Career-Making Movie Roles

Tom Hanks in 'Big'

You know him from "Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump," "Castaway" and a myriad of other films ... but you first knew him in "Big." Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks' breakthrough role came in the 1988 romantic comedy. He nabbed his first Academy Award nomination for the role.

Since then, Hanks has enjoyed a career of success not only as an actor, but as a producer, writer, and director.

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