Tom Hanks has become the unlikely star of a controversial music promo by rap duo Buckwheat Groats.

The Forrest Gump star's face has been superimposed onto an actor in the video for parody track Tom Hanks, and the character is seen smoking marijuana, trading cocaine and showering strippers with money in a nightclub.

Meg Ryan, Steven Spielberg and Sally Field's faces also make cameos appearances.

Hanks has yet to comment on the video, but his son Chester saw the funny side of the promo and wrote in a post on, "Thank you for this work of genius."