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Tom Hanks asks Zoltar from Big for yet another wish

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Who knew the Inferno press tour would double as an opportunity for Tom Hanks to revisit Big? During Monday’s episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Hanks spoofed his 1988 breakout role by finding Zoltar, the film’s fortune telling machine, and asking it to make him 30 years old again.

“I learned being older isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be — a lesson I’m constantly learning every day at my age,” Hanks said of what he took from Big. “Just yesterday, I tried to jump on one of those big floor pianos and do a dance; I swear I heard my hip snap.”

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Unfortunately for Hanks, the wish wasn’t easily granted. Zoltar was played by Stephen Colbert, who constantly confused the actor with his Toy Story costar Tim Allen. But eventually, the pair worked out a deal: Hanks would take Zoltar’s script for Big 2 and pass it along to his son, Colin Hanks, in exchange for the chance to be 30 once more.

This is the second time in as many days Tom’s Big Google Alert went off. On Monday, a viral video featuring the star performing his rap from Big also went viral online.

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