The Tom Hanks Enigma, Paperback

The Tom Hanks Enigma Paperback

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Tom Hanks is unquestionably one of the finest actors of his generation.

With an array of stunning performances to his name, he has an outstanding reputation as one of the world's greatest leading men.

With roles as diverse as Josh in "Big" and Woody in "Toy Story" to Chuck Noland in "Castaway" and Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia", this award-winning star is ensured enduring popularity and box-office success.

In a career spanning 25 years, Tom Hanks has won hearts the world over and become one of the most popular Hollywood names.

An actor and producer, he has starred in almost fifty films; including the big budget thriller "The Da Vinci Code".

Yet, despite his worldwide success, Tom Hanks remains a mysterious character.

Behind the many roles, lies an intensely complex figure.

In this wonderful portrait of a dedicated individual, David Gardner looks at Tom Hanks' life.

With insightful interviews with his close friends and family, this book is an intimate look at the much-loved Hollywood star.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 2x8pp illustrations
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9781844544288



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This book told me much about Tom Hanks and his film career. The author never convinced me that he had ever spoken directly with Tom or had his permission to write the book. It did appear that the author had spoken with people in Tom's life for direct quotes and information. The sloppy manner in which this book was written, or at least published (I can't say edited as it doesn't appear to have been) does make one wonder though... This is the most poorly edited book I have read in many years! Embarrassing mistakes such as Hampstead Health instead of Hampstead Heath, and another in the name of a famous person which currently escapes me. The quality of book construction was also the poorest I have seen in years. Both were so severe that I contacted Amazon to give them feedback and to request the ability to send the book back for a total refund.