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Tom Hanks

Hanks in April 2009
Born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
July 9, 1956 (1956-07-09) (age 53)
Concord, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, director, voice over artist, writer, speaker, comedian
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Samantha Lewes (1978–1987)
Rita Wilson (1988–present)
.Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer and director.^ "Thomas Jeffrey Hanks" (born July 9, 1956) is an American two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, Emmy-winning director, voice-over artist, writer, and movie producer.

^ Tom Hanks This beloved star was born July 9, 1956, in Concord, Calif.
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^ Hanks is an actor & Howard is a director.
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.Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander James A. Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Sheriff Woody in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story, and Chuck Noland in Cast Away.^ Philadelphia Andrew Beckett (received Academy Award-Best Actor for his role) .
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^ Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving notable success as a dramatic actor in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump".

^ In Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, and A League of Their Own, socks play a role in the plot.
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.Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump.^ Hanks was honored with his first of several Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
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^ Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia .

^ Forrest Gump (1994) DVD ~ Tom Hanks .
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.U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed $3.5 billion.^ U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed $ 3.5 billion.

^ Domestic box office totals for his films exceed $3.3 billion.
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^ Though the film was critically panned it raked in 224 million at box offices worldwide over its opening weekend crowning it the second-largest debut in cinematic history.

[1] .He is the father of actor Colin Hanks.^ He is the father of actor Colin Hanks .

^ He is the father of actor Colin Hanks.
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^ The couple had two children, son Colin Hanks (also an actor) and daughter Elizabeth Ann.

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Early life

.Hanks was born in Concord, California.^ Hanks was born in Concord, California.
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^ Hanks was born in Concord , California .

^ Hanks was born July 9th, 1956 in Concord, California.

.His father, Amos Mefford Hanks (born in Glenn County, California, on March 9, 1924 – died in Alameda, California, on January 31, 1992), was a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln, through Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks.^ His father, Amos Mefford Hanks (born in Glenn County, California on March 4, 1924 - died in Alameda, California on January 31, 1992), was a distant relation of President Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks.
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^ His father, Amos Mefford Hanks (born in Glenn County, California on March 9, 1924 – died in Alameda, California on January 31, 1992), [2] was a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln, through Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks.
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^ Hanks was born in Concord , California .

[2] .His mother, Portuguese-American Janet Marylyn Frager (born in Alameda County, California, on January 18, 1932), was a hospital worker; the two divorced in 1960. The family's three oldest children, Sandra, (now Sandra Hanks Benoiton, a writer), Larry (now Lawrence M. Hanks, Ph.D., an entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)[3] and Tom went with their father, while the youngest, Jim, now an actor and film maker, remained with his mother in Red Bluff, California.^ Hanks, 53, was born in Concord, Calif., to a father who was a chef and a mother who was a hospital worker.
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^ The family's three oldest children, Sandra, (now Sandra Hanks Benoiton, a writer), Larry (now Lawrence M. Hanks, Ph.D., an entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Tom, went with their father; while the youngest, Jim, now an actor and film maker, remained with his mother in Red Bluff, California.
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^ Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a 'fractured' family.
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.Afterwards, both parents remarried.^ Both parents remarried.

^ Afterwards, both parents remarried.

.The first stepmother for Sandra, Larry, and Tom came to the marriage with five children of her own.^ The first stepmother for Sandra, Larry (Rufus), and Tom came to the marriage with five children of her own.

^ The first stepmother for Sandra, Larry, and Tom came to the marriage with five children of her own.

^ With his first marriage over, Tom was free to date Rita Wilson, and the couple were wed, with son Chester being born in 1990, followed by another boy, Truman.
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.Hanks once told Rolling Stone: "Everybody in my family likes each other.^ Hanks once told Rolling Stone : "Everybody in my family likes each other.

^ "It changed my desires about working in movies", Hanks told Rolling Stone .

^ 'It changed my desires about working in movies', Hanks told "Rolling Stone".

.But there were always about 50 people at the house.^ But there were always about 50 people at the house.

^ "But there were always about fifty people at the house.
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^ But there were always about fifty people at the house.

.I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside it."^ I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside it'.

^ I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside of it."
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^ I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside it."

.That marriage ended in divorce after just two years.^ That marriage ended in divorce after just two years.
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^ That marriage ended in divorce after just 2 years and Amos Hanks became a single parent working long hours and relying on the children to fend for themselves often an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well.

^ That marriage ended in divorce after just 2 years, and Amos Hanks became a single parent, working long hours and relying on the children to fend for themselves often, an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well.

.Amos Hanks became a single parent, working long hours and relying on the children to fend for themselves often, an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well.^ Amos Hanks became a single parent, working long hours and relying on the children to fend for themselves often, an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well.

^ That marriage ended in divorce after just 2 years, and Amos Hanks became a single parent, working long hours and relying on the children to fend for themselves often, an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well.

^ That marriage ended in divorce after just 2 years and Amos Hanks became a single parent working long hours and relying on the children to fend for themselves often an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well.

.In school, Hanks was unpopular with students and teachers alike, telling Rolling Stone magazine: "I was a geek, a spaz.^ In school, Hanks was unpopular with students and teachers alike, telling Rolling Stone magazine: "I was a geek, a spaz.

^ In school, Hanks was unpopular with students and teachers alike, telling Rolling Stone magazine: 'I was a geek, a spaz.

^ 'The television show had come out of nowhere', Hanks' best friend Tom Lizzio told "Rolling Stone".

.I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy.^ I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy.

^ "I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy.
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.At the same time, I was the guy who'd yell out funny captions during filmstrips.^ At the same time, I was the guy who'd yell out funny captions during filmstrips.
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^ He was a brilliant actor at least for the handful of things that we are able to see him in for the rest of time, so God rest him, and good job to those people who choose to hand out trophies.” .
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^ You’d think people who have been as discriminated as they were during the 19th century, at times even slaughtered, would vote for something that discriminates anyone.
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.But I didn't get into trouble.^ But I didn't get into trouble.
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.I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible."^ I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible'.

^ I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible."
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^ HANKS: A really good idea and maybe sixty percent of it is pretty funny.
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.In 1965, Amos Hanks married Frances Wong, a San Francisco native of Chinese descent.^ Amos Hanks remarried in 1965 to the former Frances Wong, a San Francisco native of Chinese descent.

^ In 1965, Amos Hanks married Frances Wong, a San Francisco native of Chinese descent.

^ Raised by his father, a cook, Hanks spent most of his formative years in the San Francisco Bay Area.

.Frances had three children, two of whom lived with Tom during his high school years.^ Frances had three children, two of whom lived with Tom during his high school years.

