“Cap­tain Phillips” (2013):

Hanks gives a thor­oughly grip­ping per­for­mance in the ti­tle role of this true story of a ship over­taken by So­mali pi­rates in the In­dian Ocean.

“Toy Story 3” (2010):

He may have been a star of it in voice only, as toy cow­boy Woody, but Hanks was part of what is sure to re­main con­sid­ered one of the most af­fect­ing an­i­mated films ever ... all the more re­mark­able for a fran­chise on its third round.

“Cast Away” (2000):

Con­sid­er­ing that his sole co-star for much of the film is a vol­ley­ball, Hanks’ tal­ent is in­valu­able to this saga of a courier com­pany ex­ec­u­tive stranded on an is­land by a plane crash.

“Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan” (1998):

Un­der Os­car win­ner Steven Spiel­berg’s di­rec­tion, Hanks is the per­fect every­man in rep­re­sent­ing a U.S. sol­dier in charge of others amid the hor­rors of World War II.

“That Thing You Do!” (1996):

Even more as writer-direc­tor than co-star, Hanks paints a warm por­trait of a fic­ti­tious ‘60s rock band’s rise and fall.

“For­rest Gump” (1994):

Hanks earned his sec­ond Os­car as he took the iconic ti­tle char­ac­ter through en­coun­ters with others real and fic­tional.

“Philadel­phia” (1993):

Os­car came call­ing the first time for Hanks for his fully felt por­trayal of a lawyer with AIDS su­ing his for­mer firm.

“Sleep­less in Seat­tle” (1993):

The tem­plate for Hanks’ work as a ro­man­tic lead­ing man marked one of his mem­o­rable team­ings with Meg Ryan.

“Big” (1988):

The child­like spirit Hanks ex­udes is cru­cial to this com­edy about a young­ster who gets his wish to grow up overnight.

“Splash” (1984):

Hanks made a big splash him­self in the com­edy that made him a movie star, cast­ing him as an or­di­nary guy in love with a mer­maid (Daryl Han­nah).

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