Hankering for a Big House


As a boy, Tom Hanks was never able to establish roots in one locale. His parents split when Hanks was five, after which he lived with his father and two siblings, who bounced around from home to home and wife to wife, often with several children of their own all crowded under the same roof. By the time he was ten, "I had three mothers, five grammar schools and ten houses," the actor told Time magazine.

So you can understand the now-superstar's desire to supersize his living space. Hanks and wife Rita Wilson recently forked over $20,000,000 for a 4 bedroom, 5-bathroom Pacific Palisades manse, as was recently disclosed by Realestalker.com. If the reports are true, the "Big" star is trading up from his longtime 6,289-square-foot home in the same tony LA enclave, to the 14,513 square foot hilltop house, which he bought from the Oscar-nominated husband and wife producer team Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy ("Bourne Identity," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Schindler's List," "Jurrassic Park," and "E.T.," among their credits).