Winkler reveals Tom Hanks feud
TOM Hanks may be Hollywood’s favourite leading man, but not everyone believes the hype.
When Happy Days star Henry Winkler was asked about his short-lived stint directing the 1989 film Turner & Hooch, he more or less confirmed there was still bad blood between him and the Forrest Gump star.
“I got along great, great with that dog,” the Fonz said of the film’s crime-solving dogue de Bordeaux. “Love that dog.
“I was directing that movie for 13 days … and then I was called into Jeff Katzenberg’s office. And he said, ‘do you have everything with you? Go home’.”
For years, rumours have swirled that Hanks pushed Winkler off the film due to their on-set disagreements. Hanks reportedly found Winkler to be annoying.
In 2012, Winkler said he and Hanks had a frosty relationship during their 13 days together.
“Let’s just say I got along better with Hooch than I did with Turner,” the actor said.