Why It’s The Best: Hanks is an Eastern European immigrant, stranded at JFK airport for nine months, finding his own ways to live, sleep and get by in an airport.
Navorski remains patient and polite considering his predicament, and gives Hanks another opportunity to show how deftly he can carry an entire movie. It is a charming performance, and vaguely based on a true story.
Iconic Moment: When Navorski finally sees New York City, to visit a Jazz bar to fulfil a promise he made to his father.
Tom Says: “I even speak Russian in the film and I did an interview with a Russian journalist, and he asked me ‘What the hell were you saying?’”