Tom Hanks is a two-time Oscar winner for “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Forrest Gump” (1994), so it’s somewhat surprising to learn that he only has five career nominations, the last of which was 16 years ago for “Cast Away” (2000). His other two noms were for “Big” in 1988 and “Saving Private Ryan in 1998.)
While Hanks generates awards buzz for his latest box office success “Sully,” our forum posters are busy debating which of his former performances should have made the cut at the Oscars. Read some of our forum posters’ comments — click here to join the discussion — and then be sure to cast your vote in our poll below.
Henrik Malinen: “Captain Phillips.” Really impressed with him in the scene with the nurse at the end of the movie.
OnTheAisle: That final sequence in “Captain Phillips” is stunning. The reports that the scene is was not scripted but improvised with the actual medical professional who first treated the real Captain Phillips makes Hanks all the more impressive.
GusCruz: I never got the hype behind that “Captain Phillips” performance. It’s Hanks as usual. IMO he was even better in “Bridge of Spies.”
Eddy Q: “Toy Story,” in which he plays a far more three-dimensional character than either of his Oscar-winning roles.
Andrew Carden: He should’ve been nominated for “Road to Perdition,” too.
Emil Petrov: Tie between “The Green Mile” and “Road to Perdition.”
Edward Distasio: He should have been nominated for “Saving Mr. Banks.”
marcelo: “A League of Their Own” and “Captain Phillips.”
KyleBailey: The one no one talks about anymore is “Catch Me if You Can.” I would have swapped him with Christopher Walken for a nomination.
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