James Corden kicks off Late Late Show with a Tom Hanks career retrospective 6 years ago

James Corden kicks off Late Late Show with a Tom Hanks career retrospective

In what some thought would be the opening shots in a war with the United States, James Corden has kicked off his stint in charge of the Late, Late Show and it was...actually pretty good.

Before the first episode, critics had the knives out for the Marmite Mr Corden, but it appears his cheeky and demeaning style is going down a storm Stateside - unlike the last Brit to try and make it, Piers Morgan.

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Perhaps the best bit of the show - apart from this funny segment where Tom Hanks calls out the internet for accusing him of 'manspreading' - is this high-speed retrospective of Hanks' movie career: