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The Tom Hanks Diy film festival kit

1 July 2011 2:47 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Maybe it's the holiday weekend, but we're feeling a little Hanks nostalgia.  We haven't seen "Larry Crowne" yet, but something about the ads puts us in the mind of Tom Hanks of yesteryear -- the affable, effortless actor who got his start in drag on TV's "Bosom Buddies" and is now the very definition of Hollywood A list.

It isn't that we're discouraging anyone from seeing "Larry Crowne" (despite those reviews -- ouch), but for those of you unable or unwilling to make it out to the movies this weekend we've compiled a list of six different Tom Hanks Diy Film Festivals. Any one will make for great Independence Day weekend viewing -- or, hey, go all out and do one festival for each day of the holiday weekend. What's more American than Tom Hanks and apple pie? (Okay, maybe Ron Howard and apple pie, but we're talking Hanks here).

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The Essentials: 5 Tom Hanks Performances

30 June 2011 10:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For comedians aspiring to be dramatic actors, there is no better model than Tom Hanks. A two-time Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, this unflashy, modern-day Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda has also shown every struggling actor on earth that if you persevere you can actually make people forget you started out as a comedian and then simply a romantic comedy lead (remember the dreaded "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle" years). Hell, if you endure long enough you can even wipe out the memory of TV movies like "Mazes and Monsters" and sitcoms like "Bosom Buddies" (where's that… »

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