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Tribeca: Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks Salute 'Philadelphia' Director Jonathan Demme

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Tom Hanks spoke with Bruce Springsteen at a Tribeca Film Festival panel on Friday night. The two worked together on the 1993 film Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme. Hanks won the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role and Springsteen also won best original song (for the movie-opening "Streets of Philadelphia"). Their reunion happened to take place just two days after Demme's sudden passing, which Hanks acknowledged right away.

"I think the strongest union of our two names is probably Philadelphia — God bless Jonathan Demme," Hanks said before beginning the hour-long conversation. Springsteen added, "We just lost him. He was »


- Taylor Weatherby, Billboard

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