First Look: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in ‘Larry Crowne’

The first time Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts worked together was in the 2007 political satire “Charlie Wilson’s War.” Both of them picked up Golden Globe nominations for that film. And from the looks of the trailer for “Larry Crowne,” a wry romance co-written and directed by Hanks, the pair could well find themselves in contention with the HFPA again this year.

Hanks won the first of his three Best Comedy Actor bids at the Globes back in 1988 for “Big.” He lost his second race for “Sleepless in Seattle” in 1993, the same year he won Best Drama Actor for “Philadelphia.” He won that category twice more — the following year for “Forrest Gump” and in 2000 for “Castaway.”

Like Hanks, Roberts won her first lead race at the Globes claiming Best Comedy/Musical Actress for “Pretty Woman” in 1990; she had picked up the supporting prize the previous year for “Steel Magnolias.”  She has contended three more times for the top comedy/musical award — “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997); “Notting Hill” (1999) and “Duplicity” (2009) —  and won Best Drama Actress in 2000 for “Erin Brockovich.”


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