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RollTide1987
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Somewhat of a spin-off to the thread about Tom Hanks's comments concerning his films...

And how only four of them were "pretty good." He may or may not believe that, but his run from 1992-2002 might just be the greatest run an A-list celebrity has ever made from a commercial and critical perspective. This dude was at the top of his game:

A League of Their Own
Sleepless in Seattle
Philadelphia
Forrest Gump
Apollo 13
Toy Story
That Thing You Do!
Saving Private Ryan
You've Got Mail
Toy Story 2
The Green Mile
Cast Away
Road to Perdition
Catch Me If You Can

I know we have talked about this era of his career multiple times on this board, but this run of movies he starred in over that 10-year period can't be touched in terms of quality and box office success by any other actor/actress IMHO.


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There is not a movie on that list that I wouldn’t stop what ever I was doing to watch.


TomBuchanan
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Dustin Hoffman from around 67 until 82 was hitting net consistently

The Graduate
Midnight Cowboy
Little Big Man
Papillon
Lenny
All The President's Men
Marathon Man
Straight Time
Kramer vs Kramer
Tootsie

He even took a break after Tootsie and went over to Broadway to win a Tony for Death of a Salesman and then came back with

Rain Man
Hook



DaleGribble
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I'd take Cary Grant's prime over Hanks, any day. John Wayne's too, most likely.

The Awful Truth

Bringing Up Baby

Gunga Din

Only Angels Have Wings

His Girl Friday

My Favorite Wife

The Philadelphia Story

Penny Serenade

Suspicion

The Talk Of The Town(remade as Seems Like Old Times)

Mr Lucky

Destination Tokyo

Arsenic and Old Lace

The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer

The Bishop's Wife

Mr Blanding's Builds His Dream House(remade as The Money Pit)

1937-1948




DaleGribble
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He even took a break after Tootsie and went over to Broadway to win a Tony for Death of a Salesman and then came back with



Ishtar


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That thing you do is underrated. The song is good too.


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TomBuchanan
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quote:

Ishtar



That was the first one or so after his hiatus from film but I see your point



DaleGribble
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That was the first one or so after his hiatus from film but I see your point


I've never actually seen it. But it's hard not to remember the reaction that it got. Gigli's the only other film that was as big a bomb and as hated by critics as Ishtar.

Wait, didn't Bonfire of the Vanities come out during Hank's run? That was a pretty big bomb that was hated by critics and audiences too.


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quote:

Cary Grant
You left off a few - most notably Topper (1937) Holiday (1938) and Night & Day (1946).

And he added several more in the next 11 years, even as his career was starting to slow down to only ine or two pictures a year:

I Was a Male War Bride

Crisis

Monkey Business

To Catch a Thief

Indiscreet


And finally culminating in what I believe to be the best motion picture to ever come out of Hollywood: North By Northwest.





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Bonfire of the Vanities


preceded A League of Their Own. I've never seen Bonfire or Ishtar


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DaleGribble
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Yeah, I should have included Topper, Holiday, and Night and Day.

Monkey Business is one of my favorites of his, but he was in so many great comedies. Arsenic and Old Lace never gets old.


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quote:

Ishtar


It was to be the big return film for Hoffman and Warren Beatty. I just remember it flopped hard.


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DaleGribble
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I saw Bonfire in the theater but honestly couldn't tell you anything about it. It was a pretty boring film and I can't imagine how the book could have been much better.


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Arsenic and Old Lace never gets old.
My kids (ages 25 and 22) can recite that entire movie from memory


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ATCTx
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If I had to guess the 4 movies Hanks was referring to I'd go with:

Big
Philadelphia
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan

Again, this is my view of HIS view...although it's my view as well.
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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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Humphrey Bogart is up there.

1939-1954

Sabrina
The Barefoot Contessa
In a Lonely Place
The Caine Mutiny
The African Queen
Key Largo
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Big Sleep
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
Dark Victory


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sparkinator
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And later still, Father Goose.

Really good Rom/Com with Carey Grant.


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SouthEasternKaiju
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3 of those I’ve not seen.

That’s a hell of a run.


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hogcard1964
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Remove Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia and You've Got Mail and that's a solid list.


theunknownknight
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There is not a movie on that list that I wouldn’t stop what ever I was doing to watch.


Not even Philadelphia? Are you gay?


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