The Many Faces Of Tom Hanks

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There is a new cold war thriller in cinemas called Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg (one of his finest works even, according to Christopher Bourne), written by a team including the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks. And that immediately settled the question who we should feature in this week's quiz. For while we had many, many options this week, each discussion about them ended with: "Yes, but... Tom Hanks!"

For Tom Hanks may be the most dependable actor of our lifetime. Never too butch or too handsome, he's the perfect example of a "regular Joe", which makes it almost ridiculously easy to identify with him, or root for him, especially when his characters are meant to be sympathetic.

That's not to say he's never done villains or slapstick though, and it speaks volumes of his versatility that at different stages of his acting career he was pegged (typecast even) as a "comedy guy", as a "romantic lead", and as a "dramatic powerhouse", with blockbuster successes in each of those categories.

So once again I'm going to use fourteen pictures of one of my favourite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images, and guess which movies or shows they're from. No competition, no prizes, just for fun, try to see how far you get without using IMDb!

And I'll post the answers next Thursday, or earlier if someone gets all fourteen of them right.


Kurt Halfyard and contributed to this story.

And here he is as James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies.

This picture doesn't count yet for the quiz, but all others do, so please browse through the gallery: click on the edge of the picture to get the next one, and see how many of them all you can identify!

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VyceVictusOctober 16, 2015 10:31 AM

lets see...
1) Joe Vs. Volcano
2) The Money Pit
3) Captain Phillips
4) Turner & Hooch
5) The Burbs
6) Catch Me If You Can
7)
8) Forrest Gump
9)
10)
11) Ladykillers
12)
13) Philadelphia
14) Polar Express

And thats all I got

Stitch_JonesOctober 16, 2015 10:42 AM

7) Mazes & Monsters?
10) Punchline
12) Road To Perdition?

Ard VijnOctober 16, 2015 10:44 AM

Lets see... you have 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13 and 14 correct.
That leaves 1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 12...

Ard VijnOctober 16, 2015 10:45 AM

All correct! Not many people have seen MAZES & MONSTERS, that was the hardest one in there in my opinion...
This just leaves 1, 4, 5 and 9.

Stitch_JonesOctober 16, 2015 10:47 AM

1) is The Burbs
4) Dragnet?

Ard VijnOctober 16, 2015 11:08 AM

Both correct!
That just leaves number 5 and number 9...

Daniel DumbauldOctober 16, 2015 8:27 PM

5-Apollo 13?
9-Bachelor party?

Ard VijnOctober 16, 2015 9:04 PM

Both correct!

Ard VijnOctober 17, 2015 9:49 AM

That concludes the quiz, so as usual here are all the titles, and the people who first correctly identified them:

1: THE BURBS (Stitch_Jones)
2: THE MONEY PIT (VyceVictus)
3: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (VyceVictus)
4: DRAGNET (Stitch_Jones)
5: APOLLO 13 (Daniel Dumbauld)
6: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (VyceVictus)
7: MAZES & MONSTERS (Stitch_Jones)
8: FORREST GUMP (VyceVictus)
9: BACHELOR PARTY (Daniel Dumbauld)
10: PUNCHLINE (Stitch_Jones)
11: THE LADYKILLERS (VyceVictus)
12: THE ROAD TO PERDITION (Stitch_Jones)
13: PHILADELPHIA (VyceVictus)
14: THE POLAR EXPRESS (VyceVictus)