Tom Hanks Talks Toy Story 4, and How Forrest Gump Got His Accent
Last night’s Graham Norton Show featured Tom Hanks, Peter Capaldi, and David Walliams, and I have organized them in order of who actually got to talk in these clips. I feel sorry for David Walliams, a bit, but the one-two of Tom Hanks and Peter Capaldi would be tough to stand up against for anyone. First of all, we hear how Tom Hanks’s fans like to scream the name of his doomed volleyball companion at him when they see him in public, in addition to the story of how the actor who played young Forrest Gump, Michael Connor Humphries, inspired the character’s accent for the whole movie.
I also really appreciate the story of Peter Capaldi winning an Oscar for his short film, because it kind of sounds like how it would go if one of us was nominated for and won an Oscar via clerical error of some kind; just a normal person walking into Hollywood’s biggest night and trying to stay afloat through all of it. David Walliams took some ribbing at the end of that clip, but at least his mom got to have a good time at the show because she’s apparently a huge Tom Hanks fan and had previously missed her chance to meet him:
And finally, we learn that not even Hanks himself is beyond the reach of Disney’s lawyers.
It’s almost good enough to make up for whatever is happening with his hair in this appearance.