Colin Hanks Just Trolled His Dad On His Birthday With A Photo That Most Definitely Is Not His Dad, And Twitter Is LOLing
Tom Hanks turned 63 on July 9th. What better way to say "Happy Birthday" than with a little trolling-with-love from his son, Colin?
The mischievous scion did what any good son does to wish his famous father the very best. Who sends cards anymore? This is 2019, and any celebratory shout outs are done on Twitter.
"Wanna wish a Happy 63rd Birthday to my dad!!!" tweeted Colin.
"He's a good man with a great sense of humor. Love ya Pops!"
When it comes to said "sense of humor," the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
The 41-year-old actor from CBS's Life In Pieces shared a picture honoring his famous dad from Forrest Gump (1994) and Cast Away (2000).
Except it wasn't his dad.
Wanna wish a Happy 63rd Birthday to my dad!!! He's a good man with a great sense of humor. Love ya Pops!… https://t.co/QHlQEMMnKs— Colin Hanks (@Colin Hanks)1562684568.0
Nope, the man in the photo is none other than that other Hollywood icon, Michael Keaton, star of Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2016).
Twitter couldn't help but play along with Colin's wacky ruse.
@ColinHanks Happy birthday, Bill Murray!— Harry Pujols (@Harry Pujols)1562685657.0
@ColinHanks A true legend! https://t.co/If9BzUk4Qg— Chris Reddy (@Chris Reddy)1562684941.0
@ColinHanks For you, buddy. https://t.co/6l01aeSibl— Duncan Jones (@Duncan Jones)1562686344.0
One user brought Hanks's former Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari into the parental swapping joke.
@ColinHanks @bader_diedrich Love his early work! https://t.co/k0M1GFiiMB— Alina Atash (@Alina Atash)1562691321.0
Will Colin's real dad please stand up?
@ColinHanks Your dad is Val Kilmer?!— Entitled Willennial (@Entitled Willennial)1562684787.0
@WpHirsch @ColinHanks Dude that's Adam West, get your Batmans right.— Pastor Galen (@Pastor Galen)1562687102.0
Colin's tweet led Twitter on a glitch-fest.
@ColinHanks https://t.co/QnAdPjh1ng— Mandy Cassidy (@Mandy Cassidy)1562692226.0
@ColinHanks Field of Dreams was amazing.— Warren Cronin (@Warren Cronin)1562684975.0
@ColinHanks @ThijsWhoa Congrats to tour dad!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🎉🎉 https://t.co/6r1h7qXiHC— Heleen (@Heleen)1562685952.0
@ColinHanks This is what happens when you leave it up to Google for family pictures.— Introverted Social Butterfly 🦋 (@Introverted Social Butterfly 🦋)1562684815.0
The identity mismatch is an ongoing prank between father and son, where only the son is the active participant.
It started in 2016 when Colin posted a picture of Keaton from 1982's Night Shift to wish his dad Happy Father's Day.
Colin repeated the gag in 2018 on Father's Day with a picture of Keaton in Mr. Mom (1983).
"Happy Fathers Day to all the dad's out there," wrote Colin.
"But a special Happy Fathers Day to the man I call Pops, @tomhanks. Shown here in a picture from his younger days."
For this year's Father's Day, Colin posted a picture of Michael Keaton as auto industry employee Hunt Stevenson from the 1986 comedy Gung Ho.
He sang his "dad's" praises with this caption:
"Happy Fathers Day, to all the dads out there but specifically to my dad. He's a good man and always lead by example."
"Like that time he rallied the guys to try and make that 15,000 cars per month quota to impress the big wigs at Assan Motors."
"He lead by example and gave his all. Of course, they didn't make the quota but it was the effort that counts! Way to go Dad!"
Michael Keaton, who is not related to the Hanks', will turn 68 on September 5.
Rita Wilson Just Roasted Son Colin Hanks Hard For Being Oblivious To Kate Hudson's Crush On Him As A Kid
At the Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala for the Women's Cancer Research Fund last Thursday in Beverly Hills, Rita Wilson introduced Kate Hudson, who was being honored at the event. Wilson commented that Hudson could have been her daughter-in-law, if only her son Colin Hanks hadn't been "too clueless."
Rita Wilson is a film and television actress and producer whose notable roles include Liz Langston in Jingle All The Way, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She executive produced Mamma Mia! and its sequel, among other films. Wilson married Tom Hanks in 1988 and the couple have four children, including the aforementioned Colin.
Kate Hudson is an actress, singer, fashion designer, and author. She rose to prominence for her role as Penny Lane in Almost Famous, and has appeared in many films since.
Rita described Kate's childhood visits to her house in search of her childhood crush:
"Kate used to bicycle over to my house when she was 14 to see if my son Colin Hanks was home, and Colin Hanks being a little too clueless to know like, 'Oh, my God, this amazing girl is driving by on her bike, like, asking for me.'"
She then went on to praise Kate and her accomplishments:
"Well frankly, if anybody's going to trust that Kate Hudson is the biggest, amazing, most wonderful hearted beautiful person in the world, then I mean who doesn't believe I'm [sic] Kate."
"Thankfully, I've never met such a misguided individual, except maybe my son Colin."
The mission of the Women's Cancer Research Fund is near and dear to both Wilson and Hudson. Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, underwent a double mastectomy, and is now cancer-free.
Wilson wrote about her experience with cancer, and the effect it had on herself and her family, for Harper's Bazaar.
She spoke with Vanity Fair about her experience as well, on the night of the Gala:
"After I got diagnosed, I was shocked and scared. I didn't know what was going to happen. What helped me was my faith. I'm Greek Orthodox. I was raised in that faith, and I still have a very strong faith."
"That really helped me especially when things were so out of control. My husband, my children, my brother, and my incredible girlfriends also helped me."
Kate Hudson apparently got over that childhood crush, though, as she and partner Danny Fujikawa welcomed their new daughter Rani last October.
Including baby Rani, Kate is mother to 3 children; her son Bingham Hawn, 7, from her previous engagement to Matt Bellamy, and Ryder Russell, 15, from her previous marriage to Chris Robinson.