Tom Hanks - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 76

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Cloud Atlas (2012)

A Chronology of Tom Hanks Movie Posters 1984-2012

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California on the 9th July 1956.
He has been Oscar Nominated 5 times and won twice - for the films Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994).

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Bachelor Party (1984)
Bachelor Party (1984)


Bachelor Party (1984) Directed by Neal Israel. 105mins.

Tom Hanks - Rick Gassko

Also starring Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, William Tepper, Wendie Jo Sperber and Michael Dudikoff.

Jim Carrey was considered for the role of Rick before it went to Hanks.

Tagline - "Shocking, Shameless, Sinful, Wicked. And the party hasn't even started."

Cost $6m - Box Office $38.4m

IMDB rating 6.0

Splash (1984)
Splash (1984)

Splash (1984) Directed by Ron Howard. 111mins.

Tom Hanks - Allen Bauer
Daryl Hannah - Madison

Also starring John Candy, Eugene Levy, Richard B. Shull and Bobby Di Cicco.

The success of Splash made Tom Hanks a star and Ron Howard into a a bankable director.

John Travolta and Michael Keaton turned down the lead role.

Michelle Pfeiffer was considered for Madison.

Oscar Nomination for Best Screenplay.

IMDB rating 6.2

The Man With One Red Shoe (1985) Spanish poster
The Man With One Red Shoe (1985) Spanish poster


The Man With One Red Shoe (1985) Directed by Stan Dragoti. 92mins.

Tom Hanks - Richard Harlan Drew

Also starring Dabney Coleman, Lori Singer, Charles Durning, Carrie Fisher and James Belushi.

Remake of the French movie "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (1972) directed by Yves Robert.

Cost $16m - Box Office $8.6m

IMDB rating 5.4

Volunteers (1985)
Volunteers (1985)


Volunteers (1985) Directed by Nicholas Meyer. 107mins.

Tom Hanks - Lawrence Whatley Bourne III

Also starring John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson, Gedde Watanabe and George Plimpton.

Tom Hanks met his wife Rita Wilson on this film, they married three years later.

Cost $25m - Box Office $19.8m

IMDB rating 5.1

The Money Pit (1986)
The Money Pit (1986)

The Money Pit (1986) Directed by Richard Benjamin. 91mins.

Tom Hanks - Walter Fielding, Jr.
Shelley Long - Anna Fielding

Also starring Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna and Philip Bosco.

Loosely based on the novel "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" by Eric Hodges, published in 1946 and was first filmed in 1948 by RKO Pictures and starred Cary Grant and Myrna Loy.

Cost $10m - Box Office $55m

IMDB rating 6.0

Dragnet (1987)
Dragnet (1987)


Dragnet (1987) Directed by Tom Mankiewicz. 106mins.

Dan Aykroyd - Sgt. Joe Friday
Tom Hanks - Det. Pep Streebek

Also starring Christopher Plummer, Harry Morgan, Alexandra Paul, Jack O'Halloran and Dabney Coleman.

Based on the famous TV series Dragnet which was first shown on NBC from 1951 to 1959 and 1967 to 1970, Jack Webb was Sgt Joe Friday.

The late Harry Morgan played Office Bill Gannon in the 1967-1970 series and reprises his role in the movie.

Cost $20m - Box Office $66.6m

IMDB rating 5.7

Big (1988)
Big (1988)

Big (1988) Directed by Penny Marshall. 104mins (130mins)

Tom Hanks - Josh Baskin

Also starring Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, Jon Lovitz and Mercedes Ruehl.

Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro turned down the role of Josh Baskin.

Penny Marshall became the first woman to direct a movie which grossed over $100m.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Tom Hanks)

Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards winning 1 - Best Actor Comedy / Musical (Tom Hanks)

Cost $18m - Box Office $151.6m

IMDB rating 7.2

Punchline (1988) French poster
Punchline (1988) French poster



Punchline (1988) Directed by David Seltzer. 128mins.

