A body language expert said TOM Hanks looked “anywhere but weak” after rushing to defend his wife Rita Wilson after a fan almost knocked her down.
It comes after the 65-year-old Hollywood legend caused concern for his fans after his hand was shaking at the premiere of his new movie.
The video showed Tom apparently unable to control his movements on stage in the Gold Coast, Australia, where he was filming Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis movie.
Tom was seen clutching the microphone as he spoke to the crowd at the premiere.
But on Wednesday, Tom told fans to “fuck off” when he stepped in to defend his wife when the couple were attacked by a mob outside a restaurant in Midtown, New York.
Tom and Rita were caught on video as they were leaving the restaurant, when suddenly a large group of people began to flock to them.
Then one overzealous fan bursts in, seemingly holding an autograph pen and Wilson’s football props from Hanks’ Cast Away.
A man in a baseball cap and sunglasses then accidentally bumps into Rita from behind, shoving her in the back with his shoulder.
Rita screams and loses her balance, but manages to stay on her feet as she yells “stop!” and raised her hands.
The Forrest Gump star then turned to the crowd after checking on his wife and yelled, “That’s my wife!
Body language expert Judy James said Tom acted like an animal as he didn’t try to hide behind his guards to protect his wife.
She told Kristen Bell Tattoos Online: “There were stories of Tom’s apparently frail appearance when he was promoting his latest film in Australia, but his body language here suggests anything but weakness.
“There is no attempt to hide behind security or avoid a personal challenge to the men he thought pushed his wife.
“There is no indication that his entourage is in overprotective mode, using only one arm as a barrier in an argument, not surrounding Tom and hugging him, protecting him as he sneaks into the car.”
Judy added: “He takes control by raising both hands in a stop gesture to stop the fans from following him, yelling at them to back off.
“His reputation for being affable and approachable probably turns his anger into distrust.
“We can see his state of so-called ‘aggressive arousal’ as he walks towards the car.
“This is a state of body language that animals use to avoid a fight by signaling their superior strength or physical power.
“With Tom, his splayed gait is in complete contrast to the bowing greeting rituals he used when he left the hall.”
The Oscar-winning Tom appears to have pushed a fan away and raised his hands to the crowd in an attempt to calm the shocking New York scene.
“Knock my wife down?” he said, looking disappointed and annoyed as he looked at the assembled group.
Security took the couple to a waiting car when one fan yelled, “Sorry about that Tom.”
Tom and Rita had dinner after watching his new movie Elvis.
Tom, best known for his iconic roles as Woody in the Pixar hit Toy Story and Dr. Robert Langdon in the biblical thriller The Da Vinci Code, plays the King’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
He was involved in a fast-paced world tour to promote the new film.
Tom and Rita have been married for 34 years and have two sons: Chet, 31, and Truman, 25.
The couple first met on the set of the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies in 1981.