An American Legend – Tom Hanks Ten Best Performances

tom_hanks_captain_phillipsTom Hanks is getting serious Oscar buzz for his phenomenal performance in “Captain Phillips” from Oscar-nominee Paul Greengrass.  With the film opening in theaters today, I’m taking a look at the ten best performances from the two-time Academy Award winner.

As Richard Phillips, factual or not, Hanks delivers one of his most raw and emotional performances he’s ever given.  It’s something that fully puts him in contention to win his third Academy Award.  It helps that the film is incredibly suspenseful and powerful especially in its big finale.

Hanks has transitioned amazingly from a comedic and charismatic actor into a full-fledged star with a few more bravura performances left in him.  Definitely had his hiccups in his career, there’s no denying that he has had some of the most memorable works in all of modern cinema.

Let’s take a look at the ten:

What do you think?

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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