Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep paid a visit to Ellen this morning (Jan. 9) in promotion of the new investigative film The Post, which opens on Friday (Jan. 12).
The two spoke with Ellen about the importance of the film among other things, as well as a potential Oprah Winfrey presidency. The shining moment of the visit, however, came when Ellen challenged them to attempt to act as a character that the other has played in the past. Hanks and Streep showed just why they are among Hollywood's greatest talents, as they smashed the challenge in a dazzling display of acting.
After the two responded to Ellen's question asking what are their favorite roles from each their respective long catalogs of brilliant films, Streep was given the task of reenacting a scene from Hanks' classic Forrest Gump. Quoting the famous "Life is like a box of chocolates" scene, Streep hit it right on the head, mimicking Hanks' mannerisms and all.