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Being Tom Hanks PhotoOkay, I figured since the Kevin Costner debacle (he's more popular around these parts than I expected), I would offer an olive branch. I LOVE Tom Hanks. I've loved him since Splash. However, I also know that there are people out there who find him "meh" and think pretty much anyone could play most of his characters. I can kind of understand where they're coming from because I believe the mark of truly great acting is when they become the character they're playing; I forget I'm watching that specific actor and just enjoy the character. I don't often do that with Hanks. (This is why I'll probably never do one of these for Johnny Depp.)

So let's play our "Being" game with one of my favorites. Recast Tom Hanks with anyone else in anything he's been in. Maybe you think someone else would be just is good or better, or maybe you just want to see a different perspective. I'm not sure if voices in cartoons work in this scenario, but if that's what strikes your fancy then who am I to say? 

Just pick a movie (or one of his television characters) and recast. If the one you want isn't here, use it anyway!

Bosom Buddies
Family Ties (Uncle Ned)
Splash
Bachelor Party
The Man with One Red Shoe
Volunteers
The Money Pit
Nothing in Common
Dragnet
Big
The 'Burbs
Turner & Hooch
Joe Versus the Volcano
A League of Their Own
Sleepless in Seattle
Philadelphia
Forrest Gump
Apollo 13
That Thing You Do!
Saving Private Ryan
You've Got Mail
The Green Mile
Cast Away
Road to Perdition
Catch Me If You Can
Freedom: A History of Us (various characters)
The Ladykillers
The Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon)
Larry Crowne
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Get it? Go!


| Closed on 07/15/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Movies | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
13 Fans 
54%a. Sweet, I'm recasting _____ for Tom in ____
15%b. Nah, I got nothin
31%c. Other

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#1 | 477 days ago

And to prove I can recast one of my very favorites even though I never WOULD - I'm casting Jason Bateman as Josh in Big.
  
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#1 | 477 days ago

And to prove I can recast one of my very favorites even though I never WOULD - I'm casting Jason Bateman as Josh in Big.
#2 | 477 days ago

anybody could have made a better robert langdon. ooo! kevin kline.
#3 | 477 days ago

(Edited by Sharp Square)


Im recasting Robert De Niro for Tom in Road To Perdition. 


That was a great movie and De Niro will have to do well to beat Hanks performance. I like quite a few Hanks movies and i don't think anyone could of done a better job in  Catch me if you can , The Da Vinci Code, The Green Mile ,  A League of their own, or The burbs which are some of my favs. cool
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#4 | 477 days ago

Seriously anyone could have been that boring ass Langdon. Gabriel Byrne! Much better.
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#5 | 477 days ago

You two stop it with Langdon! Sure, Hanks didn't need to do much but I love those movies. Lost Symbol has been announced and Tom has signed on to play the lead again, and I will be going to see it cheeky

(I agree with Kline and Byrne being good in that role too)
#6 | 477 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
kobe_lova wrote:
Seriously anyone could have been that boring ass Langdon. Gabriel Byrne! Much better.
oh god yes.

"but i have nothing to give you....my hands are empty!" that's probably the fastest i've ever fallen in love with a character.
#7 | 477 days ago

Other than Forrest Gump and Philadelphia all of his roles could be recast.
#8 | 477 days ago

Jason_ wrote:
Other than Forrest Gump and Philadelphia all of his roles could be recast.
That doesn't help me. Who would you recast where? (You're doin' it wrong)
#9 | 477 days ago

I want to reboot Bachelor Party (seriously underrated) with Damon Wayans Jr., but now it's a franchise like the Hang Over.
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#10 | 477 days ago

(Edited by JenX63)
Michael Sullivan & Paul Egecombe could NOT have been played by any other actor than Hanks. I don't like anything else he has done so take one or 12 of his movies and put Liam or Jim in the lead and it would be great.



(edited for spelling errors)
Other  
#11 | 477 days ago

Peter Dinklage in Saving Private Ryan
#12 | 477 days ago

(Edited by woody050681)
Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Peter Dinklage in Saving Private Ryan
Haha there's someone with the actual name Peter Dinklage?

Why not use the name Lee Keyanus or Bud Vugger....
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#13 | 477 days ago

(Edited by Lobotomy Jones)
woody050681 wrote:
Haha there's someone with the actual name Peter Dinklage?

Why not use the name Lee Keyanus or Bud Vugger....
He's the midget on Game of Thrones.

Whenever I see one of these polls I put a midget into one the more serious roles.
#14 | 477 days ago

The Money Pit- Steve Martin.

OMG just recast Steve Martin in ALL THE ROLES!!

WILSOOOON!!

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#15 | 476 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Jess wrote:
And to prove I can recast one of my very favorites even though I never WOULD - I'm casting Jason Bateman as Josh in Big.
I don't think I would re-cast any of Tom Hanks roles but if I had to, I would do the same movie, BIG, but cast Robin Williams. wink
Nah, I got nothin  
#16 | 476 days ago

Max Patkin(Clown Prince of Baseball) could take Hank's role in A League of their own.
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#17 | 476 days ago

Sweet, I'm recasting Denzel Washington for Tom in Road to Perdition!

 
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#18 | 476 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
If Christian Bale had played Tom Hanks in Philadelphia, I probably would have cried even more....or I'd have just died at the end.
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#19 | 462 days ago

I'll recast myself for Tom in Larry Crowne, even though it means I'd have to kiss Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman...ugh!).

There, now I've joined in.
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