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Tom Hanks Had A Lovely Reason For Saying He Has 5 Kids Instead Of 4 During Acceptance Speech

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By Clark Sparky

Tom Hanks was honored at Sunday night's Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and while he was suffering from the flu, he still managed to delivery a beautiful acceptance speech.

In the crowd for his speech was his family, including his wife Rita Wilson, and his four children, sons Colin, Chet and Truman and daughter Elizabeth. But when he made his speech, he said he has five kids.

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"I'm sorry," he told the crowd, as he fought back tears. "A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that. A wife who is fantastic in every way, who has taught me what love is. Five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is. And a loving group of people who have put [up] with me being away months and months and months at a time."

It turns out, the fifth kid he was referencing is Colin's wife Samantha Bryant.

"Of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be standing up here if they didn’t have to put up with that," he added. "I can't tell you how much your love means to me."

A source previously told PEOPLE that Hanks "thinks of Sam as a daughter." She and Colin have been married since 2010.

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Hanks also opened up to PEOPLE about how he fell in love with acting.

"I will tell you this, when I was in high school and we would audition, auditions would be done on Friday and the cast list would be put on Monday and I could not sleep for the entire weekend and I still feel that way the weekend before we start shooting," he said. "It’s just the greatest and most exciting and challenging job there is."

"I will say that years and years — when I realized that being an actor was a thing, a job, a craft, a pursuit you could have — I [didn't] think there could be anything that could possibly be more fun that," Hanks continue. "I'm not in this for power, although I have some, I'm not in this for money, although man am I rich. I can go to Greece any time I want so that’s how comfortable I am, but there's no substitute for that."

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