^ Tom Hanks: Not during the school year.
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^ We had lived alone for two and a half years.
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.Tom acted in school plays, including South Pacific, while attending Skyline High School in Oakland, California.^ Tom acted in school plays, including South Pacific, while attending Skyline High School in Oakland, California.
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^ After settling in Oakland, CA, he began performing in high-school plays.
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^ Skyline High School in Oakland (graduated) .
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.Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and after two years, transferred to California State University, Sacramento.^ Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and after two years, transferred to California State University, Sacramento.
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^ Hanks studied theater at Chabot College, and after two years, transferred to Sacramento State University.

^ After graduating, he attended Chabot Community College, leaving after a year to become a theater major at California State University at Sacramento in 1976.
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.Hanks told The New York Times: "Acting classes looked like the best place for a guy who liked to make a lot of noise and be rather flamboyant.^ What's not to like about a guy who looks like an average joe?

^ "Acting classes looked like the best place for a guy who liked to make a lot of noise and be rather flamboyant," Hanks told New York.
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^ Hanks told the New York Times: 'Acting classes looked like the best place for a guy who liked to make a lot of noise and be rather flamboyant.

.I spent a lot of time going to plays.^ I spent a lot of time going to plays.

^ I spent a lot of time like that, seeing Bertolt Brecht , Tennessee Williams , Henrik Ibsen , and all that, and now look at me, acting is my job.

^ I spent a lot of time like that, seeing Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams, Henrik Ibsen, and all that, and now look at me, acting is my job.
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.I wouldn't take dates with me.^ I wouldn't take dates with me.

.I'd just drive to a theater, buy myself a ticket, sit in the seat, and read the program, and then get into the play completely.^ I'd just drive to a theater, buy myself a ticket, sit in the seat, and read the program, and then get into the play completely.
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^ When Sam's son, Jonah ( Ross Malinger ), calls into a talk radio program looking for a new mother  Read More .
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^ Geoff: When I first read the play I was attracted to the fact that I understood it…but I kind of had no idea what had just happened.

.I spent a lot of time like that, seeing Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams, Henrik Ibsen, and all that, and now look at me, acting is my job.^ "I spent a lot of time going to plays.
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^ I spent a lot of time like that, seeing Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams, Henrik Ibsen, and all that."
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^ I spent a lot of time like that, seeing Bertolt Brecht , Tennessee Williams , Henrik Ibsen , and all that, and now look at me, acting is my job.

.I wouldn't have it any other way."^ I wouldn't have it any other way."

.It was during his years studying theater that Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio.^ It was during his years studying theater that Hanks met Vincent Dowling , head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland .
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^ Spent three seasons performing with the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Ohio working with Vincent Dowling .
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^ It was during his years studying theater that Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland.

.At Dowling's suggestion, Hanks became an intern at the Festival, which stretched into a three-year experience that covered everything from lighting to set design to stage management.^ At Dowlings suggestion Hanks became an intern at the Festival which stretched into a three-year experience that covered everything from lighting to set design to stage management.

^ At Dowling's suggestion, Hanks became an intern at the Festival, which stretched into a three-year experience that covered everything from lighting to set design to stage management.
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^ Between seasons with the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Tom worked at the Civic Theater in Sacramento building sets, rigging lights and running shows.

.Such a commitment required that Hanks drop out of college, but with that under his belt, a future in acting was in the cards.^ Such a commitment required that Hanks drop out of college.
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^ Such a commitment required that Hanks drop out of college, but with this under his belt, a future in acting was in the cards.

^ Such a commitment required that Hanks drop out of college, but with that under his belt, a future in acting was in the cards.

.Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his performance as Proteus in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of the few times he played a villain.^ Definatly one of Tom Hanks' best performances.
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^ Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his performance as Proteus in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona , one of the few times he played a villain.

^ Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia .

Early career

.In 1979, Hanks packed his bags for New York City, where he made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film He Knows You're Alone and got a part in the television movie Mazes and Monsters.^ In 1979, Hanks moved to New York City, where he made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film, "He Knows You're Alone", and got a part in a television movie entitled "Mazes and Monsters".

^ Mazes and Monsters (TV movie) .
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^ Film acting debut, "He Knows You're Alone"; was paid only $800 .
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.Early in 1979, Hanks was cast in the lead role of Callimaco in the Riverside Shakespeare Company's production of Niccolò Machiavelli's The Mandrake, directed by Daniel Southern.^ Early in 1979, Hanks was cast in the lead role of Callimaco in the Riverside Shakespeare Company 's production of Niccolò Machiavelli 's The Mandrake , directed by Daniel Southern.

^ Back in New York in late 1979, Tom auditioned for the Riverside Shakespeare Theater production of The Mandrake and won the lead role of Callimaco.

^ Early in 1979, Hanks was cast in the lead role of Callimaco in the Riverside Shakespeare Company's production of Niccol Machiavelli's "The Mandrake", featuring an original jazz score by Michael Wolff and costumes and masks by Broadway designer Jane Stein and which remains Hank's only New York stage performance.

.This remains Hanks's only New York stage performance to date; as a high profile Off Off Broadway showcase, the production helped Tom land an agent, Joe Ohla with the J. Michael Bloom Agency.^ This remains Hanks's only New York stage performance to date; as a high profile Off Off Broadway showcase , the production helped Tom land an agent, Joe Ohla with the J. Michael Bloom Agency.

^ News Articles about tom hanks .

^ NEW YORK — Tom Hanks is down with the single ladies.

.The next year Hanks landed a lead role on the ABC television pilot of Bosom Buddies, playing the role of Kip Wilson.^ He continued to audition and finally landed a role on an ABC television pilot called Bosom Buddies.
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^ The next year Hanks landed a lead role on an ABC television pilot called "Bosom Buddies", playing the role of Kip Wilson.

^ The next year Hanks landed a lead role on the ABC television pilot of Bosom Buddies , playing the role of Kip Wilson.

.Hanks moved to Los Angeles, where he and Peter Scolari played a pair of young advertising men forced to dress as women so they could live in an inexpensive all-female hotel.^ Hanks flew to Los Angeles, California where he was teamed with Peter Scolari as a pair of young advertising men forced to dress as women so they could live in an inexpensive all-female hotel.

^ Hanks moved to Los Angeles , where he and Peter Scolari played a pair of young advertising men forced to dress as women so they could live in an inexpensive all-female hotel.

^ They hold that men and women once lived on the moon!
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.Hanks had previously partnered with Scolari in the 1970s game show Make Me Laugh.^ Hanks had previously partnered with Scolari in the 1970s game show Make Me Laugh .

^ He had previously partnered with Scolari in the 1970s game show, "Make Me Laugh".

