Star divulges on Tom Hanks feud

A few weeks ago, there was viral news that came about when rapper Chet Haze (aka Chet Hanks) posted a screenshot of a text from his father Tom Hanks on his Instagram story asking for a Drake-Kendrick Lamar breakup. fief

“Big Main, can you explain the Drake/Kendrick Lamar feud to me?” the elder Hanks asked his son, who then explained the story behind the two rappers’ diss tracks against each other.

Well, now seems like a good time to ask the universe, “Big Main, can someone explain the Tom Hanks/Henry Winkler feud to me?”

Because if you didn’t know, there was a 30-year feud between the two beloved actors, and right now I’m feeling like Hanks two weeks ago trying to understand why these two talents didn’t like each other.

Winkler has previously spoken out about his feud with Hanks, and he brought the dispute back into the spotlight when he appeared on How to fail Elizabeth Day in May when he told the story of how he was fired as a director in 1989 Turner & Hoochwhich starred Hanks.

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“I spent 11 weeks preparing,” Winkler said of his work on the film. “I knew this dog. This bull mastiff, this drooling dog and I became friends. The star did not become my friend.”

“You mean Tom Hanks? ‘The Star’, Tom Hanks? Day cleared.

“Probably true,” Winkler replied with a laugh.

Winkler then told a story that made Hanks seem to have a problem with Winkler’s fame and reputation potentially overshadowing his own.

“We were in Carmel, this little beautiful seaside town on the coast of California, looking for a location, and a woman, honest to God, comes running out of the store and says ‘Henry, the Fonz! Oh my god!’ and I say, ‘And, of course, you know Tom Hanks.’ When I got fired 13 days into shooting, the director of photography said, ‘I knew it was going to happen that day in Carmel,'” Winkler recalled.

Ron Howard, who is friends with both, also spoke publicly about their split, saying in 2020: “It was disappointing. I am friends with both of them and both men felt compelled to come talk to me about this.:

He added: “It was just one of those unfortunate things where they really had a working style that didn’t fit. I know it was painful for both of them and I knew how to listen to them, if not offer solutions.”

While Winkler has maintained a diplomatic approach and denied ever having an actual feud with Hanks, it’s clear that Turner & Hooch still harbors certain feelings for him all in all.

(Chet Haze, if you have a more insightful summary of this dispute, please @me.)

This article was originally published in Decider and has been reproduced with permission

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