ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What is Tom Hanks Thinking Right Now?

Updated on September 16, 2014

I want to share something with you

I have this personal game that I like to play when I am alone and it is a great time-killer. My strange game is entitled, “What Is Tom Hanks Thinking Right Now?” This is the title of my story today, but when and if you want to play this game you can use your own choice of actors. No matter whom you choose, the game works. Even with animal actors.

I know, without anyone telling me, that me “actually” knowing what Hanks is thinking at this moment is impossible even for those who are gifted with E.S.P. But the fun of this game is that this game is not illegal. That’s right. You can sit in an airport waiting area and play this game or if you are in a crowd listening to someone delivering a speech, you can play this game without fear of interrupting or annoying anyone.


Peter Scolari

Gary Sinise


Would you like to see me take a run at this game? Right now? Okay. For the first-time ever in HubPages history I proudly present . . .

“What is Tom Hanks Thinking Right Now?”

  • “I wonder if I left my wallet in that cave I had to live in on “Cast Away.”
  • “I was “the” star of “Busom Buddies, not Peter Scolari.”
  • “My nose seems a tad big—maybe some plastic surgery?”
  • “Man, did John Wayne have days like I had on Apollo 13?”
  • “My wife thinks that I am addicted to potato chips simply because I sunk a million dollars into a company.”
  • “I think that Madonna had a thing for me in “A League of Their Own.”
  • “I hate how I look in my wife’s Capri pants.”
  • “I resent that table of college students not crawling me for an autograph today. Don’t they know my name?”
  • “I will not star in the remake of “The Real McCoys,” even if they offer me the part of “Luke.”
  • “I don’t like how Gary Sinise yelled at me in “Forrest Gump.”
  • “And why did my wife expect me to mow the grass after I finished filming “Cast Away? I am a star!”
  • “I look ragged when I wear blue jeans. Stars like me should always wear pleated pants. Even at a neighborhood barbecue.”
  • “Is David Letterman ever going to call?’
  • “Would this container of squeeze mayonnaise really . . . .(splat!)? Yep. It will.”
  • “What did Conan O’Brien mean by “I” would be great as “Matt Dillon,” in a remake of “Gunsmoke?”
  • “Think I will go out to the patio and do some oil painting. I love to paint vegetables.”
  • “Where’s my wife? She has been gone from home for two weeks?” “Ahhh, yes. We are currently separated.”

“Who in creation is Kenneth Avery, and why did he send me the name of his writer friend, sheilamyers?”

Final Question: Are you sure that you locked your doors before you left for vacation?

Hanks on movie set

Hanks stars in "Capt. Phillips"

Brief Look at Tom Hanks' Body of Work

Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his roles in Big, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. Banks, as well as for his voice work in the animated films The Polar Express and the Toy Story series.

Hanks has earned and been nominated for numerous awards during his career, including winning a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump. In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).[

Hanks is also known for his collaboration with film director Steven Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, and The Terminal, as well as the 2001 mini-series Band of Brothers, which launched Hanks as a successful director, producer, and writer. In 2010, Spielberg and Hanks were executive producers on the HBO mini-series The Pacific (a companion piece to Band of Brothers).

As of 2014, Hanks' films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the United States and Canada box office, and over $8.4 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing male film stars in history.

Hanks with Rita Wilson before they seprated


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • maggs224 profile image


      4 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An inventive way to pass time in an airport lol... I like the the ones that you came up with in this hub :D

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, dear teaches12345,

      I will check again, but I am sure that they are separated. My source never said that they were divorced--just taking some time for themselves.

      In my day, there was no taking a break in a marriage. You talked and worked things out.

      Thanks, dear friend for the sweet comment.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I didn't know Hanks and Wilson separated. This is sad! I love your humor on Hanks roles and sayings. I can see some of them as a reality!

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      LOL. Of course. His millions and millions and mansion. How stupid could I be? Or been?

      If I were Hanks I would be sitting on a private beach in San Diego, sipping tea and dozing off at will.

      Ahh, to be Tom for one day.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, sheilamyers,

      First off, thank you for the super-nice remarks. And secondly, you have given me a new idea for something to do when I visit my pain doctors every three months.

      Using people's faces in the waiting room would work great.


      And thanks for being so wise.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Elsie,

      Thanks and I am glad that I could help. But I doubt if you ever need any new ideas for hubs. You and all of my followers have more ideas at hand that I can manufacture.

      Come back and visit with me again.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Catgypsy,

      Thank you so much for the sweet words. I appreciate you for saying them. This game can be addictive unless you have a great list of stars to use.

      Say hi to your little ones for me.

      Love, Kenneth

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Thank you kindly for your nice comment. I pray that God blesses you so much for your kindness.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Writer Fox,

      Thanks for such a nice comment. By now, I guess Hanks and his wife are reunited, for he was on Letterman last week and unless he requested that his separation be kept quiet, it was not mentioned.

      Come back anytime.

    • Writer Fox profile image

      Writer Fox 

      4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I think Tom Hanks is one of the finest living actors. I think everyone has seen at least one of his movies. I didn't know that he and his wife separated! Sorry to hear that because they had been married for such a long time. Enjoyed your game.

    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Great hub, Kenneth!

    • catgypsy profile image


      4 years ago from the South

      Leave it to you to come up with this! Hahahaha...actually, it sounds like a pretty good game...I'll try it! Fun hub,Kenneth!

    • profile image


      4 years ago

      I've never played this game using celebrities although I have looked at people in waiting rooms and made up their thoughts by the looks on their faces. I'll have to try your version of the game.

      Now think about this. I wonder if celebrities ever Google their own name to see who might be writing about them. If they do, maybe Mr Hanks will find your page then he'll know who Kenneth Avery is.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Well that was a different type of hub. Enjoyed reading it, it gives me some new ideas for writing.

    • DealForALiving profile image

      Sam Deal 

      4 years ago from Earth

      He's probably thinking about all his millions and millions and his mansion.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)