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Thursday 6th August 2020

Tom Hanks' GREATEST EVER performances

He's sure made some good movies

Everyone loves Tom Hanks but it's easy to forget just how many awesome movies he's been in.

The award-winning actor has turned in masterful and award-winning performances over the decades, for films ranging from Big, to Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.

Here's ED!'s definitive guide to his Top 20 turns...

20. Apollo 13

For Apollo 13, Hanks worked with director Ron Howard, where he worked on one of his biggest personal passions - space travel.

Referred to as a "closet astronaut" by the crew, Hanks was obsessed with getting every aspect in this movie right. So obsessed in fact, he once dragged Howard and producer Brian Grazer out of bed so they could watch an astronaut crew in action. Unfortunately, Hanks' idea of action was seeing them walk across a car park.

Tom featured alongside some familiar co-stars and famous actors for the 1995 hit, including Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton and Ed Harris.

Despite this movie not being one of Hanks' biggest financial successes, it was globally recognised for brilliant acting and realistic footage.

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