You’re probably wondering: does Tom Hanks smoke weed? The down-to-earth actor looks like he takes an occasional puff or two, but he hasn’t been forthright about any possible weed-usage to date. So we decided to do some research, and see if there’s anything to suggest Hanks, does, in fact, smoke the ganja. Take a look at what we were able to come up with.
Who is Tom Hanks?
Unless you’ve been living on planet Mars for the last three-plus decades, you know who Tom Hanks is. But here’s a quick brush-up on the life and career of the award-winning actor.
Hanks was born in Concord, California, and after acting in several school plays decided to study theater. He studied at Chabot College in Hayward, California, before transferring to California State University just two years later. Hanks moved to New York City in 1979 and received his first film role in the movie He Knows You’re Not Alone in 1980.
Hanks first sizeable movie role was in the 1984 romantic comedy Splash, where he played the lead role of a human who falls in love with a mermaid. The movie was met with surprisingly positive reviews. After some moderate success, Hanks’ breakout role came in 1988 in the comedy Big. He received his first Academy Award nomination for his performance.
Hanks later portrayed a baseball-legend/manager in the 1992 comedy-drama A League of their Own. After his performance, Hanks began garnering dramatic roles. In 1993, Hanks starred in Sleepless in Seattle and Philadelphia, and. won his first Academy Award for the latter.
He followed up his performance in Philadelphia with one of his most iconic roles in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump. Hanks again won the Academy Award for Best Actor and became the second actor ever to accomplish such a feat in back to back years.
Throughout the 90’s, Hanks also starred in hit movies Apollo 13, Toy Story, The Green Mile and Cast Away.
Hanks continued his success over the next two decades, starring in notable films such as Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, The Da Vinci Code, Charlie Wilson’s War, Captain Phillips, Bridge of Spies, Sully and Inferno.
Puff or Pass?
So does Tom Hanks smoke weed? There’s not much evidence to support that the 61-year-old actor tokes up. However, there are some clues to suggest he might be a smoker on the low.
One instance is when then-co star Halle Berry claimed to have smoked with Hanks on the set of the 2012 film Cloud Atlas. However, Berry eventually backed off her initial statements and say they smoked “in the movie”. Although this is far from a sure-thing, it’s interesting to Berry playing coy about smoking with Hanks in the interview.
Another possible, albeit minuscule clue that Hanks could smoke weed, is the fact that his son is a big-time smoker. Chet Hanks, an aspiring rapper, frequently raps about the enormous amount of weed he smokes. Perhaps, like father, like son?
Final Hit: Does Tom Hanks Smoke Weed?
Unfortunately, there’s not enough information to definitively say Tom Hanks is a regular weed-smoker. However, some of the clues suggest he may dabble in it from time to time. Who knows, maybe Hanks smokes on the low? There’s no shortage of celebrities that toke up, so it wouldn’t be all too surprising if Hanks was one of them. But until there’s more evidence on the subject, we’re going to have to go with a “no” on this one.