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Whether playing Robert Langdon in Inferno or congratulating newlyweds in Central Park as himself, Tom Hanks is the epitome of humility and talent. But the Oscar-winner says he’s just lucky not to be making snow globes

6th November, 2016
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CREDIT AUSTIN HARGRAVE

Two days before I’m set to meet Tom Hanks, there’s a curious coincidence. At Letters Live, a charity event in London where well-known faces read out missives written by the famous and otherwise, one letter comes from a 17-year-old – penned to George Roy Hill, the director of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It was written in 1974, just after Hill won the Oscar for The Sting – and the author? One Thomas J...

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