25/07/2012 09:40 BST

Tom Hanks Joins Aston Villa For Pre-Season Friendly (PICTURES)

Tom Hanks showed loyalty to his football team Aston Villa yet again when he showed up for their friendly with Portland Timbers on Tuesday.

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Hanks, with son Colin and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler

Flanked by son Colin and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler at the Jeld-Wen Field, Hanks showed off his Villa affinity for the first time stateside.

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Chatting with Shay Given

The two-time Oscar-winner once admitted "I fell in love with Aston Villa because I thought the name sounded like an island off Sardinia."

Hanks posed with both sides prior to kick-off and also chatted to Villa staff and players, including manager Paul Lambert and goalkeeper Shay Given.

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The teams line up

And his presence paid off as Villa won the third match of their west coast tour on penalties.

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Hanks is reminded of Emile Heskey's spell at Villa

Four years ago Hanks memorable twirled a Villa scarf on the red carpet at the London premiere of black comedy Charlie Wilson's War in 2008.

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Hanks with a Villa scarf at the London premiere of Charlie Wilson's War in 2008