But I was quite taken aback by this particular complaint from one "Amanda":
While Tom Hanks has a good draw, I do not see him as a particularly brainy character. This is far too cerebral for him I think.
Yeah, it sure is a stretch to envision Tom Hanks playing a smart character; I mean, looking at his filmography, I see one blockhead after another. Jim Lovell in Apollo 13? What a dunce. Agent Handratty in Catch Me If You Can? A total dolt. Michael Sullivan in Road to Perdition? The picture of stupidity. Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan? A rank moron. Sam Baldwin in Sleepless In Seattle? He ain't no rocket scientist. (An architect, maybe, but no rocket scientist.) Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (for which Hanks won his first Oscar)? An opera-loving gay big-city lawyer – as stupid a class of people as you'll find.
Obviously "Amanda" knows Hanks pretty much exclusively by Forrest Gump and the string of amiable comedies he made in the 80s like The Burbs. Or maybe she stopped paying attention to Tom Hanks when Bosom Buddies got canceled, and she's wondering why Peter Scolari isn't being considered for the role. Whatever the reason, she certainly isn't familiar at all with Tom Hanks's body of work.