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Movie Actor Tom Hanks

Hanks made his name in Hollywood in films like Splash, The Money Pit, and Big. He stars opposite Sally Field in the new movie Punchline, in which he plays a standup comedian. To master the role, he developed and performed a routine, which he performed for months before shooting began.

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Other segments from the episode on October 6, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 6, 1988: Interview with Tom Hanks; Review of Randy Newman's album "Land of Dreams"; Interview with Twiggy; Commentary on fantasies of musical stardom.

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