SPECIAL: The 25 Best Tom Hanks Movies

Image: DreamWorks Distribution

Image: DreamWorks Distribution

Chris Luckett

There are few actors as beloved as Tom Hanks. Long before social media quantitatively measured the “real-life” personalities for their fans, Hanks was widely known for his jovial demeanour and Genuine Nice Guy status.

Some movie stars over the last half-century have had a spotty record for quality movies, but the ones that foster long careers become savvy enough to mostly make above-average pictures. In his 36-year career, Hanks has become one of the best at it — in no small part because of what a powerful actor the Bosom Buddy became over the years.

While digesting his latest picture, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons sequel Inferno, consider these 25 pictures that made him the beloved star he is today.

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GUEST COLUMN: Soundtracking (That Thing You Do!)

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Neil Reyes

When Fountains of Wayne broke out in 2003 with “Stacy’s Mom,” few people had heard of them, despite them making music since the latter part of the ‘90s. Even fewer were aware that bassist Adam Schlesinger had been writing and producing music for movies and television, including for The Dana Carvey Show, Josie and the Pussycats, and, most notably, 1996’s That Thing You Do.

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