Colin Hanks

American actor Colin Hanks

Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor. Hanks appeared as Shaun Brumder, the lead role in the 2002 comedy film Orange County. He also portrayed the role of Alex Whitman in Roswell, Henry Jones in Band of Brothers and appeared on the sixth season of the Showtime crime drama Dexter. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks.
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How Colin Hanks found the 'emotional truth' in Eagles of Death Metal's return to Paris
LATimes - about 1 year
When Colin Hanks approached members of Eagles of Death Metal with the idea of directing a documentary about their harrowing experience in Paris — the band was onstage at the Bataclan theater in 2015 when terrorists burst in and killed 89 concertgoers — drummer Josh Homme’s first response was to...
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Review: ‘Eagles of Death Metal’ Revisits the Paris Terror Attack
NYTimes - about 1 year
Colin Hanks’s documentary follows the band that was playing at the Bataclan in Paris when terrorists struck in 2015.
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Why Colin Hanks made an Eagles of Death Metal terror attack doc - after the band asked him not to
Fox News - about 1 year
The director says the HBO project is more 'uplifting' than 'a downer.'....
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Colin Hanks’ new film chronicles Eagles of Death Metal’s return to Paris after deadly attacks
Yahoo News - about 1 year
On Nov. 13, 2015, terrorist attacks around the city of Paris claimed the lives of 130 people, 89 of them at the Eagles of Death Metal rock concert at the Bataclan Theatre. The new HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) chronicles the experiences of the American rock band before and after that tragic night and examines the deep bond between the band’s co-founders, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, who is also a member of Queens of the Stone Age. The film’s director, Colin Hanks, spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about this emotional and intense documentary, which debuts on HBO on Feb. 13.
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Watch the King confound the President in uproarious Elvis & Nixon trailer
Yahoo News - about 2 years
It’s not every day that a rock ‘n roll superstar turns up at the White House uninvited, but the upcoming comedy-drama film  Elvis & Nixon takes a look at the time when one did. A new trailer for the film, posted Saturday on Amazon Studios’ YouTube channel, brings viewers back to December 1970 to watch Elvis Presley demand an urgent meeting with President Nixon. A storied photograph from the day has long been circulated, and resides at the National Archives, but the image is just a single moment from a very eventful day. The film, which is described as the “untold true story,” brings the hilarious antics of Elvis (played by Michael Shannon) to screen, portraying a hilarious sit-down with a bemused president (played by Kevin Spacey, who must be getting accustomed to the role). Based on the trailer, the visit was anything but a run-of-the-mill meeting between a president and a celebrity. Related:  Amazon Studios turns to rock legends The Grateful Dead for new bio series The preview s...
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Am I Loving "Fargo"? Oh, You Betcha!
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I've never been a huge Coen Brothers fan. I find some of their movies very entertaining, others complete misfires, and all of them seemingly wearing their writer-direction on their sleeve. Often, they have a beautifully filmed quality but overwrought characters and a cold starkness that takes a long time to thaw out in your mind. The first time I watched The Hudsucker Proxy I couldn't even get through it; the next time I was completely absorbed. Most of their movies have a few elements I love, and a few I hate. The only thing I cared for in O Brother, Where Art Thou? was its fabulous music, while No Country For Old Men, despite an unforgettable villain, had a narrative choice near the end that ruined the entire movie for me. That said, it took me three viewings of Fargo before I fell in love with it, and now consider it to be far and away the best Coen brothers film. When I heard FX had a TV show version coming out, I was decidedly underwhelmed, mainly because I couldn't fathom ho...
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The Life And Death Of Tower Records, Revisited
NPR - over 2 years
A new documentary from Colin Hanks looks back on a business empire that helped shape the tastes of many music fanatics. » EMail This
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Colin Hanks' 'All Things Must Pass' an ode to Tower Records
LATimes - over 2 years
For many music lovers, the demise of Tower Records was a personal loss. Elton John, a big spender at the chain's Sunset Boulevard store, took it especially hard, as he tells Colin Hanks in the celebratory and bittersweet "All Things Must Pass," the actor's assured feature-length debut as a director. ...
