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Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Weinstein, Trump and History
Mr. Hanks says that’s his problem, too, that his handwriting is “horrible, horrible.”
He looks at mine and says it’s just as bad, noting: “If you were up for murder, a handwriting expert would read it
and say, ‘Oh, she’s guilty, look at the Ys versus the block Js.”’
I am also curious if the futuristic story on time travel, in which a middle-aged man goes back in time
and falls in love with a young woman at the 1939 World’s Fair, was inspired by the fortunetelling machine Zoltar in “Big.”
“No,” he says, “that really came out of a desire to see the 1939 World’s Fair.”
Mr. Hanks eats a sushi lunch, casual in Uniqlo jeans, a James Perse black T-shirt, Ralph Lauren boots, a Filson watch with Smokey Bear on it, a David Yurman silver bracelet
and a custom-made class ring from the “School of Hard Knocks” with his children’s initials engraved (both pieces of jewelry gifts from his “fabulous wife”).
Mr. Hanks says he just listened to the NPR show in which a former producer of “The Apprentice” admitted
that the show made the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, which was falling apart and, as Mr. Hanks says, “stank,” look glossy in an effort to sell the image of Trump, the successful businessman.
I can’t quite believe that” — here Mr. Hanks uses an expletive — “still goes on.”
(When I ask about Cam Newton’s gender faux pas, Mr. Hanks is more sympathetic.