^ Hanks is a decent guy, as everyone says, but he makes no treacly show of saintliness (with the possible exception of his 1994 Oscar acceptance speech for “Philadelphia”).
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.Bosom Buddies ran for two seasons, and, although the ratings were never strong, television critics gave the program high marks.^ Bosom Buddies ran for two seasons, and, although the ratings were never strong, television critics gave the program high marks.

^ "Bosom Buddies" ran for two seasons, and, although the ratings were never strong, television critics gave the program high marks.

^ Bosom Buddies: Season 01 .
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."The first day I saw him on the set," co-producer Ian Praiser told Rolling Stone, "I thought, 'Too bad he won't be in television for long.'^ "The first day I saw him on the set," co-producer Ian Praiser told Rolling Stone , "I thought, 'Too bad he won't be in television for long.'
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^ "The first day I saw him on the set," the show's co-producer Ian Praiser told Rolling Stone, "I thought, 'Too bad he won't be in television for long.'
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^ 'The first day I saw him on the set', the show's co-producer, Ian Praiser told "Rolling Stone", 'I thought, 'Too bad he won't be in television for long.

.I knew he'd be a movie star in two years."^ I knew he'd be a movie star in two years."
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^ The two made You've Got Mail, a remake of the 1940 movie The Shop Around the Corner which starred Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.
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^ Every year at this time The Harris Poll(R) asks a nationwide cross-section of adults who their favorite movie star is.

.But if Praiser knew it, he was not able to convince Hanks.^ But if Praiser knew it, he was not able to convince Hanks.

^ But if Praiser knew it, he wasn't able to convince Hanks.
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."The television show had come out of nowhere," best friend Tom Lizzio told Rolling Stone.^ "The television show had come out of nowhere," Hanks's best friend Tom Lizzio told Rolling Stone.
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^ 'The television show had come out of nowhere', Hanks' best friend Tom Lizzio told "Rolling Stone".

^ "The television show had come out of nowhere," best friend Tom Lizzio told Rolling Stone .

."Then out of nowhere it got canceled.^ "Then out of nowhere it got canceled.

^ 'Then out of nowhere it got cancelled.

^ "Then out of nowhere it got cancelled.
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.He figured he'd be back to pulling ropes and hanging lights in a theater."^ He figured he'd be back to pulling ropes and hanging lights in a theater."
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^ He figured he'd be back to pulling ropes and hanging lights in a theater.'

.Bosom Buddies and a guest appearance on a 1982 episode of Happy Days ("A Case of Revenge," where he played a disgruntled former classmate of The Fonz) prompted director Ron Howard to contact Hanks.^ Hanks is an actor & Howard is a director.
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^ It was "Bosom Buddies" and a guest appearance on a 1982 episode of "Happy Days" ('A Case of Revenge') where he played a disgruntled former class mate of The Fonz that drew director Ron Howard to contact Hanks.

^ Have Tom Hanks or ron Howard direct it.
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.Howard was working on Splash (1984), a romantic comedy fantasy about a mermaid who falls in love with a human.^ Howard was working on Splash, a romantic comedy about a mermaid who falls in love with a human.
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^ Howard was working on "Splash" (1984), a romantic comedy fantasy about a mermaid who falls in love with a human.

^ Howard was working on Splash (1984), a romantic comedy fantasy about a mermaid who falls in love with a human.

.At first, Howard considered Hanks for the role of the main character's wisecracking brother, a role that eventually went to John Candy.^ At first, Howard considered Hanks for the role of the main character's wisecracking brother, a role that eventually went to John Candy.
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^ At first, Howard considered Hanks for the role of the main character's wisecracking brother, a role which eventually went to John Candy.
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^ At first, Howard considered Hanks for the role of the main character's wisecracking brother, a role that eventually went to John Candy .

.Instead, Hanks got the lead role and a career boost from Splash, which went on to become a box office hit, grossing more than US$69 million.^ Hanks has been involved with nineteen films grossing over $100 million at the box office: Year .
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^ Instead, Hanks got the lead role and a career boost from Splash , which went on to become a box office hit, grossing more than US$69 million.

^ Early in 1979, Hanks was cast in the lead role of Callimaco in the Riverside Shakespeare Company 's production of Niccolò Machiavelli 's The Mandrake , directed by Daniel Southern.

He also had a sizable hit with the sex comedy Bachelor Party, also in 1984.
.In 1983–84, Hanks made three guest appearances on Family Ties as Elyse Keaton's alcoholic brother, Ned Donnelly.^ From 1983-84, Hanks made three guest appearances on "Family Ties" as Elyse Keaton's alcoholic brother Ned Donnelly.

^ In 1983–84, Hanks made three guest appearances on Family Ties as Elyse Keaton's alcoholic brother, Ned Donnelly.

^ Hanks also made an appearance in an episode of The OC. He has appeared in the science fiction television series Roswell and the HBO series Band of Brothers.
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[4][5]

Period of successes and failures

Tom Hanks at the Governor's Ball party after the 61st Academy Awards, March 29, 1989
.With Nothing in Common (1986)—about a young man alienated from his parents who must re-establish a relationship with his father, played by Jackie Gleason—Hanks began to establish the credentials of not only a comic actor but of someone who could carry a serious role.^ Tom Hanks at the Governor's Ball party after the 61st Academy Awards , March 29, 1989 With Nothing in Common (1986)—about a young man alienated from his parents who must re-establish a relationship with his father, played by Jackie Gleason —Hanks began to establish the credentials of not only a comic actor but of someone who could carry a serious role.

^ With Nothing in Common (1986)about a young man alienated from his parents who must re-establish a relationship with his father, played by Jackie GleasonHanks began to establish the credentials of not only a comic actor but of someone who could carry a serious role.
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^ Sep 2005] In PHILADELPHIA Hanks played role as a gay man.
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."It changed my desires about working in movies", Hanks told Rolling Stone.^ Hanks once told Rolling Stone : "Everybody in my family likes each other.

^ "It changed my desires about working in movies," Hanks told Rolling Stone.
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^ "Everybody in my family likes each other," Hanks told Rolling Stone.
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."Part of it was the nature of the material, what we were trying to say.^ "Part of it was the nature of the material, what we were trying to say.
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^ 'Part of it was the nature of the material, what we were trying to say.

.But besides that, it focused on people's relationships.^ But besides that, it focused on people's relationships.
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The story was about a guy and his father, unlike, say, The Money Pit (1986), where the story is really about a guy and his house."
.After three more flops, Hanks succeeded with the fantasy Big (1988), both at the box office and within the industry, establishing Hanks as a major Hollywood talent.^ After three more flops, Hanks succeeded with the fantasy Big (1988), both at the box office and within the industry, establishing Hanks as a major Hollywood talent (he was awarded a Golden Globe for this movie).

