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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  • Donna Nettis
    Donna Nettis  8 hours back

    Whenever kid’s shows were on TV, my daughter would watch while playing and running around at the same time. One day when Mr Rogers came on, she stopped dead right in front of the screen, and stood still, watching until the end of the show. If you slow down, you can get their attention, and they will listen.

    • Michelle Sturge-White
      Michelle Sturge-White  8 hours back

      Tom Hanks has very kind and beautiful eyes.

      • Tyr Persson
        Tyr Persson  11 hours back

        I feel so sad seeing Tom Hanks with a full beard. Feels so strange. Can’t we go back to Forrest Gump days

        • Darf 530
          Darf 530  15 hours back

          When Tom yelled oh my god at the beginning it sounded just like Woody from Toy Story!

          • Princess Lisa Marie
            Princess Lisa Marie  18 hours back

            Very wrong. Mr. Rogers is for all of us. Listen to what he saying about feelings and dealing with things. Adults forget.

            • Rebecca Lloyd
              Rebecca Lloyd  24 hours back

              Keep the beard! 😍🥰💕💗

              • Jesús T. Díaz Cortez

                ! Great actor !

                • Jake Goodwin
                  Jake Goodwin  1 days back

                  This is about him playing Fred Rogers but listening to him right now makes me picture Woody from Toy Story

                  • Isaac B. Carpio
                    Isaac B. Carpio  2 days back

                    The voice of my childhood. ”BUZZ LOOK AN ALIEN! - HAHAHAHA”

                    • Angie Taylor
                      Angie Taylor  3 days back

                      I'm SOOO laughing! Love u Tom Hanks!!!

                      • Jess Reed
                        Jess Reed  3 days back

                        I guess, he did not learn to manage a beard.

                        • The California Bruh
                          The California Bruh  3 days back

                          Jimmy and Tom look like father and son

                          • April Chamberlain
                            April Chamberlain  3 days back

                            Lol! Love Tom Hanks! He does every character he's ever played like they are a part of him!
                            The jeopardy part, I couldn't tell them apart but I didn't know there was a movie coming out with him playing Mr Rogers! That's awesome!!

                            • MIKE BATTANI
                              MIKE BATTANI  3 days back

                              Every time I hear Tom hanks talk I think of woody

                              • abd wad
                                abd wad  3 days back

                                wtf is that sound at 2:28. reptilian ???

                                • Neai Tuppi
                                  Neai Tuppi  3 days back

                                  He's probably the only person I have seen do an impression of Bruce Dern.

                                  • reina coffee
                                    reina coffee  3 days back

                                    Awww, our beloved Tom Hanks!! Absolutely the best actor for Mr. Rogers. Excellent movie!! Love Woody, Love Joe F.O.X., Love Forrest Gump and Love Mr. Rogers!

                                    • Emily Roberts
                                      Emily Roberts  3 days back

                                      "This is not for us, this is not for grown ups!" Mr. Hanks that's the first time I've ever heard you lie!

                                      • Agent К_видео
                                        Agent К_видео  3 days back

                                        He was an amazing Mr Rogers!

                                        • Michelle R Jackson
                                          Michelle R Jackson  3 days back

                                          Why a man who can stand the discomfort of a scratchy beard- but no wedding ring?! Strange, IMO

                                          • Ricki’s Place
                                            Ricki’s Place  3 days back

                                            YouTube is getting too comfortable with all these damn commercials

                                            • mrs Macca
                                              mrs Macca  4 days back

                                              Tom Hanks is so his movies, but I wish he’d chill

                                              • Lance W
                                                Lance W  4 days back

                                                Time for Hollywood to pretend they like somebody. They ridiculed him for many years. Comedians built their careers making fun of him. I remember watching Jim Carrey do a skit where Mr. Rogers was at the porn store. I never laughed even then. It wasn't funny... Mr Rogers is a legend. Jim Carrey is an unhinged nutcase that is way past his prime.

                                                • Elijah Love
                                                  Elijah Love  4 days back

                                                  Hearing Tom call Jimmy a "jaded talk show host" was so satisfying. I played that at bit at list 10 times.

                                                  • ethantwolfe
                                                    ethantwolfe  4 days back

                                                    Wow, demeaning talk show hosts for having humor and implying Jimmy uses illegal substances because he talks so fast. Made me dislike Tom a lot more.

                                                    • Tomas Tatarrr
                                                      Tomas Tatarrr  4 days back

                                                      Look VERY CAREFULLY, he has had a hair transplant. Very easy to see

                                                      • Atl Peach
                                                        Atl Peach  4 days back

                                                        I love Tom, love him MORE with the beard!!!

                                                        • Bucky Duster
                                                          Bucky Duster  4 days 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  5 days back

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

                                                            • kissmyaass1
                                                              kissmyaass1  5 days back

                                                              Hey Tom seen any space aliens with red capes lately?

                                                              • David Nielsen
                                                                David Nielsen  5 days back

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

                                                                • Alison B
                                                                  Alison B  5 days 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  5 days 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  6 days back

                                                                      Now he can play David Letterman

                                                                      • V. E.
                                                                        V. E.  6 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  6 days back

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

                                                                          • J Robert
                                                                            J Robert  6 days back

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

                                                                            • Sunny Baggett
                                                                              Sunny Baggett  6 days back

                                                                              Well... all I hear is Woody.

                                                                              • Xavier Marin
                                                                                Xavier Marin  6 days back

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

                                                                                • Declan Gill
                                                                                  Declan Gill  6 days back

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

                                                                                  • Mr O Films
                                                                                    Mr O Films  6 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  6 days back

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

                                                                                      • Kay Omholt-Montague
                                                                                        Kay Omholt-Montague  6 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  6 days back

                                                                                          tom hanks, best actor ever!

                                                                                          • Brandon Newby
                                                                                            Brandon Newby  6 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  6 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.