Here's one of those "Is this really worth the bandwidth?" threads (especially if this is old news)...
But in watching the PE with the kids again, I of course clearly recognized Hanks in the visual rendition of the Conductor.
But - in my eye - I began to see the character as a hybrid of Hanks and Zemeckis. The lower half of the face of the character seems very much to me to represent the director (minus, perhaps, the dimple in RZ's chin).
Was this intentional?
Is this old news?