Tom Hanks & Peter Scolari

<b>Winner:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002203" title="Tom Hanks" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/tom-hanks-PECLB002203.topic">Tom Hanks</a><br>
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Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari were on equal footing as rising comedy stars when they dressed in drag for the early-1980s sitcom "Bosom Buddies," but Hanks hit the fast track shortly afterward when director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002452" title="Ron Howard" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/ron-howard-PECLB002452.topic">Ron Howard</a> made him a leading man in the mermaid tale "Splash." While he went on to a variety of big-screen triumphs and two <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">Oscars</a>, Scolari stayed principally in television ("Newhart," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"). Hanks didn't forget his cross-dressing partner though and cast him as a variety-show host in "That Thing You Do!" and as astronaut Pete Conrad in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP00000211515" title="HBO (tv network)" href="/topic/business/media-industry/television-industry/hbo-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP00000211515.topic">HBO</a> miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon."
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Winner: Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari were on equal footing as rising comedy stars when they dressed in drag for the early-1980s sitcom "Bosom Buddies," but Hanks hit the fast track shortly afterward when director Ron Howard made him a leading man in the mermaid tale "Splash." While he went on to a variety of big-screen triumphs and two Oscars, Scolari stayed principally in television ("Newhart," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"). Hanks didn't forget his cross-dressing partner though and cast him as a variety-show host in "That Thing You Do!" and as astronaut Pete Conrad in the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon."

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