By InStyle Staff
Updated Oct 09, 2012 @ 10:35 am
Tom Hanks Walt Disney
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After debuting an epic 'stache at the Emmys in September, actor Tom Hanks got a lot of attention for his newly styled facial hair. And got the scoop on it! "I am playing Walt Disney in a movie," Hanks explained to us at this weekend’s Hammer Museum’s 10th Annual Gala in Los Angeles. (He was referring to Saving Mr. Banks, the story behind Disney's production of Mary Poppins.) "It is more like a piece of engineering than facial hair," he joked. "Much like Disneyland, my mustache will never be completed. [My wife] Rita ignores it with aplomb." Said wife, Rita Wilson, added her own thoughts on the lip duster: “I have been through many, many phases of facial hair with my husband," she told "Let me say that this one is the least offensive. If you don’t believe me, go back and look at the Castaway beard.

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— Kwala Mandel