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11.03.2013 | | Posted at 03:19 PM

Some thoughts on an Oscar contender

By David Luhrssen
  It’s easy to forget that the guy under the graying beard in Captain Phillips is Tom Hanks. Drained of his everyman smirk, that ironic shrug suggesting that he’s having a good time being a Hollywood star, Hanks disappears entirely into his role as real-life skipper Richard Phillips. It may be the best performance of his career. Before flying to Oman to take comman...