He has two Oscars, millions of fans and is one of the world’s biggest movie stars, but what Tom Hanks really wants is to take over as host of “Jeopardy!”
“I want to take over Alex Trebek’s job,” Tom told a friend. “I’ve been watching the show since I was a kid and I’ve always wanted to be up there asking the questions.”
“Alex is getting up there in age,” Tom has said. “He’s going to want to hand over the job to someone he approves of, and I can still do movies because of Jeopardy’s shooting schedule. Who better for him to approve of than me?”
Tom, who has two years of community college and some credits at Cal State Sacramento, under his belt, feels he could do more with his brain power.
“He’s a really smart guy, but he’s always had a thing about finishing college,” said a friend. “Hosting ‘Jeopardy’ would be the way he can prove to the world that deep down he’s closer to being an intellectual than he is Forrest Gump.” “Tom is a closet intellectual but wants the world to know he’s really a smarty pants.”