Hanks took time to pose with British Consul Priya Guha and Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler before the start of the Timbers game versus Aston Villa. The Academy Award winning actor supports several charity foundations which advocate for health, the environment, and an end to poverty. Hanks turned 56 earlier this month.
Hanks’ visit coincided with President Obama’s fundraising trip to Portland where he spoke at a Oregon Convention Center. Obama’s reelection team created a campaign video trailer which is narrated by Tom Hanks.
During the Timbers game, Rookie Rincón scored his first goal for Portland. Tom Hanks joked with the team beforehand instructing them to, “Change the face of the game.” The Hollywood movie star enjoyed the Portland fans. Reporter Shawn Levy said that Tom Hanks gestured toward the Timbers Army and said, “Why can’t all of America have something like this?”