Tom Hanks and family get recognized citizenship in Greece

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It transpired that the government of Greece extended an offer of citizenship to Tom Hanks, his wife and two children, the reasons refer to a great help from the actor in that country.

After the actor externalize its support to a family, victims of a fire Lethal forest near Athens in 2018.

So last December, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed a naturalization order honorary to allow the 63-year-old actor and his family have spent in a family home on the Greek island of Antiparos, receive Greek citizenship.

Such decision, was released last Tuesday in a bulletin government official and also signed by Greek Interior Minister Taki Theodorikako, that order also includes Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson, actress and producer, in addition to her two children Chester and Truman.

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The actor Tom Hanks He helped the victims of an incident in July 2018, which caused more than 100 deaths by hitting the coastal town of Mati and other tourist centers near the east of Athens.

The family Hanks He gave a signal to the entire world by requesting immediate assistance measures to help our fellow citizens affected by the fire, ”says the order signed on December 27. He adds that in their efforts to help charities, they provided “exceptional services for Greece.

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It is worth mentioning that said honorary naturalization, under the greek law, can be granted to people who “have provided exceptional services to the country or whose naturalization serves the public interest.”

Moreover, the famous actor converted to the Orthodox Christian religion prior to his second marriage in 1988 with Wilson, who has Greek and Bulgarian ancestry.

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In a message posted on Instagram last week, Hanks said: “Starting 2020 as an honorary citizen of all Greece! Kronia Pola! (which in Greek means something like, many years!) ”.

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The post includes a photo that shows the shadow of Hanks with the left hand perched on an old statue Greek

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As a curious fact, the actor, Hanks, along with Hollywood producer Gary Goetzman co-produced the 2002 romantic comedy “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (“Marry … is in Greek”), which earned them a nomination for Oscar to the best original script.

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