Tom Hanks shouts ‘back the f*** off’ as fan nearly knocks over his wife Rita Wilson

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Tom Hanks shouts ‘back the f*** off’ as fan nearly knocks over his wife Rita Wilson
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Tom Hanks has been filmed screaming “back the f*** off” at a fan who almost knocked his wife Rita Wilson over.

The Hollywood star, 65, had been enjoying an evening in New York with his wife when they were surrounded by fans after leaving a fancy restaurant.

As they tried to make their way to an awaiting car, fans eagerly swarmed the couple while trying to grab selfies with their mobile phones and ask for autographs.

In a clip of the incident, a fan appeared to accidentally run into the back of Wilson who let out a surprised scream before Hanks stepped in.

Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Hanks then turned around to face the crowd while his wife continued walking.

With his hands up toward the crowd, the actor shouted: “That is my wife, back the f**k off. Knocking over my wife?!”

The group then stepped back to give the couple some distance and one could be heard even apologising as security lead the A-listers towards a private car.

A representative for Hanks has been approached by The Standard for comment on the incident.

Hanks and his wife of 34 years had been attending a screening of his latest movie Elvis, prior to being heckled by the excited crowd of fans.

Tom Hanks played Colonel Tom Parker in the Elvis biopic (Warner Brothers)
Tom Hanks played Colonel Tom Parker in the Elvis biopic (Warner Brothers)

The actor, who stars alongside Austin Butler in the new movie, plays the role of Elvis Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker in the hit Baz Luhrmann biopic.

Previously reflecting on his latest role, Hanks admitted it took a little convincing from the film’s director to assume a role that many see as a villain.

He also had to wear heavy prosthetics to step into character for the role.

Speaking to People, Hanks explained: “Baz talked about the Colonel as this great carney. Knowing that, the carney’s job is to bring people to the glittering lights on the outside of town, promise them something they’ve never experienced before, and then, almost giving it to them, at a cost.”

He added: “When he said that, I said, ‘I’m your man, now please show me a picture.’ When he showed me a picture of the Colonel I thought, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?’”

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