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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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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