In 1993, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunited for their second film together: 'Sleepless in Seattle,' a film that would go on to become one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. Inspired by 'An Affair to Remember,' the film follows widower Sam (Hanks), whose son calls into a radio talk show and convinces his father to talk about his wife, attracting a woman named Annie (Ryan). But before the pair can come together, they'll endure a seemingly endless string of mix-ups and personal complications, of course. 20 years later, we revisit the cast of this classic and see what they're up to now.
I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.
Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.
Released in 1994, 'Forrest Gump' swept the Oscars that year, taking home six statues, including Best Picture, Director and Actor. The film starred Tom Hanks as the titular protagonist, a man with a low IQ who unwittingly finds himself passing through and influencing notable moments in history, including the Vietnam War, Watergate and meeting Elvis. Nineteen years later, we revisit Hanks and the rest of the cast of this charming classic and see what they're up to now.
Zack Snyder's next chapter in the 'Man of Steel' saga, 'Batman vs. Superman,' is said to kick off production this weekend with a large-scale football scene in Los Angeles, which means we're getting close to Warner Bros. announcing the entire cast and production details. So far speculation on who might be the new comic book bad guy has run the gamut from Bryan Cranston to Mark Strong, but could Oscar-winner Tom Hanks have a shot?
Perhaps not, but he certainly would be up for the job, or any other superhero role for that matter -- just as long as it's not one of those Nick Fury or Agent Coulson types.
Everyone remembers the scene in 'Big' when Tom Hanks plays "Chopsticks" on the novelty piano with just his feet. Hanks recently appeared on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' to relive the magic with the host, but then we got a special surprise: Sandra Bullock, who was on hand to promote 'Gravity,' joined in the fun. And even more impressive: Bullock can play "Chopsticks" in high heels!
With piracy drama 'Captain Phillips,' Paul Greengrass ('Bloody Sunday,' 'United 93') has defended his ground as the go-to man for tragic, reality-based pressure-cooker films. The dude really knows how to get your palms sweaty, even when you kinda-sorta know how things are going to end up. Note to self: don't take your cargo ship through the Somali Basin if you don't have to.
Greengrass is also the director of the best two 'Bourne' movies ('Supremacy' and 'Ultimatum') and just as Matt Damon glided through those films as the steely, mixed-martial killing machine, Tom Hanks' center-seat performance here is a master class in keeping it cool.
Released in 1984, 'Splash' tells the story of Allen (Tom Hanks), a guy who was recently dumped and encounters a beautiful mermaid and promptly falls in love with her. But, of course, there's a catch: after six days of staying on land as a human, she'll have to make a choice to stay on land forever, or return to being a mermaid. It's been almost 30 years since Ron Howard's classic film hit theaters, and today we take a look back at the director and cast of the film to see what they're up to now.
The Supporting Acting categories can be crapshoots. They’re often crowded with character actors who have stolen the spotlight away from a movie’s lead (see recent winners Christoph Waltz, Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger for examples). But the categories often can be catch-all spots used by the Academy to recognize an actor who has gone the duration of a career without being acknowledged with an Oscar, and so they are rewarded for a part that might not be trophy-worthy.