Tuesday, April 25, 2006

An Open Letter to Tom Hanks

Dear Mr. Hanks,

It is with the utmost regret that I must inform you that Mr. Kyle McLachlan would like you to return his DNA posthaste


Thank you.

Respectfully yours,
Perplexio

13 comments:

LostInTX said...

He's definitely had better days.

Perplexio said...

lostintx: Which has had better days? Tom Hanks or Kyle McLachlan? I keep wondering why, if they wanted to make the Robert Langdon character look like Kyle McLachlan, did they hire Tom Hanks instead. I realize Hanks is a bigger box office draw but if he's essentially channeling McLachlan-- well shouldn't poor Kyle at least be entitled to royalties due to Hanks copping his look?

LostInTX said...

Tom is a MUCH better actor. Tom's forehead looks really weird in that pic too... I don't know if they were trying to copy Kyle but must make Robert Langdon look like a dork.

Mimi said...

I just saw the previews for Davinci the other night and was shocked to see Tom with such bad hair!

I miss his Bachelor Party days. That movie is awesome. Especially if you see it uncut!

Mimi said...

I just saw the previews for Davinci the other night and was shocked to see Tom with such bad hair!

I miss his Bachelor Party days. That movie is awesome. Especially if you see it uncut!

Dantallion said...

Man, he looks like he belongs at the pulpit during the Oral Roberts Christ for Cash Hour.

Perplexio said...

lostintx: I agree that Hanks is a decent actor, but having read that vile tripe known as The DaVinci Code I believe he's horribly miscast. When I was reading the book I was actually picturing more of a Michael Douglas type actor, someone with a little bit more of a dark edge than Hanks has.

Mimi: There are scenes in Orange County where his son Colin briefly has that same early 80s Hanks doo and you'd swear you're looking at Tom. It's uncanny. I also enjoyed Hanks in Splash and The Man With One Red Shoe.

It's hard to believe that Hanks hair looked better in CastAway (after he'd been stuck on the island for 4 years) than it looks in these more recent pictures...

dantallion: And both of them kind of look a little like John Travolta too. Please don't tell me Hanks is going all Scientologist on us now like Travolta and Cruise...

Susan as herself said...

I agree that Hanks is a better actor than Kyle... although they do have similar bone structure and flesh distribution at this age...

Nothing like growing older and getting a bit paunchy to humble a person...

Green Eyes said...

Don't forget the movie, "Big." That was another great Hanks movie!

Sometimes, books should be left alone and not made into a screen play. "The Firm" was one....

Bruce said...

Oh c'mon people...the greatest Tom Hanks movie ever was Turner and Hooch. ;)

The Phoenix said...

Why would they make a movie based on a really crappy book? I don't get it. Can hype lightning strike twice???

Tom Hank's best movie ever - "Big." I had my first make-out session to that movie, in the theatre. Oh man, that was so awesome.

Perplexio said...

Bruce: I want to remake Turner & Hooch to be about a redneck bootlegger and his favorite moonshine. 'cept mine would be called Turner & His Hooch

Phoenix: Oddly enough, most movies I went to with girls over the years I actually watched the movie. I forget the title, but the first time I ever went to a movie and ended up missing most of it because I was making out was some Morgan Freeman movie back in 2001. I know he did Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls one of those 2 had Ashley Judd and the other had Monica Potter-- it was the Monica Potter one.

phlegmfatale said...

why is it this new 'do makes Tom Hanks' head look like papier maiche? Someone described him as looking "Doughy" . Quite!