Movie star Tom Hanks has been ordered to lose weight or risk a heart attack.

The FORREST GUMP star famously shed the pounds to play a FedEx boss stranded on a deserted island in Cast Away but has since piled on weight, putting his health at risk.

Hanks says, "I had a big doctor's appointment the other day and he said, 'Alright, OK, look at your family history. It's about time that you started weighing less, paying attention to what you eat and how much exercise you get.'"

15/11/2004 02:05