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Tom Hanks & Peter Scolari

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." ABC
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