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    Born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California

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Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks as "Capt. Richard Phillips"

In April 2009, the U.S. containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), looks to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their leader, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The pirates are after millions of dollars, and Phillips must use his wits to make sure everyone survives and returns home safely.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Leading Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Nov 3rd 2014, 12:00PM

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Oct 17th 2013, 2:30PM

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Oct 17th 2013, 10:45AM

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