Sally Field - Lilah Krytsick
Tom Hanks - Steven Gold

Also starring John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist and Paul Mazursky.

Cost $15m - Box Office $21m

IMDB rating 5.7

The Burbs (1989)
The Burbs (1989)

The Burbs (1989) Directed by Joe Dante. 101mins.

Tom Hanks - Ray Peterson

Also starring Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal and Henry Gibson as Dr. Werner Klopek.

One of the proposed endings to the film had the Klopeks turn out to be innocent of any wrongdoing but it was felt that audiences would not have found it funny and it would be a cop out after everything that happened and it was changed.

The entire street was built at Universal Studios.

Cost $18m - Box Office $49.1m

IMDB rating 6.6

Turner & Hooch (1989)
Turner & Hooch (1989)

Turner & Hooch (1989) Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. 97mins.

Tom Hanks - Det. Scott Turner

Also starring Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson, Scott Paulin and J.C. Quinn.

Henry Winkler was set to direct but was replaced with Roger Spottiswoode.

Dudley Moore was considered for the lead role at one point.

Tom Hanks later complained that the downbeat ending affected the film's box office potential.

Cost $42m - Box Office $71m (US)

IMDB rating 5.8

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)


Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) Directed by John Patrick Shanley. 102mins.

Tom Hanks - Joe Banks
Meg Ryan - DeDe / Angelica / Patricia

Also starring Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya and Ossie Davis.

For no good reason that I can see Meg Ryan plays three different parts in the movie, the music score by Georges Delerue is excellent.

Cost $45m - Box Office $39.4m

IMDB rating 5.5

Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Directed by Brian De Palma. 125mins.

Tom Hanks - Sherman McCoy
Bruce Willis - Peter Fallow

Also starring Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek and Morgan Freeman.

Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe, first published in 1987.

John Cleese and Jack Nicholson both turned down the role of Peter Fallow, who is British in the novel.

An expensive disastrous production which was derided by critics and failed at the box office despite the star cast.

Nominated for 5 Razzie Awards - Worst Film, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actress (Melanie Griffith) and Worst Supporting Actress (Kim Cattrall).

Cost $47m - Box Office $15.6m (US)

IMDB rating 5.3

A League of Their Own (1992)
A League of Their Own (1992)

A League of Their Own (1992) Directed by Penny Marshall. 128mins.

Tom Hanks - Jimmy Dugan
Geena Davis - Dottie Hinson

Also starring Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, David Strathairn and Bill Pullman.

Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards - Best Actress Comedy / Musical (Geena Davis) and Best Song - Madonna ("This Used to be my Playground")

Debra Winger was considered for the lead female role.

The line "There's no crying in baseball!" is #54 on the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movie Quotes list.

Cost $40m - Box Office $132.4m

IMDB rating 7.0

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) Directed by Nora Ephron. 105mins.

Tom Hanks - Sam Baldwin
Meg Ryan - Annie Reed

Also starring Rosie O'Donnell, Victor Garber, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger and Rita Wilson.

Inspired by the 1957 weepie An Affair to Remember which starred Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

Dennis Quaid was considered for the male lead and Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger and Michelle Pfeiffer were on the shortlist for the female lead.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Screenplay and Best Song (" A Wink and a Smile")

Nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture Comedy / Musical, Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Actress (Meg Ryan).

Cost $21m - Box Office $227.8m

IMDB rating 6.7

Philadelphia (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)

Philadelphia (1993) Directed by Jonathan Demme. 125mins.

Tom Hanks - Andrew Beckett
Denzel Washington - Joe Miller

Also starring Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward, Mary Steenburgen and Jason Robards.

Despite the subject of AIDS the movie was one of the biggest hits of 1993.

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 2 - Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Song - Bruce Springsteen ("Streets of Philadelphia").

Cost $26m - Box Office $206.6m

IMDB rating 7.6

Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 142mins.

Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump

Also starring Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Haley Joel Osment.

