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    Tom Hanks Explained Why He Crashes So Many Fans' Wedding Photos

    "It’s my ego, unchecked."

    Nobody wants a wedding crasher — unless it's Tom Hanks, of course!

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    Through the years, Tom has had a pretty good track record when it comes to surprising fans on their big day, unexpectedly popping up in wedding photos around the world.

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    And when asked how and why he does it, Tom had to joke about the whole thing.

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    "It's my ego, unchecked. I just can't help but think, 'What would these people like more than anything else to remember this magic day of days? Oh I know, me!'" Tom said on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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    It turns out Tom's wedding obsession all started when he was in Rome shooting Angels & Demons. On the day he was supposed to film at the Pantheon, a couple had also booked the location for their wedding.

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    When the limo showed up, Tom began to feel awful about the situation, considering that trucks and a film crew had taken over the ancient landmark.

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    "It was like, 'Uh, how do we fix this?' So, like a stalker...I knocked on the [limo] window; I said, 'Hey listen, we have a thing, but would you do me the honor of escorting you to your bridal altar?' So we did it!" Tom shared.

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    He noted that he felt the situation was more of him "providing a service" instead of crashing a wedding — but it inspired him to keep doing it.

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    From there on out, Tom has photobombed more wedding pics than he can count — and even officiated one or two!

    Tom stands in front of a bride and group while officiating their wedding
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    And while wedding crashing may not be socially acceptable, it seems like those couples all made an exception for Tom!

    Hear all that Tom had to say below.

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