Back in 1988, Tom Hanks was just another comedian trying to make it big in Hollywood -- trying and failing, thanks to a series of flops (such as 'The Money Pit') and forgettable mistakes ('The Man With One Red Shoe,' anyone?). But then he made an unforgettable trip to a toy store and hit it very 'Big' indeed.

And the centerpiece of that classic film moment was, of course, his spontaneous frolic with co-star Robert Loggia atop a giant piano set into the floor of the FAO Schwarz showroom. The moment, which perfectly captured the spirit of the movie about a boy who is magically given an adult's body, became an instant fan favorite and helped spur 'Big' -- and Tom Hanks -- to massive box office success.
tags Big, tom hanks
categories On the Scene