Tom Hanks celebrates 64th birthday with tributes from wife Rita Wilson, son Colin and Charlize Theron
Tom Hanks marked his 64th birthday on Thursday.
Rita Wilson, Colin Hanks and Charlize Theron took to social media to honor the actor and send him well wishes.
His son Colin’s tribute stands out as he continued his years long joke of posting a photo of Michael Keaton whenever honoring his dad.
His wife Rita, who he married in 1988 and shares two sons Chet and Truman with, shared a sweet snap of the star smiling.
‘Happy birthday @tomhanks,’ she wrote. ‘We love you so much. You are our anchor. Every day with you is a blessing.’
The actress went on to share lyrics from The Silver Beetles’ song When I’m Sixty-four.
‘Give me your answer, fill in a form / Mine for evermore / Will you still need me, will you still feed me / When I’m sixty-four,’ to which she answered ‘YES!’
His caption references his upcoming film, Greyhound, which he also penned the screenplay, that was due for release in movie theaters in May but was pushed back due to COVID-19.
When it became evident that cinemas would remain closed indefinitely, Apple purchased the film for streaming release on its premium subscription service Apple TV+ to be released on Friday.
Greyhound stars Tom as a U.S. Navy Captain who is given command of a destroyer code-named Greyhound in his first wartime assignment.
Despite his inexperience, he finds himself in charge of an allied convoy that’s being stalked by Nazi U-Boats.
Tom and his wife Rita, 63, both contracted COVID-19 in early March while he was filming Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis Presley biopic in Australia, due out next year.
While Tom’s son Colin, who he shares with his first wife Samantha Lewes, shared a grab of Michael Keaton from his 1994 film The Paper.
‘Happy birthday pops,’ he wrote. ‘Another year around the sun, and another birthday post for YOU!’
The Orange County actor, 42, has been using photos of the Batman actor when honoring his dad since Father’s Day in 2016. Advertisement
It has now become tradition for the younger Hanks actor to post a tribute with Keaton, for Father’s Day 2019 he wrote ‘Happy Fathers Day, to all the dads out there but specifically to my dad,’ with a photo of Keaton in the 1986 comedy Gung Ho.
Tom’s That Thing You Do co-star and longtime friend Charlize Theron also shared a throwback snap with the star.
The South African beauty wrapped her arm around the actor’s neck as they smiled for the Polaroid photo.
‘You will forever be my hero,’ she wrote. ‘Happy birthday @tomhanks.’