7 Lessons Tom Hanks Learned From Playing Mr. Rogers

It’s hard to imagine Tom Hanks could get any nicer, but even the cuddly pillow of a movie star picked up a few new tricks for spreading joy and kindness from his latest roll as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The film dramatizes the meeting between journalist Tom Junod and...
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Tom Hanks Didn't Initially Want to Play Mr. Rogers in Latest Film

Tom Hanks is getting critical acclaim for his role as Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” but it almost didn’t happen. The film’s screenwriters and executive producers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster revealed that getting the two-time Oscar winner to join the production was...
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