Tom Hanks honored with American Spirit Award and talks WWII

March 1, 2015 1:19 PM

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Tom Hanks honored with American Spirit Award and talks WWII

Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw were given the American Spirit Award by the National WWII Museum and the 58-year-old actor was typically gracious about accepting the award explaining that he thinks Steven Spielberg’s film “Saving Private Ryan” really sparked a renewed interest in the subject.

“With Steven's knowledge of how to tell a story and his cinematic understanding of how to tell that story, the language that he speaks, the tools at his disposal to capture something like the Invasion of Normandy, it was all brand new, so it was all going to be able to happen in a very fresh, very i...

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