Content Crush: 5 reasons to love Tom Hanks

Content Crush: 5 reasons to love Tom Hanks


Tom Hanks is a space nerd

Tom Hanks Autographed Apollo 13 Photo (Small)

Tom Hanks is a member of the National Space Society, and a supporter of NASA’s manned space program. “Asteroid 12818 Tomhanks”  is named after him. He voiced the inaugural film at the Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History. He is on the Board of Governors of a non-profit educational space advocacy group. He was awarded the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award by the Space Foundation in 2006, an award annually given to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the awareness of space programs. He originally wanted to be an astronaut, but “didn’t have the math”.

Guys, Tom Hanks reaches for the stars.

Tom Hanks is a hipster

Hipsters, hold on to your Raybans… Tom Hanks collects typewriters. He owns more than 200 typewriters from around the world. He recently wrote an ode to the typewriter in the New York Times.

To prevent yourself from falling in love with him, resist the urge to click here and learn more about how a journalist tempted him to accept an interview request for a web series by mailing him a vintage typewriter.

Tom Hanks is on Twitter.

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 11.28.10 PMAnd he signs all his tweets as ‘Hanx’.

Tom Hanks is bankable

And not where you think.

Tom Hanks is the highest all time worldwide box office star. His films have grossed over $3.689 billion at the box office, with seventeen films bringing in more than $100 million dollars worldwide. His highest grossing movie? Toy Story 3.

And yet, he is rated the ‘Most Trusted Public Figure in America’.

Tom Hanks is presidential

Tom is related to former US President Abraham Lincoln. Honest Abe is Incredible Tom’s third cousin, four generations removed, on his mother’s side.


Here is one of our favorite Tom Hanks moments via Jimmy Kimmel- jury is still out whether this helped or hindered the Toddler & Tiara’s brand as a piece of content marketing, but it was definitely share-worthy.


About Alex Kingcott

Alex Kingcott is the President of Shareworthy Content Lab. Shareworthy helps companies establish themselves as mini-media empires by creating online content and conversations that are credible, valuable and share-able. Follow @AlexKGT for more.

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