The evolution of Tom Hanks

December 5, 2014 2:49 PM

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He was desperate and needed the part. She was no pushover and knew he was all wrong. Too cute. Too young. Too Tom Hanks.

That was all he needed to hear. In the summer of 1991, Hanks was on the wrong kind of roll. “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” “Joe Versus the Volcano.” A film called “Turner & Hooch,” with a slobbery French mastiff as his co-star. With Marshall’s support, Hanks, at 35, began his reinvention.

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