Your favorite Tom Hanks roles (pick 3)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Vash01, Sep 22, 2011.

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Your favorite THREE Tom Hanks roles

Poll closed Jan 20, 2012.
  1. Forrest Gump

    66 vote(s)
    48.2%
  2. Philadelphia

    50 vote(s)
    36.5%
  3. Castaway

    24 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. Saving Private Ryan

    24 vote(s)
    17.5%
  5. Big

    53 vote(s)
    38.7%
  6. Apollo13

    36 vote(s)
    26.3%
  7. The road to perdition

    7 vote(s)
    5.1%
  8. A league of their own

    46 vote(s)
    33.6%
  9. You've got mail

    19 vote(s)
    13.9%
  10. Da Vinci Code

    5 vote(s)
    3.6%
  11. Sleepless in Seattle

    39 vote(s)
    28.5%
  12. Other

    17 vote(s)
    12.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    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 :)
  2. Rex

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    Nothing in Common - David Bannister
    A League of Their Own - Dugan
    Catch Me If You Can - Mr. Hanratty
  3. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    Am I the only person in the world who isn't a Tom Hanks fan?
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  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Bachelor Party, hands down.
  5. JAF

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    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.
  6. Rob

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    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
  7. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Oh yeah, The Money Pit. Alright that's tied with Bachelor Party for me.
  8. Beefcake

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    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.)
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  9. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    no, make room on the unpopular decision couch
  10. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    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:
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    Saving Private Ryan, Road to Perdition, Sleepless in Seattle.
  12. Wyliefan

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    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!
  13. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    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.
  14. Garden Kitty

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    I can't believe nobody has picked Bosom Buddies
  15. KHenry14

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    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.
  16. PDilemma

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    No. :D
  17. Cachoo

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    I really like certain goofball moments: "Dragnet" was not a good film but watching him dancing around imitating the suspects in a ridiculous costume made me laugh. I enjoyed when he hosted SNL. I picked "Big", "A League of Their Own" and "You've Got Mail" but it easily could have been three other films.
  18. KikiSashaFan

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    I'm not really a movie person, so I haven't seen most of those, but I did love Forrest Gump and Big. My 3rd vote will go to Woody from Toy Story :D
  19. taf2002

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    No Joe Vs the Volcano? If You've Got Mail is on your list, JVTV should be. Seriously, I loved Big, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, League of their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, & enjoyed most of the others.
  20. DarrellH

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    What, no Finless in New York? I mean, Splash! That was a fun little movie!
  21. KatieC

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    Which was the one where he was stranded in the airport? I kind of liked that one, but have no memory for names.
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    Oh, I forgot about the one in the airport - it was called "The Terminal." We liked it so much, we bought the DVD. Alas, I voted for the romantic comedies. Although he was excellent in Forrest Gump. Splash was awesome, too. My kids loved him in League of Their Own - they were fascinated.

    He's done a lot of good movies.
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  23. BrokenAnkle

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    I know he was just the voice actor, but I love him in all the Toy Story movies
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    How about the dog movie? Houch, can't remember the spelling. And the skit he did on one of the last night shows " Toddlers and Tiaras".
  25. centerstage01

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    Turner and Hooch? I saw that one the other day on some cable channel.

    I voted for three in the above list, but I also like The Terminal, That Thing You Do!, and Catch Me If You Can.
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  26. gingercrush

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    A League of their Own, Forrest Gump and Road to Perdition with a honourary mention for Big and Philadephia.
  27. Kasey

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    Castaway, Philadelphia and Apollo 13 (I always get verklempt with the "Gentlemen, it's been a privilege flying with you" line), with honorable mentions to pretty much every movie he's ever done (well, maybe not "Charlie Wilson's War"....but Hanks is my fave actor, period)
  28. PeterG

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    I loooooved (five O's) Charlie Wilson's War.

    I looooved (four O's) The Green Mile.
  29. Cachoo

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    OMG the T and T bit was hilarious! And again with Hanks it is funny little moments like when he finally was able to wash the dog in "Houch."
    I thought he was convincing as Charlie Wilson in "Charlie Wilson's War."
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    Big
    Forrest Gump
    A League of Their Own

    Didn't really like Philadelphia (but the soundtrack was awesome!)
  31. Cyn

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    The Green Mile
    That Thing You Do! (smaller part as Mr. White, but he wrote and directed it)
    Any League of Their Own
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  32. stanhope

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    Tom Hanks is my favorite actor of all time, so this was hard for me. I chose Forrest Gump, Big, and A League of Their Own for the following reasons:

    Forrest Gump - He makes me cry at the end every.single.time and I've seen that movie 100 times.

    Big - First Tom Hanks movie I ever saw and I just love how you really believe he is a 13-year-old kid in a grown-up's body.

    A League of Their Own - for this scene, one of the funniest ever.
  33. Holley Calmes

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    Oh, I love the "There's no crying in baseball!" scene best. I agree, he's not the big bombastic, curl-your-toes actor that some are. He's our generation's Jimmy Stewart, to me anyway. He certainly has his charms.

    I love just about eveerything he's ever done, EXCEPT Forrest Gump. I just hate that movie! Too manipulative. But that's just me.

    I also loved Joe and the Volcano. And I can't watch Philadelphia without dissolving for about a week.
  34. Rex

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    It's not just you. I cannot stand that movie.
  35. skatecat

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    I would also add to the list:

    The Green Mile
    Splash

    I think he's a great actor, although when he's interviewed nowadays he seems overly impressed with himself despite trying to come off as just the average Joe.

    I remember being impressed when he was one of the hosts/speakers of a post 9/11 telethon. He spoke eloquently and completely without flubs (unlike the other actors on the same LIVE telethon).
  36. julieann

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    I love The Money Pit! :lol:
  37. julieann

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    SEXY FEET! He is hilarious!
  38. Cachoo

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    I so agree: How did "The Shawshank Redemption" lose the Oscar to Gump?

    But back to Hanks--has he ever played the antagonist/bad guy in any film?
  39. Vash01

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    The Road to Perdition comes the closest, since he was a gangster in it, but he still gets our sympathy because of what happens to him, so I can't consider that a bad guy role.
  40. paskatefan

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    I voted for Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, & Apollo 13.

    Not listed here, but I loved his role as Woody in the Toy Story series.