Topic: tom-hanks

Who Is The Tom Hanks Of Our Generation?

Who Is The Tom Hanks Of Our Generation?

The acting versatility, the flawless career choices, the handsome but not overbearing looks, the back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, the likeability, and perhaps rarest of all in Hollywood, the emergence from a somewhat fractured childhood to general goodguydom, complete with an almost 24-year marriage. Can there ever be another? We’re not sure, but if there is going to be, these are the up-and-coming stars who are in the running. More »

Jonah Hill’s Oscar Nomination Is Great News — Even Though He’ll Probably Lose

Jonah Hill's Oscar Nomination Is Great News -- Even Though He'll Probably Lose

Jonah Hill was great in the Brad Pitt baseball biopic MoneyBall. And this morning the Academy recognized that, with an Oscar nomination for the 28 year old actor. This is great news. Jonah’s chances for actually winning the Oscar may be slim, but this basically guarantees that he will get more serious dramatic roles. Which will be good for everyone. More »

World AIDS Day 2011: Depictions Of AIDS In Movies And TV For The Past 25 Years

World AIDS Day 2011: Depictions Of AIDS In Movies And TV For The Past 25 Years

Thursday, December 1 marks World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people all over the planet to get educated on the facts about HIV/AIDS, what it’s like to live with the disease today, and how to prevent it. All week at Crushable we’ll be talking about what HIV/AIDS means to you, our readers, in terms of pop culture.

In the spirit of dispelling myths and sharing knowledge, we’ve gathered up twelve different portrayals of TV and movie characters who have the disease. Some have died, others are living with it, but all taught us something about it. More »

Grab Some Tissues — The Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Trailer Is Here

Grab Some Tissues -- The Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Trailer Is Here

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, my family watched Lifetime’s minute-by-minute broadcast of the attacks, featuring footage from ten years ago. It was grim and sad; we just sat quietly for two hours and cried. Not to sound glib, but after watching the first trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, I have no doubt the movie will be just as heartrending. More »

Hazing Week Gallery: A Tribute To Chet Haze

Hazing Week Gallery: A Tribute To Chet Haze

Tom Hanks‘ rapper son Chet Hanks aka Chet Haze aka Chaze is the best! Chet rose to “fame” with his tribute to Northwestern University called “White and Purple,” a remix of Wiz Khalifa‘s “Black and Yellow.” And he just kept going! his latest song, “Hollywood,” is a rare gem, glittering bright with lyrics like, “Girl you can be my calendar, let’s go on a date.”

In honor of Hazing Week, here are six photos of Chet Haze, coupled with six choice lyrics. More »

Gallery: Tanner Hall Star Tom Everett Scott Grew Up Good

Gallery: Tanner Hall Star Tom Everett Scott Grew Up Good

Tom Everett Scott is one of those hot character actors; you see him every once in a while in movies and on TV, but it never seems like he actually found a project that entirely fits him. Can you believe it was fifteen years ago that we met him as shy drummer Guy Patterson in That Thing You Do!? It seems like Hollywood wanted him to be the next Tom Hanks, and while that never happened, Tom’s really warmed to the “hot asshole” role, playing jerks that you still want to sleep with in Because I Said So and Tanner Hall (out today). Won’t you join us in watching Tom grow from gawky kid to Rooney Mara‘s hot family friend? More »

Questionable Choices: 9 Actors Who’ve Gotten Awful Haircuts for Big Movie Roles

Questionable Choices: 9 Actors Who've Gotten Awful Haircuts for Big Movie Roles

The reasoning behind Ben Affleck‘s awful Justin Bieber (circa 2009) haircut has finally been revealed: It’s for a movie! Specifically, for a project called Argo, which is set during the Iran hostage crisis of 1981. (Fun fact: That means the Biebs used to sport a cut from thirteen years before he was even born.)

Sadly, Affleck is not the only one to compromise his pretty hair for a plum role. I’m not talking about actors who suffer under itchy wigs — these are the ones who took razors and scissors to their award-winning locks and went temporarily ugly for the chance of big bucks at the box office. More »