Based on the novel by Winston Groom, first published in 1986.

A critical and box office triumph much hated by fans of Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction lost to Forrest Gump at the Oscars)

Hilariously both Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction were beaten for Best Film by Four Weddings and a Funeral at the British Academy Awards, with Hugh Grant winning Best Actor. Maybe it wasn't that surprising.

Nominated for 13 Oscars winning 6 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards winning 3 - Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

Cost $55m - Box Office $677.3m

IMDB rating 8.7

Apollo 13 (1995) Japanese poster
Apollo 13 (1995) Japanese poster

Apollo 13 (1995) Directed by Ron Howard. 140mins.

Tom Hanks - Jim Lovell
Bill Paxton - Fred Haise
Kevin Bacon - Jack Swigert

Also starring Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan and Ed Harris as Gene Kranz.

Based on the book "Lost Moon" by astronaut Jim Lovell describing the events of April 1970 during Apollo 13's mission to the moon. when an oxygen tank blew up crippling the spacecraft and marooning three astronauts in space.

John Cusack turned down the role of Fred Haise, which went to Bill Paxton.

A year after the film came out Tom Hanks, an avid space enthusiast, had an asteroid named after him.

Nominated for 9 Oscars including Best Picture, winning 2 - Best Sound and Best Film Editing.

Nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Kathleen Quinlan) and Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris).

Cost $52m - Box Office $355.2m

IMDB rating 7.5

Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story (1995) Directed by John Lasseter. 81mins.

Tom Hanks - Woody (voice)
Tim Allen - Buzz Lightyear (voice)

Also starring Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger.

Pixar Animations first movie. A landmark in film history the first feature length computer animated movie.

Paul Newman was first considered for the voice of Woody and Jim Carrey for Buzz Lightyear, the metaphor of old Hollywood being replaced by new Hollywood.

Nominated for 4 Oscars winning 1 - Special Achievement Award (John Lasseter).

Nominated for 2 Golden Glove Awards - Best Picture Comedy / Musical and Best Song - Randy Newman ("You Got a Friend in Me")

Cost $30m - Box Office $362m

IMDB rating 8.3

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 169mins.

Tom Hanks - Captain Miller

Also starring Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi and Matt Damon as Private Ryan.

Despite a flabby mid section one of cinema's greatest war films which begins with the chaotic and graphically violent D-Day landing at Omaha Beach on 6th June 1944.

Edward Norton turned down the role of Private Ryan.

Nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor (Tom Hanks), winning 5 - Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing.

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards winning 2 - Best Picture and Best Director.

Cost $70m - Box Office $481.8m

IMDB rating 8.6

You've Got Mail (1998)
You've Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail (1998) Directed by Nora Ephron. 119mins.

Tom Hanks - Joe Fox
Meg Ryan - Kathleen Kelly

Also starring Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton and Steve Zahn.

Based on the Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László which was first filmed in 1940 as The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

Meg Ryan's third and last film to date with Tom Hanks, the other films were Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).

Nora Ephron (1941-2012) also directed Sleepless in Seattle.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress Comedy / Musical (Meg Ryan).

Cost $65m - Box Office $250.8m

IMDB rating 6.3

Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)

Toy Story 2 (1999) Directed by John Lasseter. 92mins.

Tom Hanks - Woody (voice)
Tim Allen - Buzz Lightyear (voice)

Also starring Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger.

Even more successful than the first Toy Story, it was the 2nd highest grossing animated film at the time, only The Lion King was bigger by the end of the century. But if you count tickets instead of dollars Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) blows them both away.

Oscar Nomination for Best Song - Randy Newman ("When She Loved Me")

Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards winning 1 - Best Picture, Comedy / Musical.

Cost $90m - Box Office $485m

IMDB rating 8.0

The Green Mile (1999)
The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile (1999) Directed by Frank Darabont. 189mins.

Tom Hanks - Paul Edgecomb

Also starring Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Doug Hutchison. Sam Rockwell and Barry Pepper.

Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel which was first serialised in 6 low-priced paperback volumes in 1996.

Michael Clarke Duncan's breakout role as a black man falsely convicted of a heinous crime, the actor deservedly received an Oscar nomination. Sadly Duncan died of a heart attack in September 2012, he was 54.

Nominated for 4 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan) and Best Sound.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Michael Clarke Duncan).

Cost $60m - Box Office $290.7m

IMDB rating 8.5

Cast Away (2000)
Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away (2000) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 143mins.

Tom Hanks - Chuck Noland

Also starring Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Jenifer Lewis, Chris Noth and Michael Forest.

After filming Tom Hanks as a pudgy middle-aged man at the start of the movie, production was put on pause for a year while Hanks lost 50 pounds of weight.

During that time director Zemeckis kept busy by directing another movie - What Lies Beneath - starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer which was released a few months before Cast Away.

Nominated for 2 Oscar Awards - Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Sound.

Golden Globe Award win for Best Actor (Tom Hanks)

Cost $90m - Box Office $429.6m

IMDB rating 7.6

The Road to Perdition (2002)
The Road to Perdition (2002)

Road to Perdition (2002) Directed by Sam Mendes. 117mins.

Tom Hanks - Michael Sullivan

Also starring Paul Newman. Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci and Daniel Craig.

Based on the comic book by Max Allan Collins published in 1998.

Paul Newman's last live-action movie role.

Nominated for 6 Oscars winning 1 - Best Cinematography.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Paul Newman).

Cost $80m - Box Office $181m

IMDB rating 7.7

Catch Me if You Can (2002)
Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Catch Me if You Can (2002) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 141mins.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Frank Abagnale Jr.
Tom Hanks - Carl Hanratty

Also starring Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin and Jennifer Garner.

Based on con-artist Frank Abagnale Jr's autobiography published in 1980.

Gore Verbinski, Cameron Crowe and David Fincher were interested in directing before Steven Spielberg stepped in.

Spielberg had wanted Johnny Depp to play the lead role.

Ed Harris was considered for the role of Frank's father.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken) and Best Music (John Williams).

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio).

British Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken).

Cost $52m - Box Office $352.1m

IMDB rating 7.9

The Terminal (2004) Swedish poster
The Terminal (2004) Swedish poster

The Terminal (2004) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 128mins.

Tom Hanks - Viktor Navorski

Also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana.

Inspired by real events. An Iranian refugee, Mehran Nasseri, lived in Terminal One of the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris for 18 years after his passport and other documents were stolen.

The film's airport set was built at a massive hangar at LA/Palmdale Regional Airport.

Cost $60m - Box Office $219.4m

IMDB rating 7.2

The Ladykillers (2004)
The Ladykillers (2004)


The Ladykillers (2004) Directed by Ethan & Joel Coen. 104mins.

Tom Hanks - Professor Goldthwaite Higginson Dorr

Also starring Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma and Ryan Hurst.

Remake of the classic Ealing comedy The Ladykillers (1955), which was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starred Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers.

Cost $35m - Box Office $76.7m

IMDB rating 6.1

The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express (2004) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 100mins.

Tom Hanks - Hero Boy / Conductor / Hobo / Santa Claus

Also starring Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Leslie Zemeckis, and Michael Jeter.

Based on the children's book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg, first published in 1985.

Computer generated animation using state of the art performance capture technology for a merging of fantasy and realism.

Probably the only animated movie where the lead character isn't named.

Filmed in 3D.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Song, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Cost $165m - Box Office $307m

IMDB rating 6.5

The Da Vinci Code (2006)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The Da Vinci Code (2006) Directed by Ron Howard. 149mins (174mins)

Tom Hanks - Robert Langdon

Also starring Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina and Jürgen Prochnow.

Based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel, first published in 2003.

By 2009 the novel had sold 80 million copies and has been translated into 44 languages.

