Tom Hanks, 65, shows off his fun side with an energetic dance routine

June 30, 2022|

Tom Hanks brushed off his recent woes as he performed an energetic dance routine on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.

The 65-year-old Hollywood legend has made headlines in recent days after sparking concerns over his health when he was filmed visibly shaking, while he was also caught in an altercation with an aggressive fan. 

Yet Tom proved he was still limber and in good spirits as he teamed up with Stephen, 58, for a sketch about dads filming TikTok dance routines. 

Having fun: Tom Hanks brushed off his recent woes as he performed an energetic dance routine on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday

Having fun: Tom Hanks brushed off his recent woes as he performed an energetic dance routine on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday

The skit saw Tom and Stephen playing embarrassing fathers trying to be down with the kids by filming a viral dance routine. 

The duo then performed an energetic dance routine to Lizzo’s About Damn Time, sending the audience wild. 

The routine came after he sparked health concerns with his gaunt appearance and trembling. 

Hilarious: Tom proved he was still limber and in good spirits as he teamed up with Stephen, 58, for a sketch about dads filming TikTok dance routines

Hilarious: Tom proved he was still limber and in good spirits as he teamed up with Stephen, 58, for a sketch about dads filming TikTok dance routines

Funny: The skit saw Tom and Stephen playing embarrassing fathers trying to be down with the kids by filming a viral dance routine

Funny: The skit saw Tom and Stephen playing embarrassing fathers trying to be down with the kids by filming a viral dance routine

Bust a move: The duo then performed an energetic dance routine to Lizzo's About Damn Time, sending the audience wild

Bust a move: The duo then performed an energetic dance routine to Lizzo’s About Damn Time, sending the audience wild

Fears were sparked when he seemed unable to control shaking in his arm during a promotional junket for Фільми his new film, Elvis. 

He appeared at a screening in Brisbane alongside director Baz Luhrmann and co-star Austin Butler earlier this month and his arm visibly shook as he spoke. 

‘There is no better place in the world to make a motion picture than right here on the Gold Coast,’ he said, microphone in his right hand, and left hand in his pocket. 

The actor has famously shed the pounds for movies in the past, including his role as a desert island dweller in Castaway, and dying AIDS sufferer in Philadelphia.

Tom is known for his grueling preparations for his films, and it was unclear whether he recent weight loss was for a new role. 

Concerning:Fears were sparked when he seemed unable to control shaking in his arm during a promotional junket for his new film, Elvis

Concerning:Fears were sparked when he seemed unable to control shaking in his arm during a promotional junket for his new film, Elvis

Shocking: The actor also hit headlines this week when he was filmed confronting an aggressive fan that nearly knocked over his wife

Shocking: The actor also hit headlines this week when he was filmed confronting an aggressive fan that nearly knocked over his wife

The actor also hit headlines this week when he was filmed confronting an aggressive fan that nearly knocked over his wife. 

The typically composed actor turned and yelled at fans to ‘back the f**k off’ after he and Rita Wilson, 65, were mobbed outside a restaurant in Midtown on Wednesday. 

As the pair left the eatery a large crowd formed and swarmed towards them, with one member of the public getting too close and knocking Rita, causing her to lose her footing. 

As she wobbled on her feet and tried to regain her composure she shouted ‘stop it!’ and held up her hands. 

After rushing to see if Rita was ok, Tom then turned to the crowds and yelled, ‘my wife?Back the f**k up! Knocking over my wife?!’ before the couple quickly ran into a waiting car. 

Spoiler alert: Tom did not address the incident or his health during his appearance on The Late Show, but playfully issued a 'spoiler alert' about his upcoming Elvis biopic.

Spoiler alert: Tom did not address the incident or his health during his appearance on The Late Show, but playfully issued a ‘spoiler alert’ about his upcoming Elvis biopic.

Tom did not address the incident or his health during his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, but playfully issued a ‘spoiler alert’ about his upcoming Elvis biopic.

The actor  portrays Colonel in the musical biopic by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, 59, and dropped into his character’s accent several times during his spirited interview on the CBS talk show.

Stephen, 58, noted that he asked his mother if he could stay up late to watch Presley’s Aloha from via Satellite live show in 1973 that was watched by 1.5 billion people.

‘By the way, dreamed up by Colonel Tom Parker,’ interjected Tom who wore a dark brown jacket over a black shirt along with black pants on the talk show.

Spirited interview: The 65-year-old Hollywood legend portrays Colonel Tom Parker in the musical biopic by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, 59, and dropped into his character's accent several times during his spirited interview on the CBS talk show

Spirited interview: The 65-year-old Hollywood legend portrays Colonel Tom Parker in the musical biopic by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, 59, and dropped into his character’s accent several times during his spirited interview on the CBS talk show

Tom then dropped into an accent as he channeled Presley’s manager Parker and said, ‘Why would you go travel around the world when the world will tune in to see you.You don’t have to do this.’

