Cinema: The Eternal Cutup at Work

"I guess you could say I'm somewhat attractive, but not stunning," Tom Hanks admits somewhat ruefully. "I'll look in the mirror and if the lighting's right, think, 'This ain't bad.' At other times I look as if a squirrel has slept in my hair and as if I've been slugged in the nose. My butt's too big, and my chest's too small."

It might be added that many women find his crooked grin and the glint in his hazel eyes downright sexy. But it is also true that in preparing for Big, one scene of which displays all but a few...

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