Bill Paxton and Russell Crowe were considered for the lead role.

Kate Beckinsale and Julie Delpy were considered for the female lead.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Music (Hans Zimmer).

Cost $125m - Box Office $758.2m

IMDB rating 6.4

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Charlie Wilson's War (2007) Directed by Mike Nichols. 102mins.

Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson
Julia Roberts - Joanne Herring

Also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty and Emily Blunt.

Based on the book by George Crile, published in 2003.

Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture Comedy / Musical, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Actress (Julia Roberts) and Best Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Cost $75m - Box Office $119m

IMDB rating 7.1

Angels & Demons (2009)
Angels & Demons (2009)

Angels & Demons (2009) Directed by Ron Howard. 138mins (146mins)

Tom Hanks - Robert Langdon

Also starring Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierfrancesco Favino and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Sequel to the The Da Vinci Code and based on Dan Brown's novel of the same name, first published in 2000.

The book was written before The Da Vinci Code and introduced the character of Robert Langdon, while the film version is set after The Da Vinci Code.

Robert Langdon appeared in one more Dan Brown novel, The Lost Symbol, published in 2009. A film version is planned with Tom Hanks reprising his role.

Clint Eastwood was interested in directing but Ron Howard was under contract to direct the second film too.

Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the Ewan McGregor role.

Cost $150m - Box Office $486m

IMDB rating 6.6

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)

Toy Story 3 (2010) Directed by Lee Unkrich. 103mins.

Tom Hanks - Woody (voice)
Tim Allen - Buzz Lightyear (voice)

Also starring Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Michael Keaton, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger and Ned Beatty.

The highest grossing animated movie of all time (in unadjusted dollars), Toy Story 3 has grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box-office.

A 4th Toy Story is being planned.

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, winning 2 - Best Animated Film and Best Song - Randy Newman ("We Belong Together").

Cost $200m - Box Office $1,063,171,911

IMDB rating 8.5

Larry Crowne (2011)
Larry Crowne (2011)


Larry Crowne (2011) Directed by Tom Hanks. 98mins.

Tom Hanks - Larry Crowne
Julia Roberts - Mercedes Tainot

Also starring Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Bryan Cranston, Pam Grier and George Takei.

As well as lead actor Tom Hanks also co-wrote, produced and directed the movie.

This is the 2nd time Julia Roberts co-starred with Hanks but the film was not a hit. Hanks had more luck with Meg Ryan.

Cost $30m - Box Office $68.6m

IMDB rating 5.9

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) Directed by Stephen Daldry. 129mins.

Tom Hanks - Thomas Schell
Sandra Bullock - Linda Schell

Also starring Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis and John Goodman.

Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, first published in 2005.

Max Von Sydow is the second oldest man to be nominated for an acting Oscar, he was 82, the oldest is Hal Holbrook for Into the Wild (2007), he was 50 days older than Max.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Max von Sydow).

Cost $40m - Box Office $47.8m

IMDB rating 6.8

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas (2012) Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy & Lana Wachowski. 172mins.

Tom Hanks - Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager/ Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Zachry

Also starring Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Keith David and Hugh Grant.

Based on the novel by David Mitchell, first published in 2004.

The story takes place in different locations and timelines which are interrelated -

1849 - South Pacific Ocean
1936 - Cambridge, England and Edinburgh, Scotland
1973 - San Francisco, California
2012 - United Kingdom
2144 - Neo Seoul, Korea
2321 - The Hawaiian Islands (post apocalyptic Earth)

All the main actors appear in different roles in each timeline and some barely recognisable in heavy makeup.

Golden Globe Nomination for Best Music Score (Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer)

Cost $102m - Box Office $66m

IMDB rating 8.0

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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hi, Steve. Tom Hanks is one of those actors that seemed to grow on me. I wasn't particularly a fan when he was on TV or his first few movies, but Forrest Gump was definitely a major change for me. Saving Private Ryan blew me away (that movie and The Band of Brothers, for the very first time, revealed the horror of D-Day like no other Hollywood effort had done before). Then there's Green Mile, Apollo 13, etc-- all showing Hanks mastery of very different roles. Thanks for this. BTW, several images are broken-- hope you can get them fixed.


