This is how you make an entrance. During his Mar. 23 debut as host of ‘The Late Late Show,’ James Corden got a visit from Tom Hanks, and you have to see what they did to believe it.
James Corden seems to have the right idea as to how to make his new late night talk show a hit: just model it after every beloved Tom Hanks movie! Brand new to the late night game, the Late Late show host got a ton of star powered assistance in his premiere episode, some of which came from Tom. Check out the incredible clip of the two recreating some of Tom’s most memorable films– and yes, Forrest Gump is one of them, duh!
Tom Hanks & James Corden Reenact Iconic Movie Moments
James Corden is about to find out if life really is like a box of chocolates.
In this ridiculously amazing Late Late Show clip from his first episode hosting, James and Tom dive right into Tom’s extensive film repertoire. First things first, we start with Forrest Gump. The two dudes–wearing matching cream blazers, I might add– take a seat on the bench, chocolates in hand.
Then, a bell rings! The blazers come off, revealing a hoody and letterman jacket, clearly in an ode to Big. Next up, those top layers come off, too, and the two rock all black ensembles with a tennis racket in hand for Bachelor Party.
From ‘Captain Phillips’ To ‘Castaway’
The tribute doesn’t stop there, though. Next up, The Money Pit, as James asks Tom if they should buy a (cardboard) house, before Tom takes the tennis racket which he is still holding and smashes it to pieces.
Next? Road to Perdition, which the two honor by placing hats on their heads while standing in a, uh, realistic alley. The nearly six-minute tribute goes on to recreate scenes from Sleepless in Seattle to Captain Phillips (“I am the captain now”) to–yup!– Castaway, which is reenacted by Tom slapping his red-painted palm against James’ face then screaming the iconic “Wilsooooooon!”
So great. What do you guys think of the reenactment?
— Casey Mink