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Tom Hanks in “Castaway” saved my life after I was lost in Tongass National Forest in Alaska from August 16 – August 21, 2022. At one point his character connects a shoe, string, and walking stick to get drinking water. My remembering this saved my life …. I was able to get drinking water, which saved my life until I was rescued on my 5th day in the wilderness.
I’m still waiting for Bachelor Party 2.
My favorite movie with Tom Hanks is The Green Mile. He was so superb and made the story so believable!!
A tremendous movie, Hanks was superb, again!
I think all the choices of his best were good ones. They were not only good as stand alones. But also as the article suggests because taken together they show the breadth of Hanks’ creativity and range of acting ability. On that basis, I recommend his Greyhound. A film about an Allied destroyer fleet in which he portrays the CO protecting a fleet of merchant ships running the German UBoat gauntlet in the North Atlantic during WWII. His Navy Brat upbringing I’m sure helped inspire him in the writing, producing, directing and acting in the major role. Yep- he did all four and absolutely nailed all four. I was stunned that he didn’t receive an Academy Award for at least one. He merited one for each. I’ve rewatched it a dozen times. I’m a Vietnam vet and history buff. So I’m pretty picky and critical about the accuracy and realism in war movies. Hanks absolutely nails both.
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