On Thursday, legendary actor Tom Hanks was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Harvard University, adding to his long list of honors.
Harvard University President Lawrence Buckow introduced Hanks as “Wilson’s best, Booth’s friend, Ryan’s savior, [and] “Father of America.”
Bakow sang the praises of Hank’s wide range of roles, saying, “With wit and grace, smile and voice, his performances touch the heart and soul and show us why we trust Tom.”
Hanks, 66, was amused by Wilson’s talent for volleyball — in 2011 take on.
Hanks touched on racism during his 30-minute acceptance speech, asking, “Why are we all human?” he said.
Referring to himself as “a historian who reads non-fiction for pleasure,” he spoke of American justice.
“If you live in the United States of America, that trust is sacred, immutable, carved into the very foundation of our republic,” he said.
“When it comes to our race, there are many models, but only one chassis. None of us are super, but we are Americans, and when it comes to our race, we are all willing to accept that we are human.
Meanwhile, Hanks’ family has spoken out. People The happy actor asked to call him doctor. “I call him Doctor – even if it’s just an honorific,” says his son Truman.