Tom Hanks wows fans with weight loss transformation in Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Actor Tom Hanks attends the screening of
Tom Hanks on the red carpet in Cannes. (Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)

Tom Hanks stunned fans as he hit the red carpet in Cannes looking slimmer than ever.

The actor, 65, was at the glitzy festival in France for the screening of his new film, Elvis.

He looked slender in his smart black suit and bow tie as he posed for pictures alongside cast members including Austin Butler, director Baz Luhrmann and Elvis Presley's former wife Priscilla.

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And fans were blown away by how much weight he seemed to have lost.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: (L-R) Priscilla Presley, Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Baz Luhrmann and Alton Mason  depart the screening of
Fans thought Tom Hanks looked slimmer. (Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

"Tom Hanks looking very skinny on this Elvis red carpet," one person posted on Twitter.

"Wow!" said another, adding that the Hollywood star looked "so thin".

"Damn Tom Hanks lost so much weight," one fan tweeted.

"Tom Hanks looks so skinny," said another.

One person joked that the man on the red carpet must actually have been someone else.

"This is absolutely NOT TOM HANKS!!!" they posted, quipping that it could be the star's twin.

Tom Hanks during filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios, to be aired on BBC One on Friday.
The actor has gained and lost weight for roles in the past. (PA)

The actor has previously changed his weight for film roles.

He reportedly lost 50lbs to play a man stranded on a desert island in the 2000 movie Castaway, and gained some weight for 1992's A League Of Their Own.

However, the star has type 2 diabetes and has previously that said he would no longer take on roles that required him to change his weight.

"I think that's more or less a young man's game," he said in 2013.

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Elvis explores the life and music of the late king of rock 'n' roll, who is played by Butler.

Austin Butler and Tom Hanks star in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. (Warner Bros.)
Tom Hanks stars in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. (Warner Bros)

Hanks stars as his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, and Olivia DeJonge plays his wife Priscilla.

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