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Tom Hanks has been filmed shouting at an aggressive fan after he and his wife were followed leaving a New York restaurant.
His wife, 65, was knocked by the fan and lost her footing before the Forrest Gump actor intervened outside the midtown restaurant on Wednesday, 15 June.
As she tried to regain her composure, she put her hands in the air and said ‘stop it!’ However, Tom was much more direct in his approach to protect his wife, telling the fans to: “Back the f**k off... knocking over my wife."
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“Come on,” said one upset fan in response to the mobbing.
“Sorry about that, Tom!” shouted another as the visibly angry actor was escorted into his car.
The couple had been enjoying a meal after watching a screening of the Elvis biopic, in which Hanks plays the iconic musician’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
“You know you f****d up if you get cussed at by Tom Hanks,” wrote one fan of the incident.
A second speculated: “Imagine what an a**hole you'd feel like, being excited to see Tom Hanks and then you p**s him off.”
“Imagine having to deal with that s**t, suppose having the millions in the banks makes it easier,” wrote a third.
"Holy s**t Tom Hanks angry and swearing. that's gotta be a first ," another wrote.
The incident comes amid ongoing concerns for Tom Hanks’ health after he debuted his visible weight loss on the red carpet for Elvis, which is not thought to be for an upcoming role.
While Hanks did lose weight for his role in Castaway, after the actor was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, he vowed to never do it again, the Daily Star reports.
Reacting to the photograph of him on the Elvis red carpet, one fan wrote: “I’m hoping Tom Hanks is well. I recall he’s diabetic so perhaps that accounts for the weight loss. His colouring though and his posture isn’t great.”
Hanks' son, Chet, 31, opened up in a recent interview about the downside of growing up amid the scrutiny that comes with famous parents, Vanity Fair reports.
He said it can lead to a lot of 'jealousy' and 'envy' and said that people have often formed opinions about him before getting to know him.
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