The movie, “Big” is played with Tom Hanks as the main actor in it. The movie was made in 1988 and the Cast is: Tom Hanks (Josh) Elizabeth Perkins (Susan) Robert Loggia (MacMillan) John Heard (Paul) Jared Rushton (Billy)
The Director is Penny Marshall, and the writer is Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, and the producer is James L. Brooks and Robert Greenhut. The movie was distributed by 20th Century Fox nd the Production Company was American Entertainment Partners II.
This movie is known as a Fantasy, Comedy, and Drama Movie.
Summary: This movie is about a 13 year old boy whom is from New Jersey named Josh. Josh wants more than anything to be “Big”, he doesn’t like being told what to do and all. So Josh is at a festival and finds himself standing in front of a fortunetelling machine. He makes a wish that he wants to be big, so overnight Josh wakes up and is a grown man. He is still 13 years olld mentally and emotionally. He meets a young woman whom is falling for him. He does good with a job he has with a major toy company owned by a kid at heart, McMillan. Josh realizes he has to hide out in New York until he figures out what to do. He eventually gets to be himself again, a 13 year old boy, but it just takes awhile.
The three actors I chose from this film to talk about is Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, and Jared Rushton.
According to the types of actors listed in the course text, Tom Hanks frequently plays ordinary characters in extraordinary situations. He has played in alot of different films. Some of the films he is serious, some he is a humorous character, he plays a grown character in many films. He has played many types of actors. He has played as an Impersonator, Interpreter, and a Personality actor, but most of all he is known as a Star. He is well known and popular. He was nominated for the most Academy Awards and won twice. Just to name a few films, they are, Splash, Big, Punchline, Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Toy Story II, and Toy Story III, Saving Private Ryan, and Cast Away.
Elizabeth Perkins is not a known actress, so she wouldn’t be a star. She is a wild card because she is not well known. She has played in Big, and He Said, She Said, and in The Flinstones as Wilma. She has been seen on television in For Thier own Good, Battery Park, Must Love Dogs, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Weeds and a few others. She may be known as a television star. When she played in Big, as the character, Susan, she fell for Josh and was hoping he was falling for her.
Jared Rushton played in Big, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and Overboard. He was born in Utah and in 1974. He had a solid acting career during the 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s, then he disappeared from the movie business.He now sings and plays guitar in a independent band, “Withdrawal”(2004). He is known as an Impersonator which is an actor whom copies the manner, dialect, and behavior of the character. He was a kid actor. When he played in Big, as Billy, he was Josh’s best Friend as kids.
Based on the film, Big, Tom Hanks was playing as an Impersonator. He copied the manner, dialect, and behavior of his character very well. He is the type of actor whom can play different types of actors in many movies.
Here is a link to the movie clip: https://youtu.be/J62jciQ1PbY
Bio’s about Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, and Jared Rushton is retrieved from: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000158/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
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American Film Institute. (2008). AFI’s 10 top 10. Retrieved from http://www.afi.com/10top10/