World War II

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TOM HANKS HAS PLAYED everything from an astronaut to an animated cowboy, but he keeps coming back to World War II. The actor (and self-proclaimed history buff) starred in 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, co-produced the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and The Pacific, and spent the better half of a decade bringing his latest period piece to life: Greyhound, a movie adaptation of C. S. Forester’s 1955 novel, The Good Shepherd. The naval drama follows Commander Krause, skipper of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Keeling (codenamed “Greyhound”), as he braves U-boats and the elements while leading an Allied convoy across the Atlantic Ocean in 1942.

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