Tom Hanks

‘Captain Phillips’ a tense thriller doubling as an acting showcase for Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks has reached an important turning point in his career, and if Captain Phillips is any indication, we may not have to worry about him taking the wrong path. There is the path of least resistance and effort, the path of once-great acting titans like Robert de Niro and Al Pacino, who have replaced quality with quantity. De Niro and Pacino still have talent within them, burrowed beneath all the cash-grabs, as do other actors reaching AARP status, like Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford.

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