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'REAL' ACTOR !! Top 10 Performances By Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is best known for his natural way of acting and effective dialogue presentation. Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career. He won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump. In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Here is the list of 10 best performances by him


Forrest Gump (1994)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
With Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Philadelphia (1993)

Directed by Jonathan Demme
With Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Cast Away (2000)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
With Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
With Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Big (1988)

Directed by Penny Marshall
With Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

Apollo 13 (1995)

Directed by Ron Howard
With Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Road to Perdition (2002)

Directed by Sam Mendes
With Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

The Green Mile (1999)

Directed by Frank Darabont
With Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Captain Phillips (2013)

Directed by Paul Greengrass
With Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.