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In Charlie Wilson’s War and Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks Takes on the Big Issues

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Tom Hanks has forged one of the most successful movie careers of our time, with back-to-back Oscars and salaries in the tens of millions of dollars. Sure, he made his name in romantic comedies (Splash, Bachelor Party), but he gets his cred from message films: no other star has made the big issues of the day — whether war (Saving Private Ryan); fear and prejudice (Philadelphia); or just about everything (Forrest Gump) — as easy to understand. Take a look back with a photo gallery spotlighting ten of his finer moments.

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Check out Hanks in Charlie Wilson’s War this Sun., Aug. 1, at 6PM | 5C.

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