‘But the back story on that was that he couldn’t travel around the world because,’ Stephen said.

‘Because he had no passport and he would not have been allowed into the country,’ Tom said laughing.

He then shushed everyone with a smile.

‘Shhhh.Spoiler alert. Thanks, guys. Now who’s going to see the movie now. For crying out loud,’ Tom jokingly said.

‘Can you not do that,’ he told the host.

Live television: Stephen, 58, noted that he asked his mother if he could stay up late to watch Presley's Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite live show in 1973 that was watched by 1.5 billion people

Live television: Stephen, 58, noted that he asked his mother if he could stay up late to watch Presley’s Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite live show in 1973 that was watched by 1.5 billion people

Spoiler alert: 'Shhhh. Spoiler alert. Thanks, guys. Now who's going to see the movie now. For crying out loud,' Tom jokingly said

Spoiler alert: ‘Shhhh.Spoiler alert. Thanks, guys. Now who’s going to see the movie now. For crying out loud,’ Tom jokingly said

‘So sorry, we can’t do that,’ Stephen said as he played along.

Tom received a thunderous applause when Stephen earlier welcomed him to the Ed Sullivan Theater and quickly started plugging the film co-starring Austin Butler, 30, as Elvis.

He pointed out that Presley performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and was watched by 60 million Americans.

Warm welcome: Tom received a thunderous applause when Stephen earlier welcomed him to the Ed Sullivan Theater and quickly started plugging the film co-starring Austin Butler, 30, as Elvis

Warm welcome: Tom received a thunderous applause when Stephen earlier welcomed him to the Ed Sullivan Theater and quickly started plugging the film co-starring Austin Butler, 30, as Elvis 

‘This was huge.And the very next day Colonel Tom Parker realized that everybody in America is talking about Elvis Presley so he is no longer going to appear for free on TV. After that moment you had to either buy a record or a ticket to his show or a ticket to one of his movies or listen to him on the radio for which Colonel Tom Parker got a few cents every time it played,’ Tom said.

Stephen said that Elvis got $50,000 to appear three times on the Ed Sullivan Show ‘which was a crazy amount of money’ at the time.

Tom said Sullivan understood it was worth paying for Elvis to appear on his show.

Worth it: Tom said Ed Sullivan understood it was worth paying for Elvis to appear on his show

Worth it: Tom said Ed Sullivan understood it was worth paying for Elvis to appear on his show

‘As Colonel Tom Parker himself said,’ Tom added as he dropped into character.’Well, I will be happy to put my boy on television provided they pay the price and that price is $50,000.’

Stephen shared a photo of Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show in October 1956 and Tom pointed out the spot on the stage where he performed.

‘And you should have just like a soft light shining down on that little space,’ Tom said.

In character: 'As Colonel Tom Parker himself said,' Tom added as he dropped into character. 'Well, I will be happy to put my boy on television provided they pay the price and that price is $50,000'

In character: ‘As Colonel Tom Parker himself said,’ Tom added as he dropped into character.’Well, I will be happy to put my boy on television provided they pay the price and that price is $50,000′

Tom recently sparked health concerns after appearing gaunt in public, but he was animated while discussing the film with Stephen.

He drummed with his fingers on Stephen’s desk before excitedly sharing a story told to him by his late makeup artist Danny Striepeke who was Presley’s makeup artist on four films.

‘On a movie that Danny did there was a young girl who was playing somebody in the thing.And she was very attractive and she was very thrilled to be in a movie with Elvis,’ Tom said.

Health concerns: Tom recently sparked health concerns after appearing gaunt in public, but he was animated while discussing the film with Stephen

Health concerns: Tom recently sparked health concerns after appearing gaunt in public, but he was animated while discussing the film with Stephen 

‘And she went through the movie and it was all fine.And on her last day of film she came into the hair and makeup trailer and she was just despondent,’ Tom said as he acted out her crying.

He said they tried to do her hair and makeup but she just kept ‘crying and crying and crying and crying.’

Tom said they asked her why she was so distraught as they tried to get her ready.

‘I’m trying to think about the euphemistic word, let me just say this…”I just want to have sex with him.Is that so bad? I just want to have sex with him!”,’ Tom said as the audience laughed.

Elvis is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 23 in Australia and June 24 in the United States.

Coming soon: Austin Butler as Elvis, Helen Thomson as Gladys, Tom as Colonel Tom Parker and Richard Roxburgh as Vernon are shown in a still from the upcoming biopic Elvis

Coming soon: Austin Butler as Elvis, Helen Thomson as Gladys, Tom as Colonel Tom Parker and Richard Roxburgh as Vernon are shown in a still from the upcoming biopic Elvis

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