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Colin Hanks' 'All Things Must Pass' an ode to Tower Records
LATimes - over 2 years
For many music lovers, the demise of Tower Records was a personal loss. Elton John, a big spender at the chain's Sunset Boulevard store, took it especially hard, as he tells Colin Hanks in the celebratory and bittersweet "All Things Must Pass," the actor's assured feature-length debut as a director. ...
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First Look: CBS Unveils “Rush Hour,” “Supergirl,” “Limitless” “Angel from Hell”
Headline Planet - almost 3 years
In Wednesday’s 2015-16 schedule announcement, CBS confirmed that the majority of its new series will premiere this fall. New comedy “Life in Pieces” (Monday at 8:30PM, then Thursday at 8:30PM after Thursday Night Football ends) and dramas “Limitless” (Tuesday at 10PM) and “Code Black” (Wednesday at 10PM) will arrive as soon as the season commences. Drama “Supergirl” (Monday at 8PM) and comedy “Angel from Hell” (Thursday at 9:30PM) will then start in November. Only the high-profile “Rush Hour” adaptation and “Criminal Minds” spin-off “Beyond Borders” will wait until midseason to make their premieres. In conjunction with its scheduling announcement, CBS issued first look gallery and episodic photos for “Supergirl,” “Limitless,” “Rush Hour,” “Code Black,” “Angel from Hell” and “Life in Pieces.” Those, along with synopses, follow: CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the bu...
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SXSW 2015: Colin Hanks discusses his Tower Records documentary
LATimes - almost 3 years
Colin Hanks knows how his presence at SXSW looks.
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Colin Hanks explores cult and influence of Tower Records in film - almost 3 years
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - With a DJ spinning vinyl tracks and attendees browsing music in racks, the famed music retailer Tower Records came alive for one night only in Austin, Texas this week, to celebrate a documentary on the rise and fall of a music giant.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Colin Hanks
  • 2015
    Age 37
    Hanks directed the documentary All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, released in 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 36
    In 2014, he played Officer Gus Grimly in the FX television series Fargo, for which he received a Critics' Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    In 2013, he starred as Allison in the second season of the web series Burning Love.
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    In 2011, he starred in the indie film Lucky, alongside Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret and Jeffrey Tambor.
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  • 2010
    Age 32
    Hanks starred in the 2010 Fox TV series The Good Guys as young detective Jack Bailey, alongside Bradley Whitford who played an old school detective (Dan Stark).
  • 2009
    Age 31
    In June 2009, Hanks became engaged to former New York publicist Samantha Bryant. The couple married on May 8, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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    In 2009, Hanks began work as director on All Things Must Pass, a documentary about Tower Records, that premiered March 17, 2015 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
    In 2009, he made his Broadway debut, acting alongside Jane Fonda in the Moisés Kaufman play 33 Variations.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    In 2008, he appeared in The Great Buck Howard, which was produced by his father and also starred John Malkovich.
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  • 2006
    Age 28
    In 2006, Hanks had a cameo role in Black's Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, playing a drunken fraternity brother.
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  • 2005
    Age 27
    In 2005, he appeared in the remake of King Kong, playing the assistant to Jack Black's character.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    In 2002, he starred in his first film as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, alongside Jack Black and Schuyler Fisk.
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    Hanks was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the oldest son of actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, producer and actress Samantha Lewes (née Dillingham), who died of bone cancer on March 12, 2002.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    In 1999, Hanks won the role of Alex Whitman in the science-fiction series Roswell, where he appeared for the first two seasons (making a brief appearance in the third).
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  • 1978
    Age 0
    His name was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978.
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  • 1977
    Born on November 24, 1977.
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