Tom Hanks Reacts To ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Not Recognizing Him On ‘Kimmel’

Brenda Watkins
December 5, 2019

Tom Hanks was busy filming a new project in New Mexico last week, so he missed that viral video where three Jeopardy! contestants didn't know who he was. "What? They didn't even have any wrong [guesses]?"

"They should have gone, bing, uh, Woody Harrelson?" he said. "No".

He added, "What was the name of the category?" Bing, Mahershala Ali? What was the name of the category, "Washed up Career Choices" for $800? Bad Casting for $1,000, Alex?' "OK, I'll take that, I'll take that".

'I look at it as you inhabited that character so beautifully that even they were absorbed instantaneously, ' which caused the studio audience to applaud. "They couldn't make anything out".

The Oscar-winning actor now stars as Fred Rogers in the upcoming biopic directed by Marielle Heller.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'.

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The Academy Award-winning star of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood talked to Jimmy Kimmel about the power of putting on that iconic red sweater to play the beloved PBS children's show star.

Complete silence from the contestants followed. Although Beverly did buzz in she was a tad too late. Tom, who identifies himself as a "broken" person, slowly realizes that Fred Rogers is indeed real - and that he is right when he says that "we sometimes have to ask for help, and that's OK". "That's Tom Hanks. Not quickly enough, Beverly". Tuesday night, some may not be able to recognize him without it.

"He came in and immediately called me 'boss, '" she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.

"I'll take that, I'll take that, thank you", Hanks responded.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is now playing in theaters.

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