Who were the main characters of Sleepless in Seattle?

3 February 2020

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Sleepless in Seattle is about a Chicago based architect called Sam Baldwin who has lost his wife to cancer. He has started a new life with his eight year old son Jonah, but is still grieving for their loss. Sam is convinced by his son to go on a radio show to express how he feels which catches the attention of a news reporter who is unhappy in her relationship. She writes him a letter but doesn’t send it, but her friend does. Meanwhile, Sam starts dating his co-worker who his son doesn’t like.

Jonah replies on his father’s behalf and arranges to meet Annie in New York on the Empire State Building. In another turn of events Sam and Annie spot each other in the airport, both taking an interest in the other.

This film has been valued as a classic love story even though it only came out around 25 years ago. The film has been adapted across many platforms such as Romantic theatre plays and romance musicals.  Sleepless in Seattle was late film maker Nora Ephron’s greatest hit. This major directorial debut grossed more than $220 million worldwide.

Here are some of the main characters:

  • Tom Hanks played Sam Baldwin in the film; this film was before his critically acclaimed film Forrest Gump In 1994. Hanks has now become a household name with many awards to his name. He has starred in movies such as Captain Sully, Saving Mr Banks and Apollo 13.

  • Meg Ryan played Annie Reed who is the journalist who meets the love of her life in New York at the Empire state building. Meg Ryan continued her star power in a few other romantic movies throughout her career. She voiced Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia for the Disney animated film.

  • Ross Malinger as Jonah Baldwin, he was 8 years old when the film was released. He transitioned into television in a TV series called Good Advice. Another notable credit for Malinger was that he voiced TJ in the cartoon Recess. He quit acting even though he was called “remarkable” by Rolling Stones. He worked as a manager of Automotive Legends.
     
  • Bill Pullman as Walter, he was always going to be the love interest that would never win in this love affair. Walter is engaged to Annie but she soon realises that he is too uptight. He played the president in the movie Independence Day. He also starred in a Romantic musical play with Julia Stile called Oleanna. His most recent performances are as tennis champ Jack Kramer in the Battle of the Sexes.
     
  • Rosie O’Donnell as Becky, a romantic movie cannot be complete without the confidante and best friend. Rosie began as a stand-up comedian before hosting her own show called the Rosie O Donnell show. She is also a co-host of the View where she spoke about many political topics such as LGBT rights and gun control.

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