Let’s give due to Tom Hanks: His 10 important feel-good roles (together with…

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY
Published 7:10 p.m. ET March 16, 2020 | Updated 2:00 p.m. ET Dec. 25, 2020

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Tom Hanks stars as a Texas storyteller who takes on a younger 10-year-old woman (Helena Zengel) throughout his travels within the Western ‘News of the World.”’


Although it hasn’t all the time been a yr to offer a number of thanks, 2020 has given us loads of Tom Hanks.

There was the offscreen well being scare for America’s Dad, as Hanks revealed in March that he and spouse Rita Wilson had examined constructive for the coronavirus, which introduced the leisure world and many of the globe to a standstill. He acquired higher (hooray!) after which gifted us with a few new display roles: as a World War II naval commander within the motion movie “Greyhound” and as a kindhearted traveler in “News of the World” (in theaters now), his first Western.

To honor Hanks serving to get us by way of a tough yr, listed below are the beloved Oscar winner’s 10 important feel-good roles (in alphabetical order).

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ (2019)

One of the Hanks-iest of Hanks personas, the actor and Rogers go together like a well-matched sweater and sneakers. Hanks played the late kids’ TV icon as a guru of empathy, doling out heartwarming bon mots to a troubled journalist (Matthew Rhys) who’s tasked to profile Rogers however is skeptical of the person’s absolute goodness. Hanks earned a supporting-actor Oscar nomination not simply due to a pitch-perfect efficiency however as a result of he introduced a lot of his personal calming aura to the half.

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