Tim Allen says he and Tom Hanks are still best friends and have lunch together twice a year

Which is your favorite celebrity “best friendship?”

We’ve heard of different celebrities who came together with their co-stars and forged friendships that stood the test of time.

We have Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio where the actor even walked the actress down the aisle at her wedding.

Co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox were even maids of honor at each other’s weddings.

Then there’s Tim Allen and Tom Hanks who played as a dynamic duo on screen, which eventually bonded them together off-screen.

Allen said that there was no one he trusted more than Hanks.

The two started their friendship when they both starred in one of the most iconic animation movies in contemporary history.


Hanks played the toy cowboy Woody alongside Allen who played the space ranger Buzz Lightyear.

Since then, the two have been sharing annual lunches together like two old pals.

Allen opened up about their friendship when a fan spotted them dining together.

With the two main Toy Story stars in one table, fans speculated that there’s another Toy Story movie in the works.

Kelly Clarkson asked Allen about this on her show.


The actor, however, quickly pivoted and talked about his relationship with Hanks instead.

He said that while they have vastly different opinions on things, Hanks was someone he tremendously respected.

He also shared the nuances of their friendship.

He said that Hanks was the kind of person that would eat off somebody else’s plate. Allen wasn’t really too fond of this habit but as someone who became Hanks’ brother, he always gave him a pass.


“We’ve been going to lunch since Toy Story 1, two times a year, and we’re like two older women ’cause we will sit almost too close to each other at a booth,” he said in the interview. “It’s just weird.”

Allen broke out after his work in Toy Story 1 back in 1995.

Meanwhile, Tom Hanks was already an established star before becoming the voice of Woody.

He was well-known for starring in Forrest Gump and Apollo 13 – two hit movies before the animated film.


And even with the successes, they gained through the years, they never forgot to make time for each other.

Allen even said to Clarkson that Hanks’ wife didn’t know what they talk about.

We could only guess that they talk about a broad spectrum of topics as Allen told Clarkson that they both have very different opinions on so many things.

Despite their differences, however, the two never compromised their friendship.


Allen blames this on Hanks’ open-mindedness. He said that Hanks is the first guy that listened to him be never judged.

Allen will reprise his role in the upcoming series The Santa Clauses.

The miniseries served as a sequel to The Santa Clause film series. The show premiered last November 16 on Disney+.


Hanks, meanwhile, will play Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ rendition of Pinocchio.

His upcoming films also include the comedy-drama film A Man Called Otto and Wes Anderson’s romantic-comedy movie Asteroid City.

Watch how Tim Allen gushed over his long-time friend when they were spotted eating together.

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