Color me star struck. I had a reply from @TomHanks via Twitter yesterday. He’s making a new movie (with Julia Roberts) about a guy named Larry Crowne. Larry goes back to school (community college) as a 50 year old. Tom had tweeted a question asking if any of his twitter followers had done the same. My experience was a little different, but I did finally earn a bachelor’s degree at 52, so I tweeted a response. He was kind enough to reply.
Anna and Tom were classmates at Skyline High School, graduating in 1974. (Tom played Luther Billis in the Skyline production of South Pacific that year.) During high school they attended a church youth group together. Naturally we’ve followed Tom’s career. My favorite Hanks films are Forest Gump and Philadelphia. Larry Crowne will be his second film with Julia Roberts, and it’s a safe bet we’ll be seeing it as soon as it’s released.