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Tom Hanks reveals hilarious lesson he learned working with Kevin Bacon on 'Apollo 13'

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Karen Butler
Kevin Bacon arrives at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Black Mass on September 14, 2015. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Kevin Bacon arrives at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Black Mass" on September 14, 2015. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks says he learned a very valuable lesson by working with Kevin Bacon on director Ron Howard's 1995 space drama Apollo 13.

Hanks had the crowd howling with laughter at a Tribeca Film Festival panel discussion Friday night when he recounted how Bacon approached Howard about a scene they were getting ready to shoot and Bacon said, "I don't want to boss you around, Ron, but really the shot could be a B.F.C.U.K.B. right here."

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Confused, Howard asked him what the acronym stood for and Bacon explained it meant "just a big [expletive] close-up of Kevin Bacon."

"Bill Paxton and I went berserk!" Hanks chuckled. "We were talking in that same acronym for the remainder of the movie. God bless, God bless, God bless Kevin Bacon. I use that now all the time. 'Hey, Steven [Spielberg], Steven, B.F.C.U.T.H.?'"

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