Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks on Broadway: “I feel like I’ve played good American Legion baseball, and now, suddenly, I’m playing left field for the Yankees” (video)

It seems like most times a big name actor decides to give Broadway a shot he or she can expect to receive a Tony nomination in return for boosting the box office. Okay, maybe that’s not fair in the case of Tom Hanks, who has received nearly across-the-board praise for his role in his Broadway debut Lucky Guy and thus, with little surprise, a Tony nomination.

Maura Tierney on Working with Tom Hanks and Relating to Her Character in Broadway’s ‘Lucky Guy’

Though it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say Lucky Guy is the Tom Hanks show — after all, Hanks, one of the most popular film actors of the last three decades, is making his Broadway debut in the Nora Ephron play — the Forrest Gump star isn’t doing a one-man show. One of the other primary members of the cast is Maura Tierney, who plays Alice McAlary, the wife of Hanks’ character Mike McAlary.

What’s Tom Hank’s Weekly Salary for Broadway’s ‘Lucky Guy’?

Back in October it was revealed that one-time Oscar winner Al Pacino was making a guaranteed $125,000 per week starring in Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway. While two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks might not be making that much as a base salary for his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, I think it’s fair to say the title of the play reflects his earning prospects quite well.

Tom Hanks Takes Odd Photos With Fan Pretending to Be Drunk

Let’s be clear: most celebrities don’t want to be bothered when they’re, say, eating in a restaurant. I mean, you can’t really blame them for that — there’s a time and place for autographs and publicity, and then there’s trying to finish your sandwich. Of course, there are many exceptions — there are celebrities that don’t even want to be bothered when doing anything in public, and there are some celebrities who… well, will go to extremes to accommodate your wacky requests.