Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tom Hanks Vs. John Travolta: Who Is The Best Legend?

BY: GURU JAY

Tom Hanks Vs. John Travolta: Who Is The Best Legend?


Whenever you doubt your abilities watch Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks beats the odds despite possessing a low IQ. It goes to show you anything is possible.

If you desire nostalgic moments, rewind to “back in the day” and press play on movies such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Look Who’s Talking. Pilot John Travolta flies high in movies and in real life. He’s on everybody’s radar screen from air traffic controllers to movie producers and goers.


Tom Hanks and John Travolta are legends. I use “legend” sparingly because too many folks misuse the word. Moreover, I rarely refer to a living person as a legend. But I believe Travolta and Hanks have done enough.

Obviously, Tom has more fans because his movies are more family friendly. That doesn’t make John any lesser of a movie star though. You see R rated movies are harder to produce than Disney- Pixar flicks.

Still, both celebrities care deeply about their families. This has been well documented. They didn’t run from their responsibilities.


One criticism is that Tom Hanks stays in his square. Do you think Tom plays it too safe? I believe John takes more risks like Taking Pelham 123.

Although I respect Hanks, he’s Steven Spielberg’s surrogate. You can say the same thing about Leonardo DiCaprio belonging to Martin Scorsese. John Travolta doesn’t belong to a director.

Let’s appreciate all they offer in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Actors gush when filming with Tom and John.

It is difficult to determine who is the best. If we’re only discussing numbers, Tom is better. If we’re factoring intangibles, Travolta wins.

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The From Paris with Love actor does all the little things right. He came out his mother’s womb acting. The Big star requires a big production, while Travolta can adjust to budget cuts.

Both have mastered their crafts. Both have debuted world premieres. There is only one Tom Hanks and John Travolta per generation.


I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1! 
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