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17 Small But Poignant Details In Tom Hanks Films That We Never Noticed Before

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Tom Hanks is a national treasure, and his movies are full of hidden details that you definitely have not noticed. From Forrest Gump, to Sleepless In Seattle, to Cast Away, Hanks has always (usually) been able to make a Splash at the box office and in our hearts. No matter if you've seen all his movies, or you're simply a fan of the legend himself, these small but poignant details from Tom Hanks' films are a must see.

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    Hanks Both Gained And Lost Weight For The Production Of 'Cast Away' 2000

    From Redditor u/dartmaster666:

    Cast Away (2000) To make himself look like an average out of shape middle aged man Tom Hanks didn't exercise and allowed himself to grow pudgy. Production was then halted for a year so he could lose fifty pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the deserted island.

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    'Forrest Gump' Used Tom Hanks' Brother To Replicate Gump's Running Style

    From Redditor u/Tokyono:

    For Forrest Gump (1994), Tom Hanks' brother, Jim Hanks, doubled for him for the sequence where Forrest jogs across America. As Jim put it: “Tom had other doubles, but they couldn’t do the run,” he says, referring to Gump’s stiff, geeky stride. “That’s a stupid Hanks thing.”

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    Tom Hanks Is Related To Abraham Lincoln's Mother As Referenced In 'Toy Story 2'

    From Redditor u/phunkshway:

    In Toy Story 2 (1999), Jessie, after meeting Woody, exclaims “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!” This is a reference to Tom Hanks, the voice of woody, being related to the president through Lincoln’s mother.

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    What Hanks Says In 'Forrest Gump' When The Mic Cuts Out

    From Redditor u/cbushman1:

    In Forrest Gump (1994), when Forrest starts his speech and the microphones cut out and you can’t hear him. Tom Hanks said “Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.”

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