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Tom Hanks Boards Cold War Thriller, Which Steven Spielberg Might Direct
Hanks and Spielberg have done three films together. Hearing that they might get together as an actor-director combo likely has the Academy salivating… even though Oscar has been unkind to both men in recent past.
Parental Guidance Suggests You Earn This
Another interesting fact about my grandfather was that he was the youngest of 5 sons, and all 5 sons fought in WWII. Thankfully, they all came back home. That's when I knew which movie we were going to watch this week. We would take a detour from comedy and delve into a more serious of topics.
Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep And Others Cameo In Jimmy Kimmel Live! Oscar Special Clips
For the last couple years, a big part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live post-Oscar show has been what's called Movie: The Movie - a fake extended trailer for what is said to be the biggest blockbuster of all time. The late night host has managed to get some big names to join him in the madness in the past and this year is definitely no different.
Tom Hanks Was On The Studio Wish List To Play Lex Luthor
Don’t you think that’s EXACTLY how people felt back when Gene Hackman signed on to play the role in Richard Donner’s 1978 masterpiece? At the time, Hackman was coming off Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. He didn’t need a superhero movie… and yet, he crushed in the part. I’m sure this was considered when they floated Hanks’ name.
Tom Hanks And Four More Disgraceful Best Actor Oscar Snubs
We can spend weeks reading the tea leaves – and because the Oscar ceremony is still more than a month away, we likely will waste all of that time. My guess is that Hanks split his attention between two performances, and ended up on the short end of the nominee stick in both instances.
Music, Tom Hanks On Becoming Walt Disney And More Showcased In New Saving Mr. Banks Videos
The Oscar-winning actor says it best when he admits, “I don’t look anything like Walt Disney. I don’t sound like him.” But it only takes him matching the whimsical confidence that Disney exuded to wipe the slate clean as far as preconceived ideas of appearances are concerned. The chameleon-like manner in which Hanks can insert himself into roles is always impressive, and even in his least exciting films, he is still the breath of relatable air that makes them universally watchable.
5 Golden Globe Shocks That Could Affect The Oscar Race
Today’s GG nominees cleared up a few lingering Oscar issues … and raised a few more outstanding questions. Here are, I think, 5 shocking developments that occurred this morning, and some analysis on how I think they will affect the ongoing Oscar season.
Watch Tom Hanks And Sandra Bullock Re-Enact The Piano Dance From Big
Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks are the stars of the two biggest movies in the United States right now, Gravity and Captain Phillips, and both movies put their stars through the wringer. So after you've seen Bullock fight off space debris and Hanks deal with Somali pirates, why not watch the two cut loose and dance on a giant piano on British television?
Tom Hanks The Movie: How Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 And Cast Away Lead To Captain Phillips
How did Tom Hanks wind up on that boat in Captain Phillips? Well, it all started when he graduated from the University of Alabama and a military recruiter asked him if he had ever given any thought to his future
Tom Hanks Locks Down The Bridge In Captain Phillips Clip
Captain Phillips stars Tom Hanks as the Boston mariner who had to keep his cool for the safety of his crew when Somali pirates overtook their boat. In the latest clip released by Sony Pictures, you can see that terrifying moment, and the beginnings of Phillips’ and his crew’s ordeal.
16 Secrets Tom Hanks Shared During His AMA
With all due respect to George Clooney, there is no actor in the world people like more than Tom Hanks. Most politicians would murder someone to get anything close to his approval ratings. So, when it came time to publicize his new film, Captain Phillips, it’s no surprise producer Scott Rudin suggested he sign up for an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.
NYFF Review: Tom Hanks Gets Heroic In The Fantastic And Gripping Captain Phillips
Proving once again that true stories with foregone conclusions can be just as gripping as a conventional thriller, Paul Greengrass's tense, overwhelming Captain Phillips faithfully, fiercely recounts the siege of the American container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in April of 2009.
Parkland Trailer: A Lot Of Famous People Were There For JFK's Assassination
2006's Emilio Estevez-directed drama Bobby was a take on the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy from the perspective of a lot of people-- played by a lot of celebrities-- who were in the vicinity of the Ambassador Hotel, where he was shot. Bobby didn't do all that well, but that hasn't deterred Tom Hanks (as a producer) from assembling Parkland, a recounting of the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963
Tom Hanks Gets Brave In New Trailer For Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips
This new trailer doesn't exactly do a good job of masking what happens in the film - it actually seems to pretty much show the whole thing - but, honestly, who doesn't already know the details and conclusions of this story? When the real Captain Richard Phillips was kidnapped in 2009 the news was absolutely everywhere, and the end of the story was what kept people buzzing about it.
Tom Hanks And Paul Greengrass's Captain Phillips To Open The New York Film Festival
The fall film festival season often requires people to travel to far-flung locations to catch what might be the year's best movies, from Venice all the way in Italy to Telluride up in the Colorado mountains to Toronto, deep in the Canadian north (OK, it's across the lake from New York, but just go with it).