Tom Hanks has been named recipient of the Icon Award at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival, PSIFF organizers announced on Thursday.
Hanks, who currently stars in Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” as airline pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, is the first honoree to be revealed by the festival. The award will be presented at the fest’s annual Film Awards Gala, which will take place on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. [Source]
Written by staff on November 11
Written by staff on October 08
EuropaCorp has set an April 28 release date for the thriller “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega.
Hanks plays the founder of the world’s largest tech and social media company. He encourages Watson’s character, who’s rising through the company ranks, to live her life with complete transparency — but no one is really safe when everyone is watching. The novel turns into a contemporary thriller about the perils of life in a digital age where personal data is collected, sifted and monetized and used for surveillance, rendering privacy obsolete. [Source]
Written by staff on October 08
Actor Tom Hanks will host “SNL” for the ninth time on Oct. 22. He stars in “Sully” and the upcoming “Inferno,” which opens Oct. 28 and is the newest film in the highly popular “The Da Vinci Code” series.
Joining Hanks will be Academy Award-nominated, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning artist Lady Gaga for her third time as musical guest. Her fifth studio album, “Joanne,” is set to be released Oct. 21.
Written by staff on June 23
The Rome Film Fest continues its return to high-profile celebrity guests in its 2016 edition. The festival, under the direction of Antonio Monda, will this year pay tribute to Tom Hanks with a lifetime achievement award.
The two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join in a public conversation with Monda about his body of work, and the festival will host a 15-film retrospective of his top hits. The actor has delivered three decades of blockbusters, including Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and Bridge of Spies, and he won the best actor Oscar for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.
“I consider Tom Hanks to be one of the greatest actors of all time,” Monda said Tuesday in a statement, adding “for the versatility that he commands extending from drama to comedy, for the psychological finesse with which he immortalizes characters who will remain forever in our imagination. His extraordinary talent and profound humanity make him a classic but always contemporary actor: his films and his performances will never be dated.” [Source]
Written by staff on December 21
Warner Bros. will release Sully, starring Tom Hanks as the veteran pilot behind the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson,” on Sept. 9, 2016,
Sullenberger, a former Air Force fighter pilot, safely landed U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009, after both engines were knocked out by a flock of geese shortly after taking off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. All 155 people on board survived. [source]