Born In: Concord, California, United States
Tom Hanks is a popular American actor and is one of the highest paid all-time box office stars. He stole the limelight through his performance in ‘Splash’, a romantic comedy directed by Ron Howard. With his role as Robert Langdon in the movies ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’, he earned widespread commercial success and became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. His charm and upbeat attitude earned him instant stardom and he was also frequently being compared to the likes of Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, and Gary Cooper—all of whom were Hollywood legends. He has established himself not only as an actor, but also as a writer and director with films like ‘That Thing You Do!’ and ‘Larry Crowne’. He has produced many films and documentaries like ‘From the Earth to the Moon’, ‘Band of Brothers’, and ‘The Pacific’. Over the years he has earned a number of awards and accolades for his phenomenal works, including seven 'Primetime Emmy Awards,' two 'Academy Awards,' a 'Tony Award,' 'Legion of Honor,' and a 'Kennedy Centre Honor.' He also earned the 'Presidential Medal of Freedom.' He was awarded the 'Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award' in 2020. He is an active humanitarian and has also boldly voiced his opinions on same-sex marriages. As an environmentalist, he realizes the need for alternative fuels for which he has expressed his interest to invest a handsome sum of money to promote electric vehicles. His original intention of becoming an astronaut has made him a fervent supporter of NASA’s manned space program.
Also Known As: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
father: Amos Mefford Hanks
mother: Janet Marylyn Frager
siblings: Jim Hanks, Larry Hanks, Sandra Hanks
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Portuguese American, Greek American, British American
Notable Alumni: Chabot College, California State University, Sacramento
U.S. State: California
education: California State University, Sacramento, Chabot College
In 1982, his guest appearance on the TV episode of ‘Happy Days’, impressed co-actor Ron Howard who invited him to star in the supporting role in ‘Splash’, a comic film in 1984, that became a great hit.
His major breakthrough came in 1993, when he played the role of an attorney with AIDS in Jonathan Demme’s film, ‘Philadelphia’. He reduced 37 pounds for the film and his performance won him an Oscar and an MTV Movie Award.
In 1998, he teamed up with Steven Spielberg for the first time and performed a challenging role in ‘Saving Private Ryan’ that got him his fourth nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
‘Apollo 13’ a film that deals with the lunar mission, released in 2002, in the IMAX format became a huge success, earning $500 million at the box office.
He won two Academy Awards consecutively in 1994, and 1995, for his outstanding performance in the films ‘Philadelphia’ and ‘Forrest Gump’.
In 1978, he married Samantha Lewes, an actress and producer. They were divorced in 1987. The couple has two children, Colin and Elizabeth.
He married Rita Wilson in 1988, an actress with whom he worked in the film ‘Volunteers’. The couple has two sons, Chester and Truman.
This famous Hollywood actor is a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln.
Tom Hanks Movies
(Comedy, Romance, Drama)
(Mystery, Fantasy, Drama, Crime)
(Adventure, Romance, Drama)
(Drama, Crime, Biography)
(Adventure, Drama, History)
(Thriller, Biography, Drama)
(History, Drama, Thriller)
|1995||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Forrest Gump (1994)|
|1994||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Philadelphia (1993)|
|2001||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Cast Away (2000)|
|1995||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Forrest Gump (1994)|
|1994||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama||Philadelphia (1993)|
|1989||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||Big (1988)|
|2015||Outstanding Limited Series||Olive Kitteridge (2014)|
|2012||Outstanding Miniseries or Movie||Game Change (2012)|
|2010||Outstanding Miniseries||The Pacific (2010)|
|2008||Outstanding Miniseries||John Adams (2008)|
|2002||Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special||Band of Brothers (2001)|
|2002||Outstanding Miniseries||Band of Brothers (2001)|
|1998||Outstanding Miniseries||From the Earth to the Moon (1998)|
|1994||Best Male Performance||Philadelphia (1993)|
|2017||Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor||Winner|
|2004||Favorite All-Time Entertainer||Winner|
|2002||Favorite Motion Picture Actor||Winner|
|2002||Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama||Winner|
|1999||Favorite Motion Picture Actor||Winner|
|1996||Favorite Motion Picture Actor||Winner|
|1996||Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture||Winner|
|1995||Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor||Winner|
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