A Look At Some Of Tom Hanks’ And Denzel Washington’s Best Movies


Tom Hanks filmography shows that he is an iconic male actor that is well known to most Americans. He has been featured in movies since the 1980s. Hanks has performed in a variety of films. Here are some of his best based on true story or historical event films that he has starred in.


Apollo 13, is a film where Hanks takes a leading role as an astronaut on the Apollo 13 mission that almost resulted in the death of all of the crew on board. Recent popular based on true story films that Hanks has starred in include Bridge of Spies in 2015 and Sully in 2016. Captain Phillips, a film released in 2013, was based on the capture of a US trade ship by Somali pirates. There Hanks plays the role of a ship captain who’s ship has been hijacked. Catch Me If You Can is another classic film based on a true story that also stars Leonardo Di Caprio. Although not based on a true story, Forest Gump is one of the most popular Tom Hanks films.


Denzel Washington is one of the most well known male African American actors. He has been featured in a wide variety of genre ranging from historical films, drama, romance and even science fiction. Some of the best Denzel Washington movies that are based on true stories include American Gangster, Remember the Titans and Malcolm X. Action films that are not based on true stories where Denzel starred include Training Day alongside Mark Wahlberg and Pelham 123 alongside John Travolta.  But never forget the awesome ancient war movies he’s starred in as well, like Glory.


A Look at American Film Executive Tom Rothman

Tom Rothman is an extremely successful and respected film executive in Hollywood. Although his latest venture is being named Chairman of a joint collaboration between Sony and TriStar, he is well known for being Chairman as well as CEO of Fox Film Entertainment for 12 years. He led entities including Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Fox Searchlight, Blue Sky Animation, and Twentieth Century Fox Television through some of their most successful years. All of these businesses together, overseen by Rothman, have brought in $8 billion per year and are leaders of the digital media world. 

Tom Rothman was responsible for many highly acclaimed Hollywood classics including films such as: Life of Pi, Cast Away, Walk the Line, Borat, Juno, The Devil Wears Prada, Moulin Rouge, Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, the X Men series, the Ice Age series, Black Swan, Something About Mary, The Simpsons Movie, and more. He was also responsible for the two highest grossing movies in history: Avatar and Titanic. Fox Films has seen major success while being overseen by Rothman, including receiving over 150 Academy Award nominations, winning 3 Oscars for Best Picture, as well as bringing in more than $40 million in world wide box office sales. He is expected to have the same success at TriStar for Sony.

Rothman began his journey working as an English teacher, Lacrosse and Soccer coach, and later as a law clerk. He went on to graduate from Brown University, studied Law at Columbia University and went on to land high ranking positions at the Samuel Goldwyn Company and Columbia Pictures. Among his success, Rothman has won numerous awards and recognitions from the IFP, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and the Isreali Film Festival. He has completed many lectures and classes for students at UCLA, USC, NYU, Brown, AFI, and Columbia. He contributed to the Movie Business Book, which is an official text book used at film and business schools. Currently, Rothman is currently working on producing Robopocalypse, a Steven Spielberg film.