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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tom attending the “Change Begins Within Healing The Hidden Wounds Of War” Benefit Dinner & Conversation that was hosted by David Lynch’s Foundation yesterday.

   

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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tom during the photocall for the launch of his book “Uncommon Type” in Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue in New York city.

   

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Tom’s new project, a book of 17 mini stories that he wrote and was officially out for purchase a couple of days ago. You can get it from Amazon, Barnes & NobleBook Depository and Audible for the audiobook read by Tom Himself.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

Tom is on full promotional mood, he was out & about a few days and we already got a couple of new photoshoots with some features written about him & the book. Check them out as follow. He did a talk with The New York times yesterday, check out the full video of the talk below and the pictures in the gallery.

   
We also got 2 new photoshoots that were done with 2 different features for The New York Times & The Guardian.

   

In 2006, when Tom Hanks wanted to get a story published, he sent it to his friend and sometime director Nora Ephron.

Having had my own writing critiqued by her, I know just how daunting that could be.

“Oh, petrifying, horrifying, yes, yeah,” Mr. Hanks said, grimacing.

The piece was a sweet paean to his makeup man Danny Striepeke, then 75 years old and retiring, a 50-year Hollywood veteran who had started by giving Elvis Presley his tan in “Viva Las Vegas” and Laurence Olivier his Roman nose in “Spartacus” and ended by turning Mr. Hanks into a policeman, an astronaut, an Army Ranger, an F.B.I. agent, a Master of the Universe, a Slavic tourist stuck in an airport, Santa Claus and a Harvard professor of symbology.

Hanks sent Ms. Ephron the piece — she got mail! — and asked, “Is this a thing?”

“And she said, ‘Yes, it is a thing. Send it to The New York Times. I’ll make some calls for you. It shouldn’t be in the Sunday Styles section but maybe in the Thursday Styles section,”’ Mr. Hanks recalls. And after many rewrites and lots of no-mercy Nora editing, like “What does this mean?” and “This is not good” and “Voice, voice, voice” and “Tell people what you’re going to tell them, and then tell them, and then tell them what you just told them,” it was finally published in Thursday Styles.

I hesitate, wondering if now is the moment to break the news to Mr. Hanks: He has spent a decade honing his writing and, despite all the other acting and directing and producing he does, and despite being, as the historian Douglas Brinkley calls him, “American history’s highest-profile professor,” he has managed to squeeze in a book of fictional short stories called “Uncommon Type.” And yet he’s still going to be in Thursday Styles. [More]

   

“This is odd,” Tom Hanks says with a shake of his shoulders, the international sign of limbering up. We are in a photographer’s studio in LA, a setting that is as familiar to Hanks as the reason for our meeting is strange. He has written a collection of short stories called Uncommon Type and, balanced on the edge of the sofa, is exploring the novelty of giving an interview without “talking points from the studio”. Hanks-the-actor is cushioned; Hanks-the-author is not, and after humbly asking what other writers I’ve interviewed recently (Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis) barks with incredulous laughter. “Oh, shit,” he says.Sign up for the Bookmarks email
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For those of us who came of age in the late 1980s, Hanks has been around as long as we’ve been going to movies, and at 61 he is bizarrely unchanged: hair marginally greyer, face slightly fuller, but otherwise still Hanks, the boyish energy and cheerful cadences recognisable from three decades on screen. He often starts sentences with “Look, I get it”, or rather, “I-I-I get it”, the mild stutter synonymous with his brand of almost cartoonish affability. “Look, I get it,” he says, pushing his black spectacles up the bridge of his nose, hippy beads slack at his wrist. “I’m a famous guy and I wrote a book and all that, but the reality is, how much does a collection of short stories really warrant attention?”

This is classic Hanks, appearing to break the fourth wall of his celebrity to let us all in; and if he has survived these years in the spotlight relatively intact, it is through a combination of good luck and this kind of strategy. Hanks gives every impression of being sincere, but I get the feeling he is also rather wily about his famous good humour. As he must know by now, it can make it hard to see anything else. [More]

And last but not least, we got a new portrait session that was done with the TimesTalk.

   

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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tom attending the opening night performance of “Springsteen on Broadway”.

   

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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tom attending the Los Angeles premiere of “Spielberg”.

   

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I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Tom attending 27th Annual Simply Shakespeare event in Los Angles with Rita who co-hosted the event with him. The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles creates plays and programs that reflect and engage the people, landscape, and history of Los Angeles. Head to the gallery to check out photos from the event.

   

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Tom Hanks is tackling an adaptation of the international best-selling novel A Man Called Ove.

Hanks is attached to star in the project and will produce with his Playtone banner partner Gary Goetzman. Rita Wilson, Hanks’ wife and frequent producing partner, is also producing along with Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, it was announced Thursday. Nicastro hails from SF Studios, one of the companies behind the upcoming tennis drama Borg vs. McEnroe. He also executive produced the Swedish-language adaptation.

The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman centers on a cantankerous widower who seems to revel in his bitterness and loneliness even as his frequent attempts at suicide seem to be thwarted by bad timing and bad luck. His life, however, takes a turn toward the unexpected when a mixed-race couple with two young daughters move into the neighborhood, leading to a heartwarming and life-affirming friendship. [Source]

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Hey everyone,

Sorry for the delay as it’s been a bit too busy. I’ve updated the gallery with photos of the last two events Tom added in the last couple of weeks!

   
   

2017 > 08 September – XQ Super School Live At The Barker Hangar
2017 > 12 September – Hand In Hand A Benefit For Hurricane Relief – Los Angeles

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Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie finally has a title. Fox said today that the pic about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 will be called The Post. It officially was known as Untitled Steven Spielberg after earlier being titled The Papers.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star as Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham alongside Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods and others. Liz Hannah and Josh Singer wrote the script. The film is keeping its Oscar-friendly December 22 limited-release date and is set to go wide January 12.

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I’ve updated the gallery with high quality screencaptures of Tom in his latest movie The Circle. The movie itself didn’t do well in the box office but it was a great opportunity to see Tom in the same movie as young stars like John BoyegaEmma Watson.

   

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