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Biography - Tom Hanks Online, 14 July 2014 [cached]
Tom's big break also arrived in 1993 when director Jonathan Demme cast him for "Philadelphia" in the starring role of Andrew Beckett, an attorney with AIDS who bring suit against his former employee for discrimination after getting fired.
Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer ..., 26 Aug 2011 [cached]
Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer with AIDS, is fired from his conservative law firm under the suspicion that he has AIDS and that everyone around him might also contract the HIV/AIDS virus from him. With time waning, Beckett contacts Joe Miller, a homophobic lawyer.
At first, Miller did not want to take Beckett's case, but after seeing Beckett a few times, Miller decides to take on the case.
During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different from anyone else.
After finding out as much information as I can, I would share that information with the other owners and have a sit down conference including Andrew Beckett.
Philadelphia is predicated on a gay ..., 3 Mar 2009 [cached]
Philadelphia is predicated on a gay man passing in a corporate context, but a funny thing happens as Andrew Beckett, the AIDS-afflicted lawyer, grows increasingly ill and angelic in his suffering.
Tom Hanks Filmography, 3 Mar 2011 [cached]
The movie begins with Andy leaving for college and donating his beloved toys -- including Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) -- to a daycare.
This time around, Andy, the young boy who is the proud owner of most of our cast of characters, is off at summer camp, giving the toys a few weeks off Read More
Character: Andrew Beckett
Tom Hanks, in his first Academy Award-winning performance, plays Andrew Beckett, a talented lawyer at a stodgy Philadelphia law firm.
Andrew ..., 23 Dec 1993 [cached]
Andrew Beckett
Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, is fired from his conservative law firm in fear that they might contract AIDS from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.
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