Updated: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Hanks for the memories: Tom's onscreen accomplishments

From uncovering the existence of mermaids, to running across America, Tom Hanks’ movie accomplishments read like an overly ambitious bucket list



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In this month’s Captain Phillips (out October 18), Tom Hanks will face off against Somali pirates as he sails the seven seas aboard his Maersk cargo ship. He will of course be doing so under the guise of Captain Richard Phillips, the real life merchant mariner held hostage by pirates in 2009, but on a cinematic scale, this new action adventure is exactly the kind of feat we’ve come to expect from the world’s most loveable actor.

From uncovering the existence of mermaids, to running across America, Tom Hanks’ movie accomplishments read like an overly ambitious bucket list…

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