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Bad Blood! It turns out that professional “nice guy” Tom Hanks isn’t such a swell cat after all in the eyes of Henry Winkler of “Happy Days” fame.
While Tom Hanks was tearfully accepting his Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment during Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the camera briefly panned to Henry Winkler, who sported a decidedly less-than-thrilled expression on his mug.
Out of the phalanx of celebs crammed into the Beverly Hilton, it’s interesting that the director chose to spotlight the “Happy Days” star. Or perhaps it was a mischievous option, as it turns out that two of the nicest guys in Hollywood have been feuding for over three decades.
Winkler was the original director on the kiddie flick “Turner and Hooch” starring Hanks, but was unceremoniously fired after only 13 days on the job.
Winkler indirectly talked about his feud with Hanks during an appearance last year on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
“I was directing that movie for 13 days and then I was called into (producer) Jeff Katzenberg’s office and he said, ‘You have everything with you? Go home.’”
Although Winkler didn’t have fond memories of working with Hanks, he loved Tom’s co-star in the film.
“I got along great, great with that dog,” Winkler told Cohen. “Love that dog.”
We at the Hammer and Nigel Show, however, know that the beef between Winkler and Hanks isn’t about “Turner and Hooch” at all! No, their beef goes back much, much further than that.
I can’t believe that guy went on to win an Oscar… TWICE!