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Tom Hanks (1956 - )
Film Deaths[edit | edit source]
- The 'Burbs (1989) [Ray Peterson]: Dismembered with a chainsaw by cult members in a dream sequence; he survives the movie in reality.
- A League of Their Own (1992) [Jimmy Dugan]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes at the age of 81 between the main body of the film (set in the 1940s) and the present-day framing sequence. A memorial photo is shown at the museum.
- Philadelphia (1993) [Andrew Beckett]: Dies (off-screen) of AIDS complications in the hospital.
- Apollo 13 (1995) [Jim Lovell]: Blown out into space after being hit by debris when the spacecraft depressurizes in Kathleen Quinlan's nightmare (He survives the movie in reality).
- Saving Private Ryan (1998) [Captain John Miller]: Shot by Joerg Stadler during a battle, he dies while talking to Matt Damon.
- Toy Story 2 (1999; animated) [Sherriff Woody Pride]: In a dream sequence, he dies while getting attacked by zombies in the garbage can that Andy (John Morris) used while saying goodbye. (Hanks survives in reality.) (played for comic effect.)
- Road to Perdition (2002) [Michael Sullivan]: Shot twice in the back by Jude Law while standing by the window. He dies in his son's (Tyler Hoechlin's) arms after managing to shoot Jude in the back to save Tyler.
- The Ladykillers (2004) [Professor G.H. Dorr]: Accidentally hanged when his cape gets tangled around his neck, after an animal statue falls on his head and causes him to fall from a bridge; his body then falls onto a passing garbage scow when his cape rips (See also Alec Guinness in the 1955 original).
- The Polar Express (2004) [Hobo]: Voices the Hobo character, who is very heavily implied to be a ghost/spirit of someone who used be alive, meaning he must have died.
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) [Thomas Schell]: Killed (off-screen) in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack; he periodically appears in flashbacks throughout the rest of the movie.
- Cloud Atlas (2012) [Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look A Like / Zachry]: Playing multiple roles in the various segments of the film; "Dr. Henry Goose" is bludgeoned to death with a chest by Jim Sturgess (who Tom has been secretly poisoning) as Tom is struggling with David Gyasi. "Isaac Sachs" is killed in a plane crash (along with everyone else on board) after Hugo Weaving sets off a bomb on his plane (Tom's other roles survive the film and Tom is in heavy make-up for several of the roles).
- Saving Mr. Banks (2013) [Walt Disney]: Dies (off-screen) of lung cancer, a few years after the movie ends. It's mentioned in the text.
- Bridge of Spies (2015) [James B. Donovan]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack, several years after the movie ends.
- Sully (2016) [Chesley Sullenburger]: Incinerated in a dream sequence when the plane he and Aaron Eckhart are piloting crashes into a building as they attempt to return to Laguradia airport (He survives the movie in reality.)
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) [Fred Rogers]: Died (off-screen) of stomach cancer, several years after the movie ends. It's mentioned in the text.
Deaths in TV[edit | edit source]
- Tales from the Crypt: None But the Lonely Heart (1992) [Baxter]: Electrocuted when Treat Williams shoves his head into a television set.
- Fallen Angels: I'll Be Waiting (1993) [Trouble Boy #1]: Shot to death in his car by Bruno Kirby.
- Freedom: A History of US (2003) [Abraham Lincoln/Daniel Boone/Charles Erskine Scott Wood]: Has three different deaths in the three different stories. (1) "Abraham" is killed by shooting in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth. (2) "Charles" is dies of old age/natural causes. (3) "Daniel" is dies of old age/natural causes. (trivia: it's known that Tom is a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, most obvious cause Lincoln's mother's maiden name is "Hanks".)
Noteworthy Relatives[edit | edit source]
- Ex-Husband of Samantha Lewes.
- Husband of Rita Wilson.
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