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Geekdom 3 years ago

I love Tom Hanks. I have seen every movie up till Toy Story three. I will be seeing Extremely Loud, Larry Crown and Cloud Atlas. Just have not gotten around to it yet.

I also have Mazes and Monsters in my Netflix Queue. Not sure if you want to include that one since it is a TV Movie. Gee I even used to watch Bosom Buddies. Thanks for the Tom Hanks Tribute.


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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

i love tom hanks forest gump. The rest of the movies, i don't watch them. Now, i will watch some since he has acted so many movies that i never knew. thanks for yr useful hub. Voted useful


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. When Tom went serious it was really something.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

David, Geekdom, peachpurple, Mhatter99, thank you all for commenting on my Tom Hanks hub, very much appreciated.

David, I've cleared my cache twice and all the images seem to be there, which ones are missing on your end?

Geekdom, I had to leave a few minor movies out to bring the hub down to a manageable length, I think I've covered his most well-known films.

peachpurple, glad you found the hub useful there are some great films here.

Mhatter99, Tom surprised me in the 1990s winning awards for some powerful and emotional performances.

Thanks all for posting!


Cogerson 3 years ago

Are you feeling ok? First you did a Tom Cruise hub and now we have a Tom Hanks hub....I assume Julia Roberts is next.....lol. I unlike you am a huge Tom Hanks fan. I have seen all of the movies in your hub except for Cloud Atlas(which I will watch as soon as it makes it to DVD).

Sadly I think his peak is behind him...but you have to admit he had one awesome ride....as he was the main man in Hollywood for almost 20 years. His last three movies have not done very well at all....and it does not look like any sure fire winners in the future as well....I hope that I am completely wrong in this thinking.

I would say my favorites would be Splash(my two little girls like watching this movie currently), Burbs(so many great lines and scenes in that movie), Nothing in Common(the first movie that showed his acting chops...I see no poster...dump Punchline and bring on Nothing in Common), the Toy Story movies(my little girls are fans as well), Green Mile(I can watch over and over....but have not seen the movie since Michael Clark Duncan passed away), and Cast Away.

I thought Larry Crowne was better than it is perceived....you know it co-stars Julia Roberts....lol. Ones that did not like much....the Robert Langdon movies, The Terminal, Extremely Loud and Hard To Remember the Title of the Movie, and Joe Vs the Volcano(which is actually the Ryan/Hanks movie that they appear together on screen for the majority of the movie....as they pretty are in separate movies in Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.

Well it is always a pleasure talking about Tom Hanks and great Tom Hanks movies...thanks for finally seeing the light.

Voted up and across the board....good job my friend.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Well you're definitely a passionate fan of Hanks, a lot more than I am. The Burbs is one of my favorites, the only early one of his I still watch regularly. Splash I haven't seen in years. Big was his 'big' breakthrough movie but I never really liked it and I've only watched Turner and Hooch once, the constantly drooling dog made it nearly unwatchable for me. The last Tom Hanks film I really liked was Saving Private Ryan which I saw at the cinema, it was downhill from there. :)

Thanks again for commenting Bruce, always appreciated amigo.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Steve...GREAT hub...Tom Hanks...what a guy...what a GIANT of an actor. These posters are awesome and for the first time ever, I can tell you that I've seen every single movie.

As good as Tom is, whether comedy or otherwise, it's very difficult to choose a favorite or 2. Kinda partial to Turner & Hooch & of course, Forest.....Oh, and the Green Mile......Tom's the best.

Simply great fun!...UP+++


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Paula, appreciate the comment. Hanks has a lot of fans but his newest film Cloud Atlas has not been a success. I blame the confusing storyline, or is it the strange title? :)

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