11. He’s a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln.
Yeah, our new best friend is a third cousin, four times removed from Honest Abe.
20. You could help him prepare for movie roles.
When Hanks was filming A League Of Their Own, he needed to gain 30 lbs. — he accomplished his goal mostly with ice cream. Last year, Hanks announced that he has type 2 diabetes — so now you get to eat all the ice cream.
Yes, Tom. Really. So stop being so modest. It only makes us love you more.
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