Tom Hanks In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Tom Hanks In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Tom Hanks has enjoyed a long an illustrious career that continues this week as he stars in Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Over the last decade he has teamed up with some of Hollywood's biggest actresses, this project being not different as he stars win fellow Oscar winner Sandra Bullock.

So to celebrate the release of the movie we take a look at some of the lovely ladies that Hanks has shared the screen with in the last ten years.

- Catherine Zeta Jones - The Terminal

It was back in 2004 when The Terminal hit the big screen and it not only saw Hanks team up with Zeta Jones but it also reunited him with filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

The movie follows Viktor Navorski who finds himself stranded in JFK airport after his homeland has been dissolved after rebellion, and must take up temporary residence there.

This was a very different project for the actor and his character develops a very sweet relationship with Zeta Jones, a flight attendant.

There is a real connection between the pair as heart of his sleeve Viktor wins over Amelia with his honesty.

- Audrey Tautou - The Da Vinci Code

Now I don't know about you but I found The Da Vinci Code a very entertaining movie, despite what they all say.

Sure it's not a page for page adaptation of the popular novel but then they never are.

Hanks takes on the role of Robert Langdon in the film and stars alongside Audrey Tautou, making her American movie debut.

For me this was one of the major changes from book to screen it was more of a father/daughter relationship between the pair rather than the relationship possibility chemistry that is in the book.

Having said that this partnership works well and I love the new dynamic that the film brought to the central characters.

- Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson's War

Hanks teamed up with Julia Roberts for the first time back in 2007 with the big screen adaptation of novel Charlie Wilson's War.

This movie was as comic as it was entertaining as Hanks being an air of charm to the central character while Roberts just lights up the screen, as always.

There is a brilliant fizz between the pair and it's no surprise that they reunited for Larry Crowne last year, a movie that Hanks also directed.

This movie may not have been a hit with the critics but I found it incredibly charming and the central relationship between Hanks & Roberts really moves the movie along nicely.

- Sandra Bullock - Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close.

This week he teams up with another Oscar winner in the form of Sandra Bullock as Jonathan Safran Foer's novel is adapted for the big screen.

The pair play husband and wife while newcomer Thomas Horn takes on the role of their young son Oskar.

Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist.  And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Centre on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey - an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York.

As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways.

Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close is released 17th February

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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