Confirm or Deny: Tim Robbins


Tim Robbins Jake Michaels for The New York Times

Maureen Dowd: Donald Trump reminds you of your late pal Don Rickles.

Tim Robbins: Not at all. Don was funny. And even though he had that kind of punk persona of the bad boy, he was a kind man. He was a good man.

People often mistake you for Tony Robbins.

No. Deny. But in October, when I went to see Springsteen on Broadway, Patti, his wife, said that on the following night, when I was coming back, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks were also coming. And as I left and was walking down Seventh Avenue with my gal, I feel this drunken energy and this guy comes two inches from my face, points at me and goes, “Tom Hanks!”

Mostly what happens is people get the Tim right, but they get the last name wrong sometimes, like they’ll go, “Tim Allen” or “Tim Curry,” and then they’ll go, “Wait, wait, no, it’s not that.”

But the other thing that happens after that is you go, “No, I’m not Tom Hanks.” And they go, “Oh, so famous that you can’t say hello to the little guy.”

Source: The New York Times