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Tom Hanks Reveals He Turned Down an Offer From Jeff Bezos to Go to Space

Tom Hanks Reveals He Turned Down an Offer From Jeff Bezos to Go to Space

Tom Hanks is not blasting off into space.

The 65-year-old star made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night (November 2).

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During the appearance, he opened up about getting invited by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to join on a Blue Origin flight to space.

He clarified that the invitation didn’t come for free: “Well, yeah, provided I pay,” he said.

“You know, it costs like 28 million bucks or something like that. I’m doing good, Jimmy, I’m doing good. But I ain’t paying 28 [million] bucks,” he added.

“It’s about a 12 minute flight? Is that it? Okay, we could all do it in our seats right here,” he said, before pretending to bounce around in his seat and simulate a flight.

“I don’t need to spend 28 million bucks to do that,” he said, jokingly adding that he might do it for free “on occasion just in order to experience the joy of pretending I’m a billionaire.”

He also opened up about a famous star’s audition for That Thing You Do!find out what he said.

Watch him explain…

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