Hello, bros! And welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die. Today’s contestant is big time movie star and Hollywood nice guy, Tom Hanks! Yes, I was just as shocked as you that he had a verified twitter account AND it was active. Let’s see if it’s as funny as he.

June 18th, 12:53pm: “Friday. Morning. Ext. Parking lot. Checking playback on Larry Crowne. http://twitpic.com/1xupzz”

Cool, Tom is directing and starring. Tough gig, but he’s done it before with A League of Their Own. “There’s no crying in baseball!”

June 18th, 2:28pm: “UMart has all your Toy Story 3 merchandise. Ask for Larry Crowne. Hanx http://twitpic.com/1xvgla”

“UMart”? Jeez, Kmart wouldn’t license you the rights? Well, I guess it’s cheaper that way. Man, that’s a lot of Toy Story 3 stuff.

June 21st, 3:41pm: “Barry Sobel? And me. At work where U make the difference. Hanx http://twitpic.com/1yt24d”

When did Barry join the Ghostbusters?

June 22nd, 3:38pm: “At UMart you see your professional past … http://twitpic.com/1z2gu8”

What, no, Joe vs. The Volcano in stock?

June 22nd, 3:42pm: “Present… http://www.twitvid.com/WNUKB”

TS3 totally rocked dude. I loved it.

June 22nd, 8:47pm: “And Future as Larry Crowne. Hanx http://twitpic.com/1z4idx”

Why do you sign everything “Hanx”? Does that mean your assistant is doing the other tweets?

June 23rd, 4:43pm: “Here’s how we mark Larry Crowne’s final day of shooting. Hanx http://www.twitvid.com/16QQA”

Somehow, that would’ve been inappropriate on the final day of shooting of Philadelphia.

June 23rd, 4:46pm: “As seen on the PCH @ 6 am. Hanx http://twitpic.com/1zc61n”

I guess that will make sense after the movie comes out.

June 23rd, 8:39pm: “Last day. Last shot. Last scene. Last slate. Still more tweets to come. Hanx http://twitpic.com/1zdscj”

Nice pants.

June 25th, 10:03am: “Youtube channel up and running! Check it out… Hanx http://www.youtube.com/tomhankschannel”

Awesome. This is a perfect opportunity for you to do Bosom Buddies shorts.

June 26th, 1:16am: “Huge turnout @ wrap party. So hip in H’Wood Larry Crowne would fit in. Hanx”

Yeah, who would’ve thought lots of people would turn out for a party with Tom Hanks for his next movie.

July 1st, 2:34pm: “Larry Crowne. The movie. Every scene. In order. Hanx http://twitpic.com/21jx5s”

Nice. So orderly. I’ll bet they didn’t do that for “All About Steve”.

July 1st, 2:35pm: “Am example. Hanx http://twitpic.com/21jxik”

I have to say, I’d be more excited about this movie if this card said, “Larry patrols the parking lot looking for zombies”. Think about it.

July 12th, 5:27pm: “Editing continues. Latest cut is 1:51 long. No credits. More to be done. Hanx http://twitpic.com/24rfn4”

Wow, look at that. A big Hollywood blockbuster all jammed into one desktop. You see that blue screen and the studio could be out millions.

July 16th, 6:17pm: “Putting in temp music and loop lines for a 1:43 rough cut. Go, Larry CROWNE! Hanx”

Nice. Editing is kind of a drag, but it must be nice when you got movie star money. You can like, take a break and fly to France for some good wine and cheese.

July 26th, 6:00pm: “Putting scenes back into Larry Crowne. If not now, when ? Hanx”

A perfect time to add zombies.

August 2nd, 7:51pm: “Editing room 8/2. Big changes. Still at 1:43ish length. My summer job on Larry CROWNE. Hanx http://twitpic.com/2b3c1t”

That’s a sweet-ass editing system Tom.

August 5th, 11:39pm: “Nice props from JR on Dave last night. Bless you, “Mercy”. Hanx”

This is what it says under Tom’s Twitter bio: “I’m that actor in some of the movies you liked and some you didn’t. Sometimes I’m in pretty good shape, other times I’m not. Hey, you gotta live, you know?”

You’ve been in so many movies, dude, who cares what people think. The vast majority of them were good. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Cheer up internationally known, multi-millionair moviestar!

Okay, let’s rate Tom’s tweets. Most of them seem to concentrate on work, which is cool, especially since he’s shooting a movie most people will see. For Insanity, I give him a 5. He’s pretty low key, but keeps typing “Hanx” for some reason. For Style, I give him a 7. For Mustness, I give him an 8. Who knows what will appear on his site? He’s Tom freakin’ Hanks! That averages out to about a 7. Totally worth following, plus he doesn’t bombard you with endless tweets as promos. He doesn’t need to.

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