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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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    Walt Disney's Two Finger Salute In 'Saving Mr. Banks' Is From Airbrushing Out Walt's Cigarette

    From Redditor u/twiggez-vous:

    In Saving Mr Banks starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, tribute is made to Walt's two-fingered salute as seen in many old photographs of him... In fact, this 'salute' was a result of cigarettes being airbrushed from Walt's portraits by Disney staff, in order to hide this habit from children visiting Disneyland.

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    'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood' Features Joanne Rogers, Widow Of The Real Mr. Rogers

    From Redditor u/starbearer92:

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019): During the scene in The Mandarin Gourmet where Lloyd (Matthew Rhys) and Mr. Rogers (Tom Hanks) eat, one of the patrons we see briefly is Joanne Rogers, widow of the real Mr. Rogers.

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    The Jim Lovell Cameo In 'Apollo 13'

    From Redditor u/TheNanglater:

    Here [Jim Lovell] makes the ultimate cameo as he shakes hands with his movie counterpart Tom Hanks in Apollo 13.

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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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