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    From 'Big' to 'Captain Phillips,' TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks' Ten Best Performances

    One year removed from sprawling $100-million epic (and epic flop) "Cloud Atlas," which even the beloved movie icon couldn't save, Tom Hanks is enjoying the kind of year that defined his heyday in the 1990s.

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    25 Years After Playing Young Tom Hanks in 'Big,' David Moscow Looks Back on Child Stardom, Penny Marshall's Direction, and The Making of a Classic

    The second audition of David Moscow's career involved Penny Marshall, Robert De Niro, and a script about a 12-year-old Jersey boy who wishes "to be big."

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    Saving Mr. Banks

    A charming and heartwarming piece of entertainment, highlighted by a handful of superior performances. (Photo by François Duhamel - Courtesy of Disney Ent. LLC)

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    Review: Decent & Well-Acted 'Saving Mr. Banks' With Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson

    Though the general public doesn't always share their enthusiasm, Hollywood loves making movies about itself. Whether fictional or based in reality, it's rare for a year to pass without some kind of film about filmmaking, from classics like "Sunset Boulevard" and "Mulholland Drive" to, uh, not-classi...

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    Things I Learned at the 'Saving Mr. Banks' Premiere; Hanks, Thompson, Sherman & More Talk Disney, Travers and 'Mary Poppins'

    The Disney company wasn't sure they were ready to jump on board "Saving Mr. Banks," admits motion picture chairman Alan Horn. He wasn't sure it was the right thing to do, but production head Sean Bailey lobbied hard, and they finally decided that having some control by financing this Australian/Brit...

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    Emma Thompson: Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting and Wonderful in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    The encouraging scene in the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks has Emma Thompson as the recalcitrant author P.L. Travers, telling her agent why she does not want Walt Disney to put her heroine on screen. "I know what he'll do to her -- she'll be cavorting and twinkling," she says, with great derision.

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    Oscar Talk: Who's Ahead in the Oscar Race, Post-AFI FEST and the Governors Awards, Documentaries and Beyond

    Kris Tapley and I get back into the Oscar race, covering the AFI FEST showings of "Out of the Furnace," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "Lone Survivor." We get into the documentary short list, the opening of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Nebraska," and how the top contenders worked the room at the Governors' A...

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    5 More Actors With More Than One Shot At Oscar This Year, From Tom Hanks To Matthew McConaughey

    It's tough enough getting one Oscar nomination, but how hard is it to get two nods in the same year? Very, but these five thespians have a legitimate shot at it in 2013. Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Leonardo DiCaprio all delivered two Oscar-caliber performances. Wil...

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    Exclusive Video: Emma Thompson Guides a 'Mary Poppins' Sing-Along at 'Saving Mr. Banks' Lunch

    If there was anything to glean from yesterday's swank lunch in honor of Walt Disney Pictures' "Saving Mr. Banks" at Manhattan's Four Seasons Restaurant, it was that Oscar-winner Emma Thompson knows how to own a room.

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    Watch: Tom Hanks Talks 'Philadelphia' Controversy, Working With Spielberg & More In 11-Minute Highlight Reel From BAFTA Tribute

    You may find it hard to believe, but it’s been almost thirty years since Tom Hanks made his feature film breakthrough in Ron Howard’s “Splash.” That film jumpstarted a career which first saw Hanks spend the rest of the ‘80s establishing himself as a leading man, mostly appearing in comedies. Now, no...

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