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Tom Hanks to Play Mister Rogers on the Big Screen

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How many of you grew up with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood? Mister Rogers was the cardigan-clad hero of the kids from 1967 to 2001 always going to great lengths to promote the importance of showing kindness to others. He died in 2003.

I just saw on the news that Tom Hanks will be playing Mister Rogers in an upcoming film "Mister Rogers Neighborhood". Tom Hanks has played many real-life figure before-Charlie Wilson in "Charlie Wilson's War", Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13", American pilot and hero Chesley Sullenberger, in"Sully", and most recently The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in "The Post". Of course, we can't forget his other iconic roles in "Forrest Gump", "Cast Away", "Big", and others.

Can you picture Tom as Mister Rogers? How do you think he will do?

I can still hear the song...

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,

A beautiful day for a neighbor.

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?...

It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood,

A neighborly day for a beauty.

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?...

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.

I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.

Since we're together we might as well say:

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?

Won't you be my neighbor?

Won't you please,

Won't you please?

Please won't you be my neighbor?

Edited by tnbutterfly

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I think that Tom Hanks sure enough has the ability to convey the essence of Mr Rogers, like tmb said.

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I think that Tom Hanks sure enough has the ability to convey the essence of Mr Rogers.

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It's a beautiful day in the box of chocolates!

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I loved Mister Rogers so much growing up! I have a hard time picturing Tom Hanks playing him though, but then I can't really picture anyone playing him because he was just so unique. I guess we'll have to wait and see how the movie turns out. I really hope they include the puppets (Henrietta Pussycat and the Owl were my favorites ;) )

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I didn't grow up with Mr Rogers. I grew up with Captain Kangaroo. He and Mr. Greenjeans were a couple of weird dudes!

My favorite Mr Roger's was Eddie Murphy on SNL!

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