Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is probably most remembered for portraying Forrest Gump (1994). He plays a simple man with a low IQ working through life. From joining the army to meeting the president several times, this passes by him as all he can think about is his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran. This is a fantastic role for Hanks for bringing a enjoyable role character to the big screen. As he says ‘life is like a box of chocolates’.

But I have to say my favourite film has to be 80’s classic ‘Big’ (1988). As a young boy Josh wishes at a fairground machine he was big. The next morning he wakes up as a grown adult. With the help of his best friend Billy he moves into the city. He then needs to learn the consequences of grown up by getting a job and having his first romantic encounter. This is a fantastic family comedy with loads of laughter and memorable scenes.

Having so memorable fantastic roles I would have to say a top 5 instead of my usual top 3. My first has got to be animation classic ‘Toy Story’ (1995). At second has to be ‘Philadelphia’ (1993) then at third has to be ‘The Terminal’ (2004). The last 2 has to be 80’s classic ‘Turner & Hooch’ and ‘The Burbs’ (both in 1989).

I would have to say Tom Hanks is a fantastic actor who chooses his roles really well. In the next couple of years we have a couple of fantastic roles to look forward too. This includes the portrayal of Walt Disney in the upcoming ‘Saving Mr Banks’ and the recently announced of returning of Robert Langdon in the much anticipated Dan Browns ‘The Lost Symbol’ (sequel to The Davinci Code and Angels and Demons).

I would have to say Tom Hanks is a living legend of the silver screen.  ImageImage

SIMON PEGG

Simon Pegg is probably best known for doing ‘Shaun of the Dead’ for starring and co-writing with Edgar Wright. The film led him to instant stardom and by his love of zombie film genre put him in cameos in George A Romero ‘Land of the Dead’ and ‘Diary of the Dead’.

But my favourite Simon Pegg work is not a film but of his cult TV series ‘Spaced’. He starred alongside Jessica Hynes (Burk and Hare) and directed by his best pal Edgar Wright. He portrayed Tim a comic book artist which accidently meets Daisy who pretends to be a couple to rent a flat in North London. Along the way he is joined by his partner in crime actor buddy Nick Frost. He is also joined by Katy Carmichael and Mark Heap with his series of hilarious events.

Other than the projects I’ve mentioned I would say he is best known for Hot Fuzz, Paul and Star Trek (Playing Scotty. Well done for putting on a Scottish ascent).

I’ve got to admit I only started noticing him since ‘Shaun of the Dead’ when me and fiancé on our first date in 2004. Ever since then we’ve followed him through the years becoming the iconic actor of this era. We’re also looking forward to the upcoming ‘Star Trek into Darkness’ and ‘The Worlds End’.

Simon Pegg has never hidden his geek side which makes him the coolest geek we all love.

GEEK IS THE NEW COOL.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

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When you think of the most popular Arnold Scwarzenegger film it’s probably got to be ‘Terminator 2’. It’s probably the best sequel of all time.

But if you ask me what my favourite film of his it’s got to be ‘Commando’. This film proves how much of an action hero he is playing the retired commando going to war against the South American criminals for kidnapping his daughter and black mailing him.

But the problem with him he has done too many classics. So if I had to pick a top 3 well the 1st is the movie that kicked off his career ‘Conan the Barbarian’. The 2nd got to be ‘Twins’ proving he could do comedy rolls just as good as his action rolls. Then the 3rd got to be ‘Kindergarten Cop’ combining his action and comedy rolls.

I don’t think any actors could replace him especially doing a come back to the silver screen. So that’s why I say he will always be the ‘Ultimate Action Hero’.