If you look at the world’s biggest movie stars — Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Nicolas Cage, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, and Tom Hanks — there’s only one of those guys that seems like an honest to God down-to-Earth guy in real life, and that’s Tom Hanks (Johnny Depp is way too fucking cool to be down to Earth). He doesn’t always make movies I’m aching to see (e.g., Angels and Demons), but hardly anyone does the talk show circuit as well as Hanks does (in fact, as I’m writing this, I’m watching him on last night’s Letterman). He really is just a charming goddamn guy — a self-effacing, rock solid personable guy (and honestly, he should really do another comedy soon. He’s fucking gold in comedic roles).
Anyway, he was on some British talk show last week, “Friday Night with Jonathon Ross,” and the host asked him the sorts of things that people say to him on the street and one thing leads to another and before you know it, Tom Hanks is rocking the Big rap. I’m telling you — forget about the bad Robert Langdon hair, forget about The Polar Express and the somber movies he’s been making lately, and just bask in the awesomeness that is Tom Hanks. Check out this clip — it’s two minutes that will make you happy for the rest of the day.