Playing Walt Disney
“Saving Mr. Banks” is making history as one of the first movies to actually have an actor portray the beloved Walt Disney. That is a big undertaking itself is daunting enough for any actor to try and play one of the most beloved men in recent history. It becomes a little bit harder when deciding to show him as the person behind the brand or the one that the general public is familiar with.
If the trailer is any indication: Tom Hanks has done a great job personifying the legend. He has that midwestern charm and even though he was obviously a fun loving man, he was also a shrewd businessman and creative force. It’s almost funny to see Emma Thompson’s character emphatically denying the things that will eventually make the Mary Poppins movies such a great success. Can you image Mary Poppins without “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”?
The movie itself is creating a lot of buzz for this year’s Oscar race and has a great shot at not only in the category best motion picture, but also one for Tom Hank’s portrayal of the man behind the happiest place on earth. We can’t wait to see the movie when it come out in theaters. How about you?