Hero boy, father, conductor, Scrooge, Santa Clause and hobo
Why It’s The Best:
Though the dead, zombie-like eyes still retain the capacity to creep, there's something mesmerising about the array of characters that Hanks portrays.
, this was the first animated feature film to be shot entirely using motion capture technology, so Hanks deserves credit for getting involved with new tech at an early stage.
“Where are you going?” “To the North Pole, of course, this is the Polar Express!” Tom Hanks convinces that Santa Claus exists, and earns a place on Christmas viewing lists for years to come.
On his favourite character to play
] “I guess it was the big man, Santa Claus. It’s tantamount to playing Elvis in an Elvis movie.”