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Vash01
09-22-2011, 08:22 PM
Here is another poll, since Tom Hanks did so well in the 'great actors' poll, tell us what are your 3 most favorite Tom Hanks roles (I know it's tough to even pick 3 :)

Rex
09-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Nothing in Common - David Bannister
A League of Their Own - Dugan
Catch Me If You Can - Mr. Hanratty

Allen
09-22-2011, 08:38 PM
Am I the only person in the world who isn't a Tom Hanks fan?

Southpaw
09-22-2011, 08:39 PM
Bachelor Party, hands down.

JAF
09-22-2011, 08:46 PM
No fair just three :( ;)
1 The Road to Perdition (fab movie)
2 Philadelphia
3 Big

Breaking the rules here :P
Sleepless in Seattle
Forrest Gump
Apollo13

I never seen Da Vinci Code or Saving Private Ryan (don't like war movies)
I never cared for Castaway.

Rob
09-22-2011, 08:50 PM
Forrest Gump
Philadelphia

Splash

Big
Saving Private Ryan

And he made me cry laughing in one of the worst movies of all time, The Money Pit

Southpaw
09-22-2011, 08:51 PM
Oh yeah, The Money Pit. Alright that's tied with Bachelor Party for me.

Beefcake
09-22-2011, 08:55 PM
Am I the only person in the world who isn't a Tom Hanks fan?
Nope, I'm with ya! But I used to love the guy.

Pre-consecutive Oscars hungry, adventurous, and earnest Hanks = :kickass:

Post-consecutive Oscars pandering SERIOUS ACTOR Hanks = :blah:*

Some good movies mentioned above, though, and by others in the thread. Loved Bachelor Party!

*(exception: Catch Me if You Can, which was filmed - quite obviously - during a Hanks meds imbalance that caused him to forget that he was The Tom Hanks and allowed him to be fun without an agenda.)

my little pony
09-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Am I the only person in the world who isn't a Tom Hanks fan?

no, make room on the unpopular decision couch

Vash01
09-22-2011, 09:19 PM
No fair just three :( ;)
1 The Road to Perdition (fab movie)
2 Philadelphia
3 Big

Breaking the rules here :P
Sleepless in Seattle
Forrest Gump
Apollo13

I never seen Da Vinci Code or Saving Private Ryan (don't like war movies)
I never cared for Castaway.


I loved The Road to Perdition. It did not get the recognition it deserved. It should have been nominated for Best Picture Oscar.

I probably should have made this poll a 'pick 5' instead of 'pick 3' :lol:

Satellitegirl
09-22-2011, 09:29 PM
Saving Private Ryan, Road to Perdition, Sleepless in Seattle.

Wyliefan
09-22-2011, 09:47 PM
Apollo 13
Forrest Gump

Catch Me if You Can -- I think. It's been a really long time since I saw it (I've been meaning to see it again), but I seem to remember liking him in it!

Allen
09-22-2011, 09:52 PM
Pre-consecutive Oscars hungry, adventurous, and earnest Hanks = :kickass:

Post-consecutive Oscars pandering SERIOUS ACTOR Hanks = :blah:*

Some good movies mentioned above, though, and by others in the thread. Loved Bachelor Party!


You know, I liked Big and Road to Perdition and I admired Philadelphia. But as far as Hanks himself, I've never found him to be more than credible to good (and I cannot stand him as the lead in a romantic comedy). None of his films have ever made me want to see another film just because he is in it. Whereas Daniel Day Lewis, I would definitely go to a film just because he was in it.

I agree with you about Catch Me If You Can, he was very different in that film and I did enjoy him there. I'm so disappointed that he's been cast in Cloud Atlas and Extremely Loud and Incredibly close, because I LOVE both of those books and I was so excited for the film versions. I did, however, get over Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole, so I'm assuming I can do the same in both of these films.

Garden Kitty
09-22-2011, 10:34 PM
I can't believe nobody has picked Bosom Buddies

KHenry14
09-22-2011, 10:44 PM
This is tough because he's been real good in a number of films.

I chose:

Saving Private Ryan Just the best WWII movie ever made and his character is the soul of the story.

Philadelphia Not only brilliantly portrayed, but an important film.

Castaway Not as good a movie overall, but he carried virtually the whole movie by himself.

He was good in Big, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, and A League of Their Own. But IMO, they weren't quite up to the mark as the one's I like.