Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek, actor granted honorary citizenship
New York (AP), December 28: Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek.
Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has signed an honorary naturalisation order allowing the 63-year-old actor to claim Greek citizenship, his office told reporters on Friday.
Hanks frequently spends his summer vacation on the Greek island of Antiparos and his wife, actress and producer Rita Wilson, is of Greek and Bulgarian ancestry.
Under Greek law, honorary naturalisation may be granted to people “who have provided exceptional services to the country or whose naturalisation serves the public interest."