Tom Hanks said hello to me today...

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Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#1
Posted: 1/29/08 at 4:54pm
I just wanted to share this story with you all...

So, I was in the South Rehearsal Room in the Theatre Interpretation Center at Northwestern...waiting for my Performance of Poetry class to begin. One of my friends came into the room and said, "You guys aren't going to believe this...TOM HANKS is buying something from the vending machine." I all but shat my...skirt.

Around five of us bolted up and went into the hallway, right as he was rounding the corner and was walking towards us. I was a little awestruck, mostly because I didn't realize how incredibly personable and adorable he is (he IS in all of his movies, but I didn't realize he was like that in real life as well). We made eye contact, and he said, "Hello." It was in that really familiar, really Tom Hanks voice. I said hello back, and he kept on walking right on down the hallway.

I suppose he's the first A-list celebrity that I've ever come into actual close (six inches away) contact with. I didn't imagine I would be so starstruck if that were ever to happen. And it probably wouldn't have with so many other celebrities. But it was Tom Hanks. I LOVE Tom Hanks.

And he said hello to me today. =]
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#2
Posted: 1/29/08 at 5:10pm
Lovely, how wonderful...and at least you don't have to have your skirt cleaned.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#2
Posted: 1/29/08 at 5:23pm
He goes to the same gym as my aunt in Sun Valley.
Like a firework unexploded
Wanting life but never knowing how
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#3
Posted: 1/29/08 at 5:30pm
Holy crap. I'm so jealous. I love Tom Hanks.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#4
Posted: 1/29/08 at 7:12pm
Ok woah.
Here's a question.
How come you didn't jump on him and demand that he marry you or else?
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#5
Posted: 1/29/08 at 7:56pm
Hah, I think I was just too dumbfounded. And his wife, Rita Wilson, was walking with him.

But, really, I couldn't really concentrate at all throughout my hour and fifty minute class right after. Goodness gracious. The man has a demanding presence, that's for sure.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#6
Posted: 1/29/08 at 8:10pm
Congrats; that's a really nice story. re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#7
Posted: 1/29/08 at 9:26pm
That's not even a real answer. If Rita is with him, ya take her too. She's a fox, so grab up the both of them.

OH AND HIS SON? LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE HIM.

And remember, when you marry his son and become a Hank..don't forget the BWWers who convinced you to pass the personal boundaries...
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#8
Posted: 1/29/08 at 9:39pm
Hah.

Well, if his son DOES decide to come here to darling ol' Northwestern, you can bet I'll be rubbing elbows.

(or rubbing something else?)

^kidding. kind of.

I didn't see his son with him. I got confused as to why he was there. Maybe his son was sitting in on a class or meeting the theatre chair or something. Not sure. But, I'll certainly remember you BWWers if ever the day comes when I'm a Hank. re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#9
Posted: 1/29/08 at 10:31pm
For years I've had this fantasy that I marry Colin Hanks just so Tom Hanks could be my father-in-law. I've been trying to get my husband to send him a fan letter asking to be adopted, but he doesn't seem to think it's a good idea.
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Posted: 1/29/08 at 10:49pm
Heh! Colin Hanks looks a LOT like his daddy. *sigh* I bet his voice is exactly like Tom's too.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#11
Posted: 1/30/08 at 12:42am
If his voice is exactly like Tom's...I'll surely drop dead on the scene. Tom Hanks has a voice to die for. So soothing. Y'know.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#12
Posted: 1/31/08 at 10:42pm
"It was in that really familiar, really Tom Hanks voice."

Lucky Duck!!
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#13
Posted: 2/1/08 at 1:56pm
Lucky!!! I love Tom Hanks!
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#14
Posted: 2/1/08 at 4:14pm
if tom hanks spit on me it would be best day of my life. tom is the best actor alive
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#15
Posted: 2/1/08 at 4:25pm
He's pretty amazing...although somebody astounded me with their reaction to my telling them about this encounter.

She lives on my floor; her name is Lauren.

I walked in to her suite on the way to mine and told the three girls there about my recent, exhilarating encounter with Tom Hanks. The other two girls seemed to think the prospect of seeing him would have been quite nice. Lauren, however, got this really dirty look on her face and said, "If I would have seen him, I would have punched him in the neck."

I was more than a little taken aback when I asked, "Uh, why?"

She said something about hating "Forrest Gump" and how "a retard is centrally involved with some of the most important events of our country in the 20th century." I then said, "Well...just remembered that Tom Hanks does not equal Forrest Gump. They're...not the same person..." She got this really flustered, really spiteful look on her face and said, "Oh REALLY?! Thanks for clearing that up for me...I didn't KNOW that. Oh wow, thank you SO much. That was so KIND of you." Blah blah blah. I just meant to imply that...he was merely cast in the role...he is not actually "a retard who is centrally involved with some of the most important events of our country in the 20th century."

Anyway, I thought she WAY overreacted, so I just left the room. Hah, it was really the first time anyone has ever been bitingly mean to me or around me at Northwestern. Nuts. And over something like wanting to punch Tom Hanks in the neck.

what the hell?
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#16
Posted: 2/1/08 at 4:51pm
She's an idiot. Ignore her and relish in your encounter!
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#17
Posted: 2/1/08 at 6:18pm
Want me to punch *her* in the neck?
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Posted: 2/1/08 at 6:25pm
Perhaps! re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#19
Posted: 2/1/08 at 7:09pm
DO IT.
How dare she.
Tom will go all Saving Private Ryan on her ayse.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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Posted: 2/1/08 at 7:09pm
DO IT.
How dare she.
Tom will go all Saving Private Ryan on her ayse.
I mean, Denzel Washington? Gun to my head..of course.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#21
Posted: 2/1/08 at 7:39pm
Did you happen to slap him for doing Charles Wilson War.
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#22
Posted: 2/1/08 at 7:42pm
lauren is stupdi. she is jsut jealous that is not important like tom hanks is.
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re: Tom Hanks said hello to me today...#23
Posted: 2/1/08 at 8:59pm
Hah, rosscoe, I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. When you see Tom Hanks, it doesn't really cross your mind to slap him. Admittedly, Charlie Wilson's War isn't my favorite piece of film...but I was too enamored of his presence to consider reprimanding him for it. =P

And, sotragic, it could not have been better put.
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Posted: 2/2/08 at 5:00pm
Great story, and really, ignore that lauren gal. She has 'issues'.
I love Tom Hanks too, and I'm really happy for you!
Having him as a myspace "friend" is as close as I'll ever get. lol - Barb