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Tom Hanks granted honorary Greek citizenship

Greece’s president of the republic on Friday signed a decree granting honorary Greek citizenship to Hollywood star Tom Hanks, bestowed for his charitable work and philhellenism.  

Hanks and his long-time spouse, actress and producer Rita Wilson, who herself is of partial ethnic Greek descent, have been frequent visitors to the country over many years and own a summer home on the small Cyclades isle of Antiparos.

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed the decree.