Britney Spears has named Tom Hanks as ideal marriage material.

The 21-year-old pop beauty says the OSCAR-winning CAST AWAY star, 46, has all of the qualities she wants in a husband.

Britney, ex-girlfriend of Justin Timberlake, says, "I could see myself marrying someone like Tom Hanks. He's so nice, he's the best father, a lovely family man. Someone like him - or Brad Pitt. Brad probably more so. Yeah!"

But Hanks and 39-year-old Pitt have a major barrier against their chances of walking Britney down the aisle, aside from the fact they're already married - they're too old.

The curvaceous singer tells American tabloid the STAR, "Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones look like they go together. For them it works. But for me it would be weird."

But she does deem 40-year-old Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher a good match after bumping into them in the Bahamas.

She adds, "She's stunningly beautiful and she looks my age. When I saw them together they had great energy and they were really into each other."

25/06/2003 21:05