Talk:Tom Hanks

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In 2012, he starred in the film, "Cloud Atlas". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.138.78.162 (talk) 21:10, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Subjective content[edit]

"Hanks then suffered a pile of box-office failures: The 'Burbs (1989)"

The Burbs was not an actual box-office failure by many globally accepted definitions of it, including our own wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_box_office_bombs, thus making the context here completely subjective. The box office took in 21 million more than the budget; hardly a box-office failure. Perhaps a better choice of words? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hiddukel1 (talkcontribs) 05:01, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. I've edited this to: "Hanks then suffered a run of box-office under-performers:..."
Which still isn't perfect by any means, but feels a bit less emotive. I'm afraid that I'm not about to go off and research each of those movies' takings to quantify their 'flops' status. Wayne 16:09, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry ... what were you trying to say?[edit]

There are two sections that I found confusing.

The first is under the heading "Progression into dramatic roles". In the first paragraph we read:

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his "modern era of moviemaking ... because enough self-discovery has gone on.... My work has become less pretentiously fake and over the top". This "modern era" began in 1993 for Hanks ...

I have no idea what happened in that quote. Is that the whole quote? Maybe I'm missing something.

The second is the last two 'paragraphs' under the heading: "1996–present: Directing, producing and acting", where we find out:

He is ranked as the highest all time box office star with over $3.639 billion total box office gross, an average of $107 million per film.[50] He has been involved with seventeen films that grossed over $100 million at the worldwide box office, the highest grossing of which was 2010's Toy Story 3.[51]
As of 2012, Hanks' films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the United States box office alone, and over $8.5 billion worldwide[2] making him the highest all time box office star.

Are those two sets of figures at odds with each other? I thought maybe the '2012' figures were an update on the earlier figures, but I'm not sure enough to make any changes.

On a different matter, while I was doing some copy-edits, I noticed that there were two usages of possesive apostrophes going on ... 6 uses of Hanks's and 15 of Hanks'. MOSS:POSS suggests that either can be used, but should be consistent. So I changed it to all Hanks'. (I did not change the usage in the references as for all I know the other usage may be in the source material.)

See also my addendum to the Post above titled "Subjective Content".

Wayne 16:35, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

They forgot one of Tom Hanks Movies[edit]

The article left out Tom Hanks 1985 movie "The Man With One Red Shoe." Very funny movie. 73.55.207.49 (talk) 19:33, 5 July 2014 (UTC) Source: the cover of the VHS I own

they also forgot cloud atlas, which premiered in 2012. a great movie — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.33.96.65 (talk) 02:43, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

They're both listed at Tom Hanks filmography. Not every film needs to be, or should be, mentioned on the main article. --Musdan77 (talk) 05:41, 25 July 2014 (UTC)