Tom Hanks: castaway, WWII hero, time traveler from 1982.
That's his anachronistic, late-2016 reply to a superfan known only as Zena, and yes, it's pecked out on a janky typewriter, typos and all. That's because Hanks has a charming obsession with the antiquated art of bludgeoning letters onto paper via tiny metal hammers, reportedly possessing more than 50 vintage typewriters. Of course, when you're composing your correspondence on the hottest tech the Prohibition Era had to offer, not just any old paper will do. So, obviously, Hanks types his replies on personalized "HANX" stationery. It's the type of stunt a marketing exec would pull in an attempt to look cool while only succeeding in looking cringeworthily douchey, yet it inexplicably becomes altogether acceptable when Hanks does it.
Accompanying the letter like a rum-soaked cherry atop a fancy sundae was Hanks' response to Zena's request for a headshot: a signed Polaroid of himself posing with a photo of the Zena in question, developed as he typed (we're picturing him typing the letter one-handed to facilitate shaking the Polaroid with the other). If there were an Oscar category for Best Selfie, Tom Hanks would unsurprisingly have it in the bag.
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