Inside Ricky Gervais ‘challenging Tom Hanks’ privilege ‘after his ‘dark horse’ comments

Tom Hanks will once again dominate the big screen, as he stars in the upcoming Elvis biopic. One person who may not be in a hurry to head out to see the Oscar winner’s new film is Ricky Gervais, who has had several encounters with the actor over the years.

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Thanks to his sometimes risky jokes and barbaric comments at showbiz events over the years, Ricky Gervais has at times annoyed many of Hollywood’s big names.

In his past several Golden Globes hosts, the 60-year-old comedian has never shied away from mocking the rich and famous sitting in front of an audience – famous by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson and many other artists over the years.

Some of the celebrities get it too – with Leo even laughing when Ricky mocks his relationships with women half his age – but some sit in the audience’s faces and don’t. Some impressions of comic books.

Tom Hanks became a meme reaction in 2020, when a photographer caught the Oscar winner looking most displeased with host Ricky’s stream of controversial comments while in the audience. fake at the Golden Globes.

Ricky Gervais’ gags and jibes have been controversial at times


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Reflecting on the Forrest Gump star’s less-than-impressive face later that year, the British comedian accused the legendary actor of being on his “dark horse”, after Tom failed to crack a smile. after his jokes about the “sober” culture.

Speaking on Christian O’Connell’s Stuff Of Legends podcast in November 2020, creator of The Office said: “The biggest creator is Tom Hanks: ‘Why would he say that?’

“And people would say, ‘Oh, he looks like he’s on horseback.’ But when Leonardo DiCaprio smiles, people love him for it.

The actor’s reaction has inspired thousands of memes


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“I could say much worse things about them, but I don’t want it to get really nasty and pointless.”

He added: “I think people who laugh at a joke, they get a round of applause because people go, ‘Oh, great, they can take it,’ we don’t want people above it.

“We even let people have privileges as long as they say, ‘I know I’m privileged but I really am nothing’, we don’t like people going ‘Oh I’m worthy, how dare you say such thing with me’.

Ricky stands by his jokes



“And we felt that, if we really think these people are starting to believe their own hype, we’d like to take them down a peg or two.”

One of the reasons Tom might not have giggled at the comedian’s quips that night can be traced back to the encounter the pair had on stage in 2011.

Introducing Tom and co-star Tim Allen on stage at that year’s Golden Globes, Ricky told the audience, “What can I say about our next two hosts?”

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“The first is an actor, producer and director whose films have grossed over $3.5 billion at the box office. He has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards for his performances. diverse and powerful, starring in films like Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Castaway, Apollo 13 and Saving Private Ryan. The other… is Tim Allen.”

Although not a professional comedian, Tom hit back with a perfect answer.

“We remember when Ricky Gervais was a slightly chubby but very kind comedian – he’s like no other now,” the Castaway star quipped as he and Tim took to the stage.

The actor responded with his own savage joke

In 2020, before hosting his fifth Golden Globe, Ricky admitted it was the only joke he regrets making.

“It’s a good joke. I’m teasing Tim Allen,” the After Life creator told the Hollywood Reporter.

“But whoever stands next to Tom Hanks, unless it’s Dustin Hoffman or Robert Redford or Robert De Niro, it could be me. But it happens to be Tim Allen. And I have nothing against Tim Allen. He is a good actor. He’s probably a pretty one too.”

Comedian and dance partner Jane Fallon arrive at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2020


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The comic went on to add that there was no “malicious” intent when he broke the joke, and admitted that he didn’t want actor Santa Clause Tim to feel targeted by it.

Ricky’s comments come just before Tom’s infamous response to his jokes at the 2020 Golden Globes, and before the comedian criticized the actor for not laughing along with his jokes. that.

So it looks like the two stars might not be perfect yet.

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