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7 Lessons Tom Hanks Learned From Playing Mr. Rogers

It’s hard to imagine Tom Hanks could get any nicer, but even the cuddly pillow of a movie star picked up a few new tricks for spreading joy and kindness from his latest roll as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The film dramatizes the meeting between journalist Tom Junod and...
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PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 04: Tom Hanks attends the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Opening Night Screening of "The Post" at Palm Springs High School on January 4, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Ima

Tom Hanks Didn't Initially Want to Play Mr. Rogers in Latest Film

Tom Hanks is getting critical acclaim for his role as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” but it almost didn’t happen. The film’s screenwriters and executive producers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster revealed that getting the two-time Oscar winner to join the production was...
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Tom Hanks Has Funniest Reaction to 'Jeopardy!' Contestants Not Recognizing Him

Tom Hanks may be one of the most famous and most recognizable actors on the planet, but apparently, not everyone knows who he is. On a recent episode of “Jeopardy!,” all three contestants failed to identify Hanks, who currently stars as beloved children's TV show host, Mr. Rogers, in the biopic, “A...
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Tom Hanks Was Threatened During Filming of Mr. Rogers Movie

Who would want to threaten Mister Rogers? Or Tom Hanks? Or Tom Hanks playing Mister Rogers? Well, that’s exactly what happened to the Oscar-winning actor in Pittsburgh. Hanks, who stepped into Mr. Rogers’ blue shoes to film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” told Jimmy Kimmel all about the odd...
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