Tom Hanks, often hailed as a national treasure and one of the most globally recognized film stars, has left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions through his iconic films over the years. This includes movies such as Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan and many more.
The legendary actor is known to be one of the kindest people in Hollywood, who is never afraid to help those in need. He also has one of the coolest heads in the business, rarely getting angry, especially in a public forum.
Tom Hanks Is Recognized As One Of The Nicest People In The World
Tom Hanks’ reputation precedes him as he has done a lot for people all over the world, whether during the filming of a movie or anything else. As per a piece published by The New York Times, a collection of stories revealing Tom Hanks’ mettle as a person.
During one instance in 2008, during the filming of Angels & Demons in Rome near the Pantheon, Tom Hanks demonstrated his graciousness and consideration for others. A bride and her father found themselves unable to approach the chapel due to the commotion surrounding the film production. In a remarkable display of kindness, Hanks stopped filming just so that he could escort them to the altar.
Tom Hanks Once Had A Public Outburst Involving His Wife
Known for his amiable and low-key persona, Hanks typically avoids making headlines for the wrong reasons. However, he made headlines last year during an incident in New York. Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson made their way through a crowd of overzealous fans, security personnel, and paparazzi to reach their car, an aggressive fan got too close to Hanks’ wife and caused her to lose balance and trip.
This was the straw that broke the camel’s back as he saw this and immediately yelled at people to back off before telling them to leave his wife alone. This was very uncharacteristic of Hanks but very understandable as well.
“Guys, this is my wife. Back the f**k off! Knocking over my wife?!”
Tom Hanks rushes to protect wife Rita Wilson as an aggressive fan nearly knocks her over: 'Back the fuck off!' pic.twitter.com/1WabULJUYZ— Time Capsule Tales (@timecaptales) November 20, 2023
This incident shed light on the less glamorous aspects of celebrity life and the lengths to which a devoted husband and public figure like Tom Hanks would go to ensure that his loved ones don’t fall into harm’s way.