Tom Hanks At Golden Globes: “I’m not in this for power, I’m not in this for money”

Tom Hanks gives one of the most honest award acceptance speeches Tom Hanks, who played the beloved children’s TV host Fred Rodgers in the movie A Beautiful Day in...

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Tom Hanks gives one of the most honest award acceptance speeches

Tom Hanks, who played the beloved children’s TV host Fred Rodgers in the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood , gave an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes as he accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award.

During his acceptance speech, Hanks thanked his longtime wife, Rita Wilson, and their five kids.

“I can’t tell you how much your love means to me,” Hanks said. “A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that. A wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is. Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is. And a loving group of people who have put [up] with me being away months and months and months at a time.”

Hanks said he got into acting as a teen because of his passion for the art. He said he wasn’t “in it for the money,” although he joked about his comfortable lifestyle.

“I’m not in this for power, although I have some, I’m not in this for money, although man am I rich,” Hanks said amid laughs from the audience. “I can go to Greece any time I want so that’s how comfortable I am, but there’s no substitute for that.”

The Cecil B. DeMille award, which Hanks took home Sunday night, is a prestigious award given to actors who have made “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

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