Tom Hanks Reveals Hilarious Lesson He Learned Working With Kevin Bacon on ‘Apollo 13’

Tom Hanks arrives at the "A Hologram for the King" premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC John Zuccotti Theater on April 20, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) — Tom Hanks says he learned a very valuable lesson by working with Kevin Bacon on director Ron Howard‘s 1995 space drama “Apollo 13.”

Hanks had the crowd howling with laughter at a Tribeca Film Festival panel discussion Friday night when he recounted how Bacon approached Howard about a scene they were getting ready to shoot and Bacon said, “I don’t want to boss you around, Ron, but really the shot could be a B.F.C.U.K.B. right here.”

Confused, Howard asked him what the acronym stood for and Bacon explained it meant “just a big [expletive] close-up of Kevin Bacon.”

Bill Paxton and I went berserk!” Hanks chuckled. “We were talking in that same acronym for the remainder of the movie. God bless, God bless, God bless Kevin Bacon. I use that now all the time. ‘Hey, Steven [Spielberg], Steven, B.F.C.U.T.H.?'”


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