May 29th, 2009
10:18 AM ET

Tom Hanks goes back to WWII

He's no stranger to the genre. Tom Hanks, star of "Angels & Demons," is returning to World War II with a new documentary titled "Beyond All Boundaries." And singer Barbra Streisand is writing her first book. "A Passion for Design," due out in 2010, features her love for American architecture between 1790 and 1904.

Plus "Spider-Man" star Willem Dafoe and "24" actor Jon Voight will be honored in Las Vegas on June 14. CNN's KJ Matthews has more on these tidbits in today's buzz:

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  1. Scott

    Just about everything that Hanks and Spielburg have done with regards to WWII has been incredibly respectful and informative. I hope they do many more because we quickly forget our history.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JC

    I agree that the legacy of WW II and it's lessons should be remembered as we are doomed to repeat the mistakes if we don't. How small events such as an assassination started WW I would easily be forgotten if not for history books.

    June 1, 2009 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. karyn southwell

    Me and my parents enjoyed Band of Brothers on DVD and so Im sure this one will be just as good.

    May 31, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. james Clawson

    I am happy to see them do another WWII movie. People still need to realize what our men went through for the world. Giving the ultimate sacrifice and serving our country.

    May 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Da Man

    I also admire Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for keeping the legacy of World War II alive.

    That was a DIFFERENT time than today... a lot more was to be at stack with a out of control dictator who slowly built up an war machine that was hard to stop... you know that sounds pretty close to what is going today... hmm...

    There was a lot more patriotic spirit back then as well. I am curious of the documentary.

    May 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. David Willis

    I admire Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for keeping the legacy of World War II alive. Most of today's generation don't really know much about it and we are doomed to repeat history's mistakes if we forget the past.

    May 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Caddo McCoy

    Seeing as how both WW I and WW II pretty much defined the world as we know it today..I welcome any and all movies, mini series and documentaries.. History tells us both how and why we are what we are today. Perhaps if more information like this would present itself before us, we MIGHT be able to learn a little something.

    May 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lady

    His name is Willem not William Dafoe

    May 29, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ken

    What is it with Hanks and Speilberg. How many movies, cable mini series and documentaries do they think people want to see about
    World War 1 and 2.....or any war for that matter. Enough. How about getting creative again and think of another genre to pound into the ground.

    May 29, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |

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