From simple man, to enlisted man, to astronaut, to Gravity-esque survivor, to castaway, to solo ocean navigator who lost his best friend to the sea, to rescued wild man, to reluctant manscaper, to brave captain of a vessel under siege by terrifying pirates.
Wow. And there's even beard continuity.
Tom Hanks: The Movie is going to win all the Oscars. Every last one of them. He isn't screwing around this time. (He's also having Roberto Benigni and Russell Crowe killed, just in case. Never again.)