^ After three more flops, Hanks succeeded with the fantasy "Big" (1988), both at the box office and within the industry, establishing Hanks as a major Hollywood talent.

^ After three more flops, Hanks succeeded again with Big (1988), both at the box office and within the industry, establishing Hanks as a major Hollywood talent.
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.It was followed later that year by Punchline, in which he and Sally Field co-star as a pair of struggling stand-up comedians.^ Delivered a strong turn as a bitter stand-up comic in "Punchline"; co-starred opposite Sally Field .
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^ It was followed later that year by Punchline , in which he and Sally Field co-star as a pair of struggling stand-up comedians .

^ Hanks told me one of his favorite movies was Punchline , the 1988 drama in which he played a rat bastard of a stand-up comic.
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.Hanks's character, Steven Gold, a failing medical student trying to break into stand-up, was somewhat edgy and complex, offering a glimpse of the far more dramatic roles Hanks would master in films to come.^ Hanks's character, Steven Gold, a failing medical student trying to break into stand-up, was somewhat edgy and complex, offering a glimpse of the far more dramatic roles Hanks would master in films to come.
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^ Progression into dramatic roles .
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^ Hanks tries to prepare for his roles straightforwardly.
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.Hanks then suffered a pile of box-office failures: The 'Burbs (1989), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), and The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), as a greedy Wall Street type who gets enmeshed in a hit-and-run accident.^ Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) .
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^ Joe Versus the Volcano 1990,  PG) .
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^ First, there was "The 'Burbs" (1989), then "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990) and finally "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990), which saw Hanks as a greedy Wall Street type who gets enmeshed in a hit-and-run accident.

.Only the 1989 movie Turner and Hooch brought success for Hanks during this time.^ Only the 1989 movie Turner and Hooch brought success for Hanks during this time.

^ Did Hanks play Turner or Hooch?
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^ HANKS: A movie called Turner & Hooch.
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.In a 1993 issue of Disney Adventures, Hanks said, "I saw Turner and Hooch the other day in the SAC store and couldn't help but be reminiscent.^ Did Hanks play Turner or Hooch?
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^ HANKS: A movie called Turner & Hooch.
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^ In a 1993 issue of Disney Adventures , Hanks said, "I saw Turner and Hooch the other day in the SAC store and couldn't help but be reminiscent.

.I cried like a baby."^ I cried like a baby."

.He did admit to making a couple of "bum tickers," however, and blamed his "...deductive reasoning and decision making skills."^ He did admit to making a couple of "bum tickers," however, and blamed his "...deductive reasoning and decision making skills."

^ If I were to dwell on any of the fame and celebrity stuff, I’d make decisions for the wrong reasons.

Progression into dramatic roles

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the 1989 Oscars
.Hanks again climbed back to the top with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball star turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992).^ Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the 1989 Oscars Hanks again climbed back to the top with his portrayal of an unsuccessful baseball manager in A League of Their Own (1992).

^ Tom Hanks top sales star .

^ Hanks again climbed back to the top with his portrayal of an unsuccessful baseball manager in A League of Their Own (1992).
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.Hanks admits that his acting in earlier roles was not great and that he has improved.^ Hanks admits that his acting in earlier roles was not great and that he has improved.

^ Tom Hanks has been in many great roles over the years.
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^ In Vanity Fair, the film's director Robert Zemeckis praised Hanks's performance: "[Hanks] brings to this role what any great actor does--and I mean great actor--which is a real honesty."
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.In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks notes his "modern era of moviemaking ...^ In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks called the work that he's done since League his "modern era of moviemaking ...
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^ In an interview with Vanity Fair , Hanks notes his "modern era of moviemaking ...

^ This "modern era" welcomed in a spectacular 1993 for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia .

because enough self-discovery has gone on.... .My work has become less 'pretentiously fake and over the top."^ My work has become less 'pretentiously fake and over the top."

^ My work has become less pretentiously fake."
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.This "modern era" welcomed in a spectacular 1993 for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia.^ Sleepless in Seattle (1993) 35.

^ This "modern era" welcomed in a spectacular 1993 for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia .

^ This "modern era" welcomed in a spectacular 1993 for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia.
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.The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love (in the character of Meg Ryan) over the airwaves.^ The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love (in the character of Meg Ryan ) over the airwaves.

^ The former was a summer smash about a widower who finds true love over the airwaves.
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^ The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love (in the character of Meg Ryan) over the airwaves.
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.Richard Schickel of Time called his performance "charming", and most critics agreed that his portrayal ensured him a place among the premiere romantic-comedy stars of his generation, making him bankable.^ Richard Schickel of Time called his performance "charming," and most agreed that his portrayal ensured him a place among the premiere romantic-comedy stars of his generation.
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^ They have been called chick flicks and romantic comedies, and this week is the best time of the year to pick up a stack of great movies at the rental store and have a movie party .
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^ His bravura performance - for nearly a third of the film Hanks was onscreen alone - brought him renewed critical acclaim and his fifth nomination for Best Actor.
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.In Philadelphia, he played a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination.^ In Philadelphia , he played a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination.

^ Playing a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination, Hanks proved that he had the depth and talent to be one of the greats.
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^ Portrayed a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his law firm for wrongful termination in "Philadelphia"; won Best Actor Oscar .
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.Hanks lost thirty-five pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role.^ Hanks lost thirty-five pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role.

^ (To make his performance in the film even more realistic, Hanks lost thirty-five pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly.
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^ Hanks next appeared in a cameo role as himself in The Simpsons Movie , in which he appears in an advertisement claiming that the US government has lost its credibility and is hence buying some of his.

.In a review for People, Leah Rozen stated "Above all, credit for Philadelphia's success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint.^ In a review for People , Leah Rozen stated "Above all, credit for Philadelphia' s success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint.

^ In a review for People, Leah Rozen praised Hanks's skill: "Above all, credit for [Philadelphia 's] success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint.
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^ Playing a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination, Hanks proved that he had the depth and talent to be one of the greats.
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.He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar."^ He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar."
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.Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia.^ Philadelphia Andrew Beckett (received Academy Award-Best Actor for his role) .
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^ Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia .

^ Hanks won back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump .
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.During his acceptance speech he revealed that his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson, two people with whom he was close, were gay.^ During his acceptance speech he revealed that his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson, two people with whom he was close, were gay.

