Can we talk for just a moment about one of my favorite actors, Tom Hanks?
In 1988, I was married and I can remember date night, every Friday. We’d head to the theaters for the new movie releases. One movie that stands out is BIG. It was so fun and different and the leading actor was amazingly talented (and maybe a tad bit handsome). From that movie, my heart has forever been a fan of Tom Hanks. His acting seems to know no bounds.
He’s starred in some of my most favorite movies:
- Forrest Gump
- Saving Private Ryan
- You’ve Got Mail
- Cast Away
- Captain Phillips
- Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks voice also makes me crush in the movies:
- The Polar Express
- Toy Story series
His talent has been recognized with a couple Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award for Best Actor (Philadelphia), a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People’s Choice Award (Forrest Gump).
This October, I’m looking forward to Tom Hanks in the new DreamWorks Pictures’ BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by three-time Academy Award Winning Director, Steven Spielberg. The dramatic thriller tells the incredible story of an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances.
Bridge of Spies is a dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
In addition to Tom Hanks, Bridge of Spies stars:
- Three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan
- Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman
- Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife Mary
- Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel
- Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm.
The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. “Bridge of Spies” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.