Ricky Gervais spat with ‘privilege’ Tom Hanks after ‘high horse’ comments

Tom Hanks is set to dominate the big screen once again, and he’s set to star in the upcoming biopic Elvis.Ricky Gervais may not be in a rush to see the new Oscar-winning film, with the actor he’s had multiple run-ins with over the years

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Thanks to his occasional dirty jokes and savage comments at showbiz events over the years, Ricky Gervais Sometimes annoys many of Hollywood’s biggest names.

in his many past hosts Golden Globesthe 60-year-old comedian never shy away from mocking the rich and famous sitting in the audience – famously for the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson There have been many more over the years.

Some celebrities took the taunts well – Leo even laughed when Ritchie mocked his relationship with a woman half his age – but some sat in the audience with deadpan expressions of concern for the comic. Disapprove.

Tom Hanks became a reaction meme back in 2020 when a photographer caught the Oscar winner as he sat in the Golden Globes audience for a series of comments to host Ricky The controversial gimmick doesn’t look very satisfying.

Ricky Gervais’ gimmicks and taunts are sometimes controversial


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Later the same year, looking back at the less impressive face of the Forrest Gump star, the British comedian accused the legendary actor of being “sit back” after Tom made jokes about his “wake up” culture Couldn’t laugh out loud.

In a speech by Christian O’Connell legendary stuff In a November 2020 podcast, The Office creator said: “Tom Hanks said: ‘Why did he say that?’

“And people would say, ‘Oh, look at him on his high horse’. But when Leonardo DiCaprio laughs, people love him for it.

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“I could say a lot of worse things to them, but I don’t want it to get really nasty for no reason.”

He added: “I think people who laugh at jokes get applause because people say, ‘Oh, that’s fine, they’ll take it,’ and we don’t want people to go beyond it.

“We even privilege people as long as they say, ‘I know I’m privileged, but I’m really nothing’ and we don’t like people going ‘oh I deserve it, how dare you talk to me like that’.

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“And we feel that if we really think these people are starting to believe their own hype, we want to get them to lower a peg or two.”

One of the reasons Tom may not have sniffed at the comedian’s one-liners at night may date back to an on-stage encounter the two had in 2011.

When introducing Tom and fellow actor Tim Allen on stage at the Golden Globes that year, 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 who has grossed more than $3.5 billion at the box office. He has won two Oscars and three Golden Globes for his powerful and varied performances, starring in Philadelphia, Forrest Gump Biography, Drifter, “Apollo 13 and Saving Private Ryan. The other… is Tim Allen. “

Although not a professional comedian, Tom hit back with a flawless response.

“We remember Ricky Gervais as a somewhat fat but very kind comedian – he’s neither now,” the drifting star quipped as he took the stage with Tim.

Actor hits back with his own savage joke

In 2020, before hosting the Golden Globes for the fifth time, Ricky admitted it was a joke he regretted making.

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

“But anyone standing next to Tom Hanks, unless it’s Dustin Hoffman or Robert Redford or Robert De Niro, that’s probably me. But it happens to be Tim Allen. Len has no problem. He’s a good actor. He could be a good guy.”

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The comic goes on to add that there was no “malicious” intent when he made the joke, acknowledging that he didn’t want Santa actor Tim to be targeted by it.

Ricky’s comments came ahead of Tom’s infamous reaction to his jokes at the 2020 Golden Globes, before the comedian criticized the actor for not laughing with his jokes.

So it looks like the two stars may not have patched things up.

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