Tom HanksFilm Appearance

Philadelphia

24 Dec, 1993

Starring with Denzel Washington, Hanks performs in one of the first mainstream Hollywood productions to acknowledge homosexuality, homophobia, and HIV/AIDS, in Philadelphia. Hanks portrays a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination. To play the role, Hanks lost 35 pounds to appear sickly.

Philadelphia (1993) – Movie Trailer

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