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Tom Hanks Running For President?

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Apr. 29 2008, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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Tom Hanks has been asked to run for president – of the Phillippines.

“They say ‘You should come down and be president here,’” the 51-year-old actor, who celebrates his twentieth anniversary with Rita Wilson tomorrow, laughs.

It’s a far cry from his first job of selling soft drinks at baseball games.

“On the very first day, I got robbed of all my pockets,” he says. “What I learned from that is that no one knows that you are a vendor if you don’t wear a white shirt. Number two, have some money in your pocket, but keep most of your money in your shoe.”

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What’s the secret to his success?

“I have none. I stumble around and get lucky. That’s my thing.”

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