Tom Hanks visited with the fortune telling machine Zoltar —who famously made Hanks' 13-year-old character into a 30-year-old man back in the 1988 hit comedy Big

By Dave Quinn
Updated October 25, 2016 12:12 PM

Tom Hanks reunited with an old friend during Monday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The 60-year-old Oscar winner and America’s favorite dad visited with the fortune-telling machine Zoltar — who famously made Hanks’ 13-year-old character into a 30-year-old man back in the 1988 hit comedy Big.

This time, though, Hanks had one more wish — to be 30 years old again.

“I learned being older isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be — a lesson I’m constantly learning every day at my age,” Hanks explained to Zoltar, played by Colbert. “Just yesterday, I tried to jump on one of those big floor pianos and do a dance. I swear I heard my hip snap!”

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Zoltar was happy to oblige – if Hanks would take his script for Big 2: Zoltar’s Quest.

Don’t worry — the fortune teller wasn’t looking for Tom Hanks to star. He was hoping the Inferno star would pass the script on to his son, Colin.


Tom’s time with Zoltar wasn’t the only Big reunion he had on Monday. Earlier in the day, a video went viral of the star performing his iconic rap from the film — 28 years after its release.

The clip, shot by filmmakers Wesley Chan and Philip Wang and posted to the YouTube channel Wong Fu Productions, also featured Inferno director Ron Howard — though he faded to the background as Tom recited his rhymes perfectly by heart without any rehearsal.

Perhaps when he’s 30 again, he can start a new rap career?

Inferno hits theaters Friday.