Tom Hanks on Becoming Mister Rogers

  • Published: 26 November 2019
  • Tom talks about having a beard, “Jeopardy” contestants not knowing who he is, shooting “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” in New Mexico, some of the interesting things he learned about Mister Rogers while playing him, and the power of putting on the red sweater.

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    Tom Hanks on Becoming Mister Rogers
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  • Bucky Duster
    Bucky Duster  2 minutes back

    Excellent point about perhaps why the Jeopardy contestants failed to recognize Tom Hanks, that he assimilates the roles he plays so consummately the viewer sees not the actor, but the character as real.

    • Mimie A
      Mimie A  4 hours back

      Thank you for being there for me as a child Mr. Rodgers. I will forever be grateful.

      • kissmyaass1
        kissmyaass1  4 hours back

        Hey Tom seen any space aliens with red capes lately?

        • David Nielsen
          David Nielsen  7 hours back

          Mr. Hanks is a favorite actor and all round good guy.

          • Alison B
            Alison B  15 hours back

            I don't know why so many male actors have taken to growing grey or white beards. They look like the old man of the sea. Most unattractive and adds about 20 years to their appearance.

            • ColeinOne
              ColeinOne  17 hours back

              Can't Tom Hanks just be immortal or somethin?

              • My Name Is David Hogg & I Approve This Message

                What three year olds does Tom Hanks know that are wondering how batteries work?

                • VVILD ONES
                  VVILD ONES  1 days back

                  Now he can play David Letterman

                  • V. E.
                    V. E.  1 days back

                    The Every-man's actor. No ginormous ego. No pretension/hauteur. I want to be Tom Hanks when I grow up. lol

                    • Toria Rose
                      Toria Rose  1 days back

                      Ah, too bad the wife no-like it, he looks really good with the beard.

                      • J Robert
                        J Robert  1 days back

                        Yet another man letting a woman dictate whether or not he gets to keep his beard

                        • Sunny Baggett
                          Sunny Baggett  1 days back

                          Well... all I hear is Woody.

                          • Xavier Marin
                            Xavier Marin  1 days back

                            Top personalities Tom hanks, Robert D jr, Ewan McGregor, Matt Smith... oh and John Mullaney

                            • Declan Gill
                              Declan Gill  1 days back

                              "I'll call that the Charlie Chaplin you idiot" he could have also said Oliver Hardy

                              • Mr O Films
                                Mr O Films  2 days back

                                At first I was like 14 minutes... I don't know if i want to sit thru that much of an interview. By the end I realized again how much love Tom Hanks

                                • Jeddah Buan
                                  Jeddah Buan  2 days back

                                  😍😍😍I really love Tom Hanks!!!
                                  I hope I can meet him. That’s my ultimate dream

                                  • Kay Omholt-Montague
                                    Kay Omholt-Montague  2 days back

                                    Check out Tom Hank's beautiful beard. All snow white and neatly trimmed! I cannot wait to see this movie!

                                    • Steve Renn
                                      Steve Renn  2 days back

                                      tom hanks, best actor ever!

                                      • Brandon Newby
                                        Brandon Newby  2 days back

                                        I really could not picture anyone but Tom Hanks playing mr. Rogers. I know this because I tried. More than once. 😀😀😀

                                        • Pooty2003
                                          Pooty2003  2 days back

                                          I said this on Ellen’s clip, but I’m going to say it again. I absolutely ADORED Mr. Rogers and his show. I moved to the US from Thailand when I was only 2 years old. And it’s because of him and his show (and school of course) that I learned a lot of my English. His slow speaking and annunciation of his word helped out so much with my learning and retaining the language and words. I was devastated when I found out he passed on. I hope you make him proud Tom Hanks!!!! He was a wonderfully kind man.

                                          • Tracy Davison
                                            Tracy Davison  2 days back

                                            Tom Hanks gets better with age

                                            • Dinesh Singh Rawat
                                              Dinesh Singh Rawat  2 days back

                                              Jimmy looks like Tom Hanks, I said this n number of times in past, now this is the proof.
                                              The only difference is Acting.

                                              • Jana Cornelis
                                                Jana Cornelis  2 days back

                                                Love you, Mr. Hanks, but I have to disagree with one thing: Mr. Rogers WAS / IS for adults, too, who have remembered their inner child and can appreciate the wonder in how Crayons are made and who can also appreciate slowing down today's chaotic pace.

                                                • chad raphael
                                                  chad raphael  2 days back

                                                  Wow...his voice is so iconic!

                                                  • Chad Swanson
                                                    Chad Swanson  2 days back

                                                    He’s totally making Forest Gump 2

                                                    • Mark Merithew
                                                      Mark Merithew  2 days back

                                                      I can see that I’m going to need a lot of Kleenex in order to watch this movie. Fred Rogers touched a lot of young peoples lives, and we’ve grown up to have a deep respect for the man that made us feel better about ourselves, and took us on a journey of just growing up in this world, and surviving.

                                                    • David A
                                                      David A  3 days back

                                                      More like becoming Larry King....

                                                      • Sara Light
                                                        Sara Light  3 days back

                                                        I watched the trailer SEVERAL times and had no idea it was Tom Hanks.... when I found out I was like "duh...of course... hes perfect" but he did so well I really didnt know it was him!

