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Tom Hanks related to Abraham Lincoln

He’s one of the most powerful and respected men in Hollywood – and now Tom Hanks has revealed his connection to one of the most powerful men in US history.

The 56-year-old Cast Away actor revealed he is distantly related to “Honest Abe” through the former US president’s mother, Nancy Hanks. Details of the family connection were revealed by Tom as it was announced he will be the narrator of a new film called Killing Lincoln.

Tom Hanks has revealed he is related to Abraham Lincoln

Tom is the third cousin four times removed of the former president and said in an interview, “I’m related to Abraham Lincoln. His mother was called Nancy Hanks, and the members of my branch of the family are either cousins or in-laws or poor relations. So when I was at school, guess which president I was always doing essays on.”

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