AHFW’s Top 10 Tom Hanks Performances

On July 9, Tom Hanks turns 64 years young!  Happy Birthday, Mr. Hanks!

Tom arrived on the small screen at 24 with “Bosom Buddies” (1980-1982), an ABC-TV light comedy where two guys (Hanks and Peter Scolari) dress up like women to live in an affordable apartment.  Think of “Some Like it Hot” (1959), and Donna Dixon plays the Marilyn Monroe-like character.

Well, who could have predicted Hanks’ film trajectory.  Forty years later, he garnered two Best Actor Oscars and has starred in countless thought-provoking and blockbuster films.  He’s simply one of the most bankable movie thespians on the planet and arguably the United States’ most visible nice guy.

AHFW celebrates the day by revealing our Top 10 Tom Hanks performances!

What’s your favorite Tom Hanks performance?   There’s no wrong answer for your personal #1, except for Turner in “Turner and Hooch” (1989) or Robert Langdon in “Inferno” (2016).

AHFW’s Top 10 Tom Hanks Performances:

10. Coach Jimmy Dugan, “A League of Their Own” (1992)

9. Allen Bauer, “Splash” (1984)

8. Joe, “Joe Versus the Volcano” (1990)

7. Josh, “Big” (1988)

6. Captain Richard Phillips, “Captain Phillips” (2013)

5. Michael Sullivan, “Road to Perdition” (2002)

4. Andrew Beckett, “Philadelphia” (1993)

3. Forrest Gump, “Forrest Gump” (1994)

2. Captain John Miller, “Saving Private Ryan” (1998)

1. Chuck Noland, “Cast Away” (2000)

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