September 14. The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
TOM HANKS Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born July 9, 1956 in Concord, California. After TV roles in Bosom Buddies and Family Ties, Ron Howard selected him to star in the fantasy-comedy Splash, which was a surprise box office success. He achieved further success in the fantasy-comedy Big, and became a major star with Sleepless in Seattle. He won 2 consecutive Best Actor Oscars for Philadelphia and the blockbuster Forrest Gump. Among his many hits are Apollo 13, You’ve Got Mail, The Green Mile and Sully. Hanks has worked with Steven Spielberg in Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, Bridge of Spies and The Post. He has also starred as Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Tom voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story films, including the current Toy Story 4.
AUBREY PLAZA Aubrey Christina Plaza was born June 26, 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware. She began her career performing improv and sketch comedy, and became known for her role as April Ludgate in the sitcom Parks and Recreation. She had supporting roles in films such as Mystery Team, Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Her first leading film role was as Darius Britt in the comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. She appeared in Monsters University, Life After Beth and Dirty Grandpa. She earned critical praise for her role as the rebellious Tatiana in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Plaza both starred in and produced The Little Hours and Ingrid Goes West. Since 2017, she has starred as Lenny Busker in the FX drama series Legion. Her current role is in the horror thriller Child’s Play.
Movie Trivia & More
PLAY THE TRIVIA GAME
1. Sophie Turner is the second actress to play Jean Grey in the Dark Phoenix saga on film. Who was the first?
2. Toy Story 4’s release date is June 21. What other Pixar film was released (in 2013) on June 21?
3. Mark Hamill previously voiced Child’s Play villain Chucky in an episode of which TV series?
4. The Secret Life Of Pets 2 is the first animated movie for which actor?
DID YOU KNOW...
Before becoming a renowned film star, Tom Hanks (Toy Story 4) had roles in popular TV series, such as Taxi, Bosom Buddies and Happy Days.
DID YOU KNOW...
This month in 1982, Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra Terrestrial was released. It is currently the #4 highest grossing movie of all time.
1. Famke Janssen 2. Monsters University 3. Robot Chicken 4. Harrison Ford