^ Tom was duly presented with an Oscar and, incredibly, his acceptance speech, where he thanked his old teacher at Skyline, Rawley T. Farnsworth, inspired another movie, Kevin Kline's In And Out.
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^ When people see him on television, they see his capacity for being inspired (by the gay high-school teacher he thanked in his Oscar acceptance speech for “Philadelphia,” by the soldiers on Omaha Beach, by the space program) and sense its authenticity, which persuades them to believe in his make-believe heroes all the more.
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[6] .The revelation inspired the 1997 film In & Out, starring Kevin Kline as an English Literature teacher who is outed by a former student in a similar way.^ The revelation inspired the 1997 film In & Out , starring Kevin Kline as an English Literature teacher who is outed by a former student in a similar way.

^ Tom was duly presented with an Oscar and, incredibly, his acceptance speech, where he thanked his old teacher at Skyline, Rawley T. Farnsworth, inspired another movie, Kevin Kline's In And Out.
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^ Tom's brother Jim starred in the softcore porn comedy Buford's Beach Bunnies, which has to be WAY less embarrasing than this film.
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A man is at the center of the image smiling into the camera. He is sitting on a blue crate and has his hands resting on his legs.
Hanks on the film set of Forrest Gump in 1994
.Hanks followed Philadelphia with the 1994 summer hit Forrest Gump, and stated: "When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of those kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel ...^ Forrest Gump was released in 1994.

^ In the same article, Hanks explained what appealed to him about the script: "When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of those kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel ...
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^ Hanks followed Philadelphia with the 1994 summer hit Forrest Gump , and stated: "When I read the script for Gump , I saw it as one of those kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel ...

some hope for their lot and their position in life... .I got that from the movies a hundred million times when I was a kid.^ I got that from the movies a hundred million times when I was a kid.

^ My husband & I also like to watch it because it is a really cute movie for kids @ christmas-time.
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I still do." .Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Forrest Gump, becoming only the second actor to have accomplished the feat of winning consecutive Best Actor Oscars.^ Philadelphia Andrew Beckett (received Academy Award-Best Actor for his role) .
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^ Though nominated, Hanks missed out on winning a third Oscar for Best Actor.
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^ Hanks was honored with his first of several Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
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.(Spencer Tracy was the first, winning in 1937–38. Hanks and Tracy were the same age at the time they received their Academy Awards: 37 for the first and 38 for the second.^ Hanks and Tracy were the same age at the time they received their Academy Awards: 37 for the first and 38 for the second.

^ Spencer Tracy was the first, winning in 1937–38.

^ (Spencer Tracy was the first, winning in 1937-8.
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)
.Hanks's next project reunited him with Ron Howard in the 1995 movie Apollo 13, in which he played astronaut and commander James Lovell.^ Portrayed real-life astronaut James Lovell in "Apollo 13"; directed by Howard .
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^ Hanks would next re-team with his Splash buddy Ron Howard for Apollo 13, in which Hanks gave a dynamic performance as astronaut Jim Lovell.

^ Apollo 13 Jim Lovell .
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.Critics generally applauded the film and the performances of the entire cast, which included actors Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan.^ Critics generally applauded the film and the performances of the entire cast, which included actors Kevin Bacon , Bill Paxton , Gary Sinise , Ed Harris , and Kathleen Quinlan .

^ Critics applauded the film and the performances of the entire cast, which included actors Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan.
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^ Saving Private Ryan earned the praise and respect of the film community, critics, and the general public; it was labeled one of the finest films ever made, earning Spielberg his second Academy Award for direction and Hanks a Best Actor nomination.
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.The movie also earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning two.^ Academy Awards and nominations .
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^ The movie also earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning two.

^ Saving Private Ryan earned the praise and respect of the film community, critics, and the general public; it was labeled one of the finest films ever made, earning Spielberg his second Academy Award for direction and Hanks a Best Actor nomination.
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.The same year, Hanks starred in the animated blockbuster Toy Story as the voice of the toy Sheriff Woody.^ Voiced the cowboy Woody in the computer-animated feature "Toy Story" .
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^ Toy Story Sheriff Woody (voice only) .
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^ Toy Story 2 Sheriff Woody (voice only) .
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Directing, producing and acting

Hanks turned to directing with his 1996 film That Thing You Do! about a 1960s pop group, also playing the role of a music producer. .Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman went on to create Playtone, a record and film production company named for the record company in the film.^ With Gary Goetzman, formed the production company Clavius Base .
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^ Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman went on to create Playtone , a record and film production company named for the record company in the film.
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^ Synopsis: Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hopper takes the helm for this epic, seven-part miniseries produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and presenting American history as seen from the perspective of fiercely independent founding father John Adams (Paul Giamatti).
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.Hanks executive produced, co-wrote, and co-directed the HBO docudrama From the Earth to the Moon.^ Hanks turned to the role of executive producer (and co-writer and co-director) for the HBO docucrama From the Earth to the Moon.
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^ Hanks is a member of the National Space Society, serving on the Board of Governors of the nonprofit educational space advocacy organization founded by Dr. Wernher von Braun and was the producer of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon about the Apollo program to send astronauts to the moon.
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^ Thanks to his A-list status, Hanks had the chance to flex other creative muscles, branching out into screenwriting, producing and directing.
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.The twelve-part series chronicles the space program from its inception, through the familiar flights of Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell, to the personal feelings surrounding the reality of moon landings.^ The twelve-part series chronicles the space program from its inception, through the familiar flights of Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell, to the personal feelings surrounding the reality of moon landings.
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^ The twelve-part series chronicles the space program from its inception, through the familiar flights of Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell , to the personal feelings surrounding the reality of moon landings.

^ Fresh from this triumph, Hanks portrayed astronaut Jim Lovell in Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995) which depicted the ill-fated 1970 space expedition.

.The Emmy Award-winning project was, at US$68 million, one of the most expensive ventures taken for television.^ The Emmy Award-winning $68 million project is one of the most expensive ventures taken for television.
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^ May 4, 2008 - 11:10 ET by Blonde And the upside, is that if he wins, he'll most likely be a one term wonder...which would suit his personality.
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^ To do what would most of us would think would be a natural inclination get our kids to read an early age get them excited about reading and certainly millions of you are.
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.Hanks's next project was no less expensive.^ Hanks' next project was no less expensive.
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^ Hanks' next project was no less expansive.
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^ Hanks's next project was the 1989 movie Turner and Hooch .
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.For Saving Private Ryan he teamed up with Steven Spielberg to make a film about D-Day, the landing at Omaha Beach, and a quest through war-torn France to bring back a soldier who has a ticket home.^ In 1997, Tom traveled to Europe to film the Steven Spielberg war epic Saving Private Ryan.

