My first exposure to actor Tom Hanks was as a small child watching him on the television series Bosom Buddies. In that series, Hanks and Peter Scolari play advertising writers who disguise themselves as women in order to live in an apartment in a Female Only building – apparently the only apartment in their price range.
Hanks was goofy and likeable, and the world fell in love with this quirky actor. I think “likeable” is probably the best way to describe Hanks. He’s not the most handsome man in the world, he doesn’t have the build of a male stripper, he’s just likeable.
Hanks’ movie career took off shortly after the cancellation of Bosom Buddies, with early comedic hits like Splash, Bachelor Party, and Big. He started adding dramatic roles to his resume like parts in A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, and
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