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Meet Tom Hanks' famous son Truman – who stars alongside him in new film

Truman is the youngest son of the Forrest Gump star

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Matthew Moore
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Tom Hanks will soon be back on our screens with A Man Called Otto, where he will star alongside his youngest son, Truman. But just who is the youngest of Tom's children?

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Truman was born in 1995, to Tom and his second wife, Rita Wilson. His older brother is Chet Hanks, while he also has two older half-siblings, Colin and Elizabeth who Tom shares with his ex-wife, Samantha Lewes. Like older sibling Colin, Truman has entered into the acting world, but beforehand he was known for behind-the-scenes work.

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The 26-year-old has worked as a lighting assistant for major films including the Marvel hit Black Widow and the recent remake of West Side Story.

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Speaking about Truman's involvement in the film, Tom explained on The Graham Norton Show: "Truman plays my character's younger self, but he's not the actor in the family – he's an artist and is going to be a cinematographer.

"We talked about it a lot and it was all his choice, but I said to him, 'No matter what your last name is, you are going to have to hit the marks.' Not everyone is cut out for that, but he did a magnificent job and I thought he was extraordinary."

Tom Hanks with his family© Photo: Getty Images

Truman is the youngest son of Tom

He added: "It's still to be discovered if he's caught the acting bug – we will see where he wants to go with it. I've always said to the kids, 'It's great work if you can get it but you've got to make it stick. But his passion is shaping the shot rather than being in the shot."

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Truman keeps his personal life out of the spotlight, foregoing social media accounts, so it is uncertain whether the aspiring cinematographer has a partner or not.

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