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Tom Hanks is an actor who perfectly balances fear and courage in each of his characters, from his Chuck in "Cast Away" to his Captain Miller in "Saving Private Ryan."
In his latest film,"Captain Phillips," Hanks once again brings a daring leadership to his title character in distress. The movie is based on the real-life Captain Richard Phillips, whose ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Directed by Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Ultimatum) and adapted from Phillips's book by Billy Ray ("The Hunger Games"), "Captain Phillips" tells the story of the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
In this exclusive new clip from the film, Hanks tells his crew to stay in hiding as four armed pirates begin to board the ship. While undoubtedly terrified, Phillips calmly instructs his men on what to do as shots are fired around the ship, and gives them one last boost of encouragement before signing off the radio. If we were trapped on a ship by savage pirates with machine guns, we'd definitely want Hanks as our calm and collected captain.
Check out the exclusive clip above. "Captain Phillips" opens in theaters on October 11.