To hear just how perfectly That Thing You Do! He recently starred on the drama series 'Southland' and appeared in 'Parental Guidance' with Billy Crystal.
Why would Hanks, the biggest, most bankable star in Hollywood, make his screenwriting and directorial debut with this cute little music movie? The joy to be young! Back To Top. Johnathon Schaech played Jimmy Mattingly II, the lead singer and guitarist of the band who lets the sudden stardom go to his head.
Hanks presents the depth of Mr. Embry previously starred in the films 'Dutch' and 'Empire Records,' and remained a star in the late '90s with parts in 'Can't Hardly Wait' and 'Disturbing Behavior. White, the band's second manager, who helps usher them up the ranks of the billboard charts and navigate the waters of stardom.
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Like the music it celebrates, That Thing You Do! Tom Hanks.
Starring Hanks himself as the band's manager and a cast that included budding stars like Liv Tyler and Steve Zahn, the film was as vibrant as the fictional band's hit single.
See the 'Seinfeld' Cast Then and Now. Tom Everett Scott made his film debut as Guy Patterson, the main protagonist and drummer later nicknamed "Shades" when the band's manager gives him a pair of signature sunglasses to wear on stage.
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His script does the same, using simple moments to communicate years of backstory, off-handedly dropping hints where other movies would drop bombs.
Tyler went on to star in the films 'Inventing the Abbotts' and 'Armageddon,' and played Arwen the elf in the 'Lord of the Rings' films. Hanks recently appeared in the true-life drama film 'Captain Phillips' as the film's titular protagonist, and as Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. The snappy soundtrack plays like an oldies station beamed in from an alternate universe.