He may be a big Hollywood A-lister whose name draws sizable crowds of moviegoers to the theaters, but Tom Hanks doesn't take his fans for granted. The Oscar winner reportedly refunded one couple $25 after they told him they disliked Larry Crowne, a new romantic comedy Hanks directed, produced and starred in with another Hollywood heavyweight, Julia Roberts.
According to the Daily Mail, the film tanked at the box office and marked the biggest flop of Hank's career.
Hanks handed over the refund after chatting with two moviegoers while filling up his car at a petrol station near his home in Pacific Palisades, California. The couple spotted Hanks at another pump and told the 55-year-old star and told him they had just seen his latest film.
When Hanks asked them what they thought the man told him the film 'wasn't that good'. His wife tried to ease the situation by explaining they'd come to expect more from their favourite star, according to the National Enquirer.
Hanks is reported as saying: 'Gee, I'm sorry you were disappointed, how about letting me refund your ticket money?' The magazine said he reached into his pocket and plucked out $25.
Classy move, Hanks. While we're on the subject, I'd love to have a chat about how much I didn't like The DaVinci Code.