^ For Saving Private Ryan he teamed up with Steven Spielberg to make a film about D-Day, the landing at Omaha Beach, and a quest through war-torn France to bring back a soldier who has a ticket home.
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^ For Saving Private Ryan he teamed up with Steven Spielberg to make a film about D-Day , the landing at Omaha Beach , and a quest through war-torn France to bring back a soldier who has a ticket home.
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.It earned the praise and respect of the film community, critics, and the general public; it was labeled one of the finest war films ever made, earning Spielberg his second Academy Award for direction and Hanks a Best Actor nomination.^ Hanks was honored with his first of several Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.

^ Academy Awards and nominations .
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^ Earned first Best Actor Academy Award nomination for "Big"; directed by Penny Marshall .
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.Later in 1998, Hanks re-teamed with his Sleepless in Seattle co-star Meg Ryan for another romantic comedy, You've Got Mail, a remake of 1940's The Shop Around the Corner, which starred James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.^ Later in 1998, Hanks re-teamed with his Sleepless in Seattle co-star Meg Ryan for another romantic comedy, You've Got Mail , a remake of 1940's The Shop Around the Corner , which starred James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.
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^ Later that same year, he channeled the ghost of James Stewart when he co-starred a third time opposite Meg Ryan in Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail" (1998), an updating of the 1940 Stewart-Margaret Sullavan classic "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940).
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^ No controversy surrounded Hanks' following film, Nora Ephron 's You've Got Mail (1998), a romantic comedy that paired Hanks with his Sleepless co-star Meg Ryan .
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.In 1999, Hanks starred in an adaptation of Stephen King's novel The Green Mile.^ He played the role of a prison guard in The Green Mile, an adaptation of the Stephen King serial novel.

^ The Green Mile 1999 R , 182 min.

^ In 1999, Hanks starred in an adaption of Stephen King's novel The Green Mile.
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.He also returned as the voice of Woody in Toy Story 2. The following year he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Academy nomination for his portrayal of a marooned FedEx systems analyst in Robert Zemeckis's Cast Away.^ For his touching portrayal, Hanks was nominated for Best Actor - Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards.
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^ Hoffman received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

^ The following year he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Academy nomination for his portrayal of a shipwrecked FedEx systems analyst in Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away.
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.In 2001, Hanks helped direct and produce the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.^ Band of Brothers (TV mini) .
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^ In 2001, Hanks helped direct and produce the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers .

^ In 2001, Hanks helped direct and produce the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.
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.He also appeared in the September 11 television special America: A Tribute to Heroes and the documentary Rescued From the Closet.^ He also appeared in the September 11 television special America: A Tribute to Heroes and the documentary Rescued From the Closet.
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^ He also appeared in the September 11 television special America: A Tribute to Heroes and the documentary Rescued From the Closet .
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^ Though absent from the silver screen in 2001, Hanks remained in the public eye with a role in the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers as well as appearing in September 11 television special America: A Tribute to Heroes and the documentary Rescued From the Closet.
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.Next he teamed up with American Beauty director Sam Mendes for the adaptation of Max Allan Collins's and Richard Piers Rayner's graphic novel Road to Perdition, in which he played an anti-hero role as a hitman on the run with his son.^ Next he teamed up with American Beauty director Sam Mendes for the adaptation of Max Allan Collins's and Richard Piers Rayner's graphic novel Road to Perdition , in which he played an anti-hero role as a hitman on the run with his son.
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^ Next he teamed up with American Beauty director Sam Mendes for the adaptation of Max Allan Collins 's and Richard Piers Rayner 's graphic novel Road to Perdition , in which he played an anti-hero role as a hitman on the run with his son.
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^ Next teaming with American Beauty director Sam Mendes for the adaptation of Max Allan Collins graphic novel The Road to Perdition (subsequently inspired by the Japanese manga Lone Wolf and Cub, the nice-guy star took a rare anti-hero role as a hitman (albiet an honorable and fairly respectable hitman) on the lam with his son (Tyler Hoechlin) after his son witnesses a murder.
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That same year, Hanks collaborated with director Spielberg again, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit crime comedy Catch Me if You Can, based on the true story of Frank .Abagnale, Jr. The same year, he and wife Rita Wilson produced the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.^ That same year, Hanks collaborated with director Spielberg again, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit crime comedy Catch Me if You Can , based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. The same year, he and wife Rita Wilson produced the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding .
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^ That same year, Hanks collaborated with director Spielberg again, starring opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit crime-comedy Catch Me if You Can, based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr. .
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^ He also distinguished himself from other megastars by staying in the spotlight and out of the tabloids, with a stable off-screen life with his actress wife, Rita Wilson, and their children.
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.In August 2007, he along with co-producers Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman, and writer and star Nia Vardalos, initiated a legal action against the production company Gold Circle Films for their share of profits from the movie.^ In August 2007, he along with co-producers Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman, and writer and star Nia Vardalos, initiated a legal action against the production company Gold Circle Films for their share of profits from the movie.
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^ In August 2007, he along with co-producers Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman , and writer and star Nia Vardalos , initiated a legal action against the production company Gold Circle Films for their share of profits from the movie.

^ Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman went on to create Playtone, a record and film production company named for the record company in the film.
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[7][8] At the age of 45, he became the youngest ever recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on June 12, 2002.
.Hanks was absent from the screen in 2003; in 2004, he appeared in three films: The Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers, another Spielberg helmed film, The Terminal, and The Polar Express, a family film from Robert Zemeckis.^ Hanks was absent from the screen in 2003; in 2004, he appeared in three films: The Coen Brothers ' The Ladykillers , another Spielberg helmed film, The Terminal , and The Polar Express , a family film from Robert Zemeckis .
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^ Hanks was subsequently absent from films until 2004, when he appeared in three films: The Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers, yet another Spielberg helmed film The Terminal, and The Polar Express, a family picture from Robert Zemeckis.
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^ For the next two years, Hanks was essentially absent from movie screens, but in 2004 he emerged with three new projects: The Coen Brothers' The Lady Killers, yet another Spielberg helmed film, The Terminal, and The Polar Express, a family picture from Forrest Gump and Castaway director Robert Zemeckis.
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.In a USA Weekend interview, Hanks talked about how he chooses projects: "[Since] A League of Their Own, it can't be just another movie for me.^ In a USA Weekend interview, Hanks talked about how he chooses projects: "[Since] A League of Their Own , it can't be just another movie for me.

^ In a USA Weekend interview, Hanks talked about how he chooses projects: "[Since] A League of Their Own, it can't be just another movie for me.
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^ (Oh, how I love that movie League of Their Own.
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It has to get me going somehow.... .There has to be some all-encompassing desire or feeling about wanting to do that particular movie.^ There have been some movies, yeah [laughs].
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^ There has to be some all-encompassing desire or feeling about wanting to do that particular movie.
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^ I have at my option the ability to do anything that I desire,” he said when he was asked about future movie roles, but he admitted that this situation can stoke his vanity and create its own problems.
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.I'd like to assume that I'm willing to go down any avenue in order to do it right". In August 2005, Hanks was voted in as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.^ I'd like to assume that I'm willing to go down any avenue in order to do it right".

