Tom Hanks on Asking a Girl to Prom: "It's a Nightmare"

Aired on 03/09/1990 | CC tv-pg
Before Tom Hanks was a household name, he was a high school student like any other, sweating over prom. In 1990, he told Oprah that asking a girl to prom for the first time felt something like this: "It was as though someone had tightened a thick hemp rope and shoved it down my throat with big knots in it, and you just kind of pull it out knot by knot."

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