                                                        • Random Updates
                                                          Random Updates  3 days back

                                                          Ed Norton such a doppelgänger for Mr R

                                                          • 61lastchild
                                                            61lastchild  3 days back

                                                            How to deal with feelings. Guess'n Trump never watched Mr. Rogers...

                                                            • kbamm69
                                                              kbamm69  3 days back

                                                              he didn't "become" anything but a scumbag actor who took a paycheck for making a hack make money movie about a great looks like a Saturday night live skit...he does not embody fred rogers at all

                                                            • Swamp Ape
                                                              Swamp Ape  3 days back

                                                              mister rogers was one of my best friends growing up

                                                              • The Alternative Voice Of India

                                                                Theres something about Tom that always makes me cry

                                                                • jakeismyhero
                                                                  jakeismyhero  3 days back

                                                                  I don’t believe that once you know there are jerks in the world that Mister Rogers is no longer for you. Examples of patience and forgiveness and compassion are always beneficial and sometimes it’s the people who are cynical or hurting that can benefit from it the most.

                                                                  • jakeismyhero
                                                                    jakeismyhero  2 days back

                                                                    Mary Rose Kent actually it’s me (I’m Jake) and Naomi Campbell.

                                                                  • Mary Rose Kent
                                                                    Mary Rose Kent  3 days back

                                                                    Nice post!
                                                                    Is that Jake in your icon photo?

                                                                • Virginia Beach
                                                                  Virginia Beach  3 days back

                                                                  As a Deaf person, I am VERY DISAPPOINTED that you couldn't be bothered to caption this video. Really, Jimmy??? I expected better.

                                                                  • Kimberly Nicasio
                                                                    Kimberly Nicasio  3 days back

                                                                    I was really enjoying the interview up until the point when he said Mr. Rogers' message/presentation doesn't apply to anyone but 2 year olds. Honestly, my 5 year old has been watching Mr. Rogers since she was around 2, and now my 2 year old watches along with her. I watch it with them as well, and it really does help me see the bigger picture with my own attitude and how I can handle things in my life differently. The show was also intended for kids older than 2 to help them actually process their feelings....which a 2-3 year old can't do. It was pretty disappointing to hear Hanks end the interview with that statement.

                                                                    • Cid B.
                                                                      Cid B.  3 days back

                                                                      HOW did that woman qualify to appear on Jeopardy?

                                                                      • Cid B.
                                                                        Cid B.  2 days back

                                                                        @Mary Rose Kent Yeah, that's true. I watched it again, I think she actually got it but she buzzed in too late.

                                                                      • Mary Rose Kent
                                                                        Mary Rose Kent  3 days back

                                                                        Cid B.
                                                                        Those guys could have buzzed in—they all missed it.

                                                                    • itwaslikeemptiness
                                                                      itwaslikeemptiness  3 days back

                                                                      Tom hanks was a bad choice for this role. It should have gone to Ed Norton. Thanks.

                                                                      • DaddyLove
                                                                        DaddyLove  4 days back

                                                                        Jimmy is really turning into a total fckwit.

                                                                        • Eme S'A'ssy
                                                                          Eme S'A'ssy  4 days back

                                                                          I remember watching that Jeopardy episode and yelling "It's TOM HANKS". Needless to say I felt old that I got it and no one else did.

                                                                          • Admin Imer
                                                                            Admin Imer  4 days back

                                                                            Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington = America

                                                                            • Admin Imer
                                                                              Admin Imer  3 days back

                                                                              @Mary Rose Kent Way to try and make an innocent comment into some bullshit.

                                                                            • Mary Rose Kent
                                                                              Mary Rose Kent  3 days back

                                                                              Admin Imer
                                                                              America has no women? I guess my life has been a complete lie.

                                                                          • Bird Surasaksilp
                                                                            Bird Surasaksilp  4 days back

                                                                            for a sec i thought that was Rick Grimes with glasses

                                                                            • gmcconcord
                                                                              gmcconcord  4 days back

                                                                              Does anyone else think Tom Hanks is kind of making fun of Fred Rogers? I don’t like that. He also has a bit of a potty mouth sprinkled with a touch of arrogance.

                                                                              • Lily Gazou
                                                                                Lily Gazou  17 hours back

                                                                                gmcconcord it’s called duper’s delight.

                                                                            • TheBlogger 7
                                                                              TheBlogger 7  4 days back

                                                                              2:10 😂😂😂

                                                                              • Connie Kimble
                                                                                Connie Kimble  4 days back

                                                                                Hanks a tad arrogant compared to Rogers who was completely un-self conscious. The "Neighborhood" was for ALL of us. Not just 2-3 year olds.

                                                                                • Daniel Rios
                                                                                  Daniel Rios  4 days back

                                                                                  Name one person that is This brilliant Big Money Pit Joe volcano Forrest Gump Green mile Cast a way Saving private ryan. Don't forget Christmas x prex

                                                                                • Andrew Roch
                                                                                  Andrew Roch  4 days back

                                                                                  go tom hanks very cool

                                                                                  • Daniel Rios
                                                                                    Daniel Rios  4 days back

                                                                                    I'll be shocked if this is not a nomination for an Oscar