^ "Actor Hanks voted in by Academy" , BBC , 25 August 2005.

^ I'd like to assume that I'm willing to go down any avenue in order to do it right."
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[9]
.Hanks next starred in the highly anticipated film The Da Vinci Code, based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown.^ Hanks next starred in the highly anticipated film The Da Vinci Code , based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown.
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^ Hanks' next endeavor, released on May 15, 2009, was a film adaptation of Angels & Demons , Dan Brown's prequel to The Da Vinci Code .
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^ Another Dan Brown novel with Tom as the star.
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.The film was released May 19, 2006 in the US and grossed over US$750 million worldwide.^ The film was released May 19, 2006 in the US and grossed over US$750 million worldwide.
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^ His first blockbuster hit came with the release of Big, a film that grossed over $100 million in American box office.

^ Hanks has been involved with nineteen films grossing over $100 million at the box office: Year .
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.In Ken Burns's 2007 documentary The War, Hanks did voice work, reading excerpts from World War II-era columns by Al McIntosh.^ In Ken Burns's 2007 documentary The War , Hanks did voice work, reading excerpts from World War II-era columns by Al McIntosh.
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^ World War II one.
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^ In Ken Burns 's 2007 documentary " The War ", Hanks did voice work, reading excerpts from World War II -era columns by Al McIntosh .
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.In 2006, Hanks topped a 1,500-strong list of 'most trusted celebrities' compiled by Forbes magazine.^ In 2006, Hanks topped a 1,500-strong list of 'most trusted celebrities' compiled by Forbes magazine.
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^ "Hanks tops 'most trusted' index" , BBC, 27 September 2006.
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^ Tom Hanks is now near the top of the Hollywood idiot list and it’s too bad since I like his acting.
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[10] .Hanks next appeared in a cameo role as himself in The Simpsons Movie, in which he appears in an advertisement claiming that the US government has lost its credibility and is hence buying some of his.^ Hanks next appeared in a cameo role as himself in The Simpsons Movie , in which he appears in an advertisement claiming that the US government has lost its credibility and is hence buying some of his.

^ Hanks lost thirty-five pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role.

^ I haven't seen it in a few years, so I'm not sure Hanks' performance holds up as well as in some of the other roles that people have named, but that movie stands out in my mind as one of his better ones.
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.He also makes an appearance in the credits, stating that he wishes to be left alone when he is out in public.^ He also makes an appearance in the credits, stating that he wishes to be left alone when he is out in public.
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^ In a review for People , Leah Rozen stated "Above all, credit for "Philadelphia's" success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint.
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.Later in 2006, Hanks produced the British film Starter for Ten, a comedy based on working class students attempting to win University Challenge.^ In addition, Hanks co-wrote and co-produced Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D , an IMAX film about the moon landings.
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^ Almost in spite of his inauspicious beginnings, actor Tom Hanks rose from the star of the cult comedy series "Bosom Buddies" (ABC, 1980-82) to become a respected Academy Award-winning actor and Emmy-winning producer.
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^ Hanks next starred in the highly anticipated film The Da Vinci Code , based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown .
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[11]
.In 2007, Hanks starred in Mike Nichols' film Charlie Wilson's War (written by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin) in which he plays Democratic Texas Congressman Charles Wilson.^ In 2007, Hanks starred in Mike Nichols ' film Charlie Wilson's War (written by acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ) in which he plays Democratic Texas Congressman Charles Wilson .
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^ In 2007, Hanks starred in Mike Nichols' film Charlie Wilson's War (written by acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin) in which he plays Democratic Texas Congressman Charles Wilson.
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^ Do you regard Charlie Wilson's War as a political film?
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.The film opened on December 21, 2007 and Hanks received a Golden Globe nomination for his acting.^ The film opened on December 21, 2007 and Hanks got a Golden Globe nomination for his acting.
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^ The following year he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Academy nomination for his portrayal of a shipwrecked FedEx systems analyst in Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away.
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^ The film received three Academy Award nominations.

Hanks in 2008
.In a play on the expression "art imitating life", Hanks played an on screen dad to a young man (Hanks's real-life son, Colin Hanks) who chooses to follow in the footsteps of a fading magician (John Malkovich) in 2008's The Great Buck Howard.^ In a play on the expression "art imitating life", Hanks will play an on screen dad to a young man ( Colin Hanks ) who chooses to follow in the footsteps of a fading magician ( John Malkovich ) in The Great Buck Howard .
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^ There are comedians who do that in real life.
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^ Tom Hanks – In a play on the expression “art imitating life”, Hanks will play an on screen dad to a young man (Colin Hanks) who chooses to follow in the footsteps of a fading magician (John Malkovich) in The Great Buck Howard .

.Hanks's character was less than thrilled about his son's career decision.^ Although he’s self-centered and vain, I think I brought a softer side to Finn than the script suggests- because I want the audience to care about my character and what happens to him.

^ Hanks instead got the lead and a career boost from Splash, which went on to become a box-office blockbuster, grossing more than $100 million.
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^ Tom Hanks, the number of Mormons in CA are less than 1% of the population!!!
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.Hanks's next endeavor, released on May 15, 2009, was a film adaptation of Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's sequel to The Da Vinci Code.^ The film is to be released May 19, 2006.
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^ Re-teamed with Howard to play professor Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons," the film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel and sequel to "The Da Vinci Code" .
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^ Hanks next starred in the highly anticipated film The Da Vinci Code , based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown .
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.Its April 11, 2007 announcement revealed that Hanks would reprise his role as Robert Langdon, and that he would reportedly receive the highest salary ever for an actor which is between $30–35 million plus an estimated 10–15% percentage of the movie's revenue.^ Its April 11, 2007 announcement revealed that Hanks would reprise his role as Robert Langdon, and that he would reportedly receive the highest salary ever for an actor which is between $30–35 million plus an estimated 10–15% percentage of the movie's revenue.

^ April 29, 2009 11:15 AM .
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^ Hanks next appeared in a cameo role as himself in The Simpsons Movie , in which he appears in an advertisement claiming that the US government has lost its credibility and is hence buying some of his.

[12][13] The following day he made his 10th appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live doing an impersonation of himself for the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch.
.Hanks is producer of the Spike Jonze film Where The Wild Things Are, based on the children's book by Maurice Sendak.^ Hanks is producer of the Spike Jonze film Where The Wild Things Are , based on the children's book by Maurice Sendak .

^ Produced the live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are"; directed by Spike Jonze .
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^ Synopsis: Visionary director Spike Jonze brings Maurice Sendak 's beloved children's book to the big screen with the help of hipster icon Dave Eggers , who teamed with Jonze to pen the adapted screenplay.
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[14]

Top worldwide film grosses

.Hanks is currently ranked the #1 box office star in the world with over $3.521 billion total box office gross, an average of $100.6 million per film.^ Total 16 Over $100,000,000 Grossing Films .
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^ Hanks instead got the lead and a career boost from Splash, which went on to become a box-office blockbuster, grossing more than $100 million.
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^ Combine the film’s huge worldwide box-office take with over 100 million copies of Dan Brown’s book sold, and The Da Vinci Code has clearly made the leap from pop-culture hit to a certifiable franchise.

[15] .He has been involved with nineteen films that grossed over $100 million at the worldwide box office.^ Hanks instead got the lead and a career boost from Splash, which went on to become a box-office blockbuster, grossing more than $100 million.
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^ Combine the film’s huge worldwide box-office take with over 100 million copies of Dan Brown’s book sold, and The Da Vinci Code has clearly made the leap from pop-culture hit to a certifiable franchise.

^ They went from bad to worse, culminating in Bonfire of the Vanities, a disastrous film known as one of the biggest box office duds of all time.

[16]

Personal life

.Hanks was married to Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1987. The couple had two children, son Colin Hanks (also an actor) and daughter Elizabeth Ann.^ The couple have two children in addition to Hanks' other two from his previous marriage.
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^ Hanks was married previously to Lewes from 1978 to 1987.
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^ That union also produced two children (one of whom is actor/son Colin Hanks).
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[17][18] .In 1988, Hanks married actress Rita Wilson.^ Hanks has been married to actress Rita Wilson since 1988.
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^ In 1988, Hanks married actress Rita Wilson .

^ Ranked by Empire Magazine as 17th out of "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" in October 1997, Hanks is married to actress Rita Wilson, with whom he appeared in Volunteers (1985).
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.The two first met on the set of Hanks's television show Bosom Buddies but later developed a romantic interest while working on the film Volunteers.^ It worked out to be Bosom Buddies.
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^ On the set of Volunteers, he met Rita Wilson.

^ After two seasons on the silly sitcom Bosom Buddies (in drag, no less), the affable actor came to prominence in the 1984 romantic comedy Splash .
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They have two sons: Chester, or "Chet" (who has a small part as a student who asks Dr. Jones a question at the end of the college chase in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), and Truman.

Politics

A proponent of environmentalism, Hanks is an investor in electric vehicles, and owns both a Toyota RAV4 EV and the first production AC Propulsion eBox.[19] .He is on the waiting list for an Aptera 2 Series.^ He is on the waiting list for an Aptera 2 Series.
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[20]
.Hanks gives money to many Democratic politicians and has been open about his support for same-sex marriage, environmental causes and alternative fuels (Hanks was a lessee of an EV1 before it was recalled, as chronicled in the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?).^ Hanks is being a hypocrite by supporting Democrats who are against gay marriage.
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^ Tom Hanks is pro-same sex marriage it seems.
  • A couple points by Tom Hanks – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who's giving money to whom?
  • Tom Hanks: Barack Obama: The Swamp 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

[21] .Hanks made public his candidate choice in the 2008 election when he uploaded a video to his MySpace account in which he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama.^ Watch his endorsement of Barack Obama on YouTube.
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^ Archive ) May 4, 2008 - 09:09 ET Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks has officially endorsed Barack Obama for president with the following video first posted last evening at the former Bosom Buddy's My Space page : .
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^ Hanks disagrees that too much has been made of this aspect of the movie, "because it takes into account a falsehood that it's possible to change the image to begin with, which you can't.
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[22]
.Hanks was extremely public with his opinion and opposition to Proposition 8 that amended the California constitution to define marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.^ Tom Hanks, you have a low opinion of the public and of marriage and family.
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^ Hanks was extremely public with his opinion and opposition to Proposition 8 that amended the California constitution to define marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.

^ That's why it should only be between a man and woman who are married.
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.Hanks and those in opposition raised over USD$44 million in contrast to the supporters' $38 million,[citation needed] but Proposition 8 passed with 52% of the vote.^ Hanks and those in opposition raised over USD$44 million in contrast to the supporters' $38 million, but Proposition 8 passed with 52% of the vote.
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^ Hanks and those in opposition raised over USD $44 million in contrast to the supporters' $38 million, citation needed but Proposition 8 passed with 52% of the vote.

^ Hanks was extremely public with his opinion and opposition to Proposition 8 that amended the California constitution to define marriage as a union only between a man and a woman.

[23]
.Hanks went on to blame supporters of Proposition 8 as un-American and attacked the LDS (Mormon) church members—major proponents of the bill—for their views on marriage and their role in supporting the bill.^ Tom Hanks: Prop 8 supporters are “un-American” .
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^ Hanks went on to blame supporters of Proposition 8 as un-American and attacked the LDS (Mormon) church members—major proponents of the bill—for their views on marriage and their role in supporting the bill.

^ Hanks and those in opposition raised over USD $44 million in contrast to the supporters' $38 million, citation needed but Proposition 8 passed with 52% of the vote.

[24][25] .About a week later, Hanks apologized for the remark, saying that nothing is more American than voting one's conscience.^ What can be more American than that?
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^ Hanks instead got the lead and a career boost from Splash, which went on to become a box-office blockbuster, grossing more than $100 million.
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^ The film lived up to its name, becoming one of the biggest movies of 1988, grossing more than $110,000,000 and instantly catapulting Hanks, who had earned rave after rave, to the ranks of stardom.
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[26]

Other activities

Tom Hanks, 2004
A supporter of NASA's manned space program, Hanks said that he originally wanted to be an astronaut but "didn't have the math." Hanks is a member of the National Space Society, serving on the Board of Governors of the nonprofit educational space advocacy organization founded by Dr. Wernher Von Braun and was the producer of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon about the Apollo program to send astronauts to the moon. .In addition, Hanks co-wrote and co-produced Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, an IMAX film about the moon landings.^ Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D .
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^ In addition, Hanks co-wrote and co-produced Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D , an IMAX film about the moon landings.

^ Hanks executive produced, co-wrote, and co-directed the HBO docudrama From the Earth to the Moon .

.Hanks also provided the voice over for the first new planetarium show following the opening of the new Rose Center for Earth & Space in the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.^ Recorded narration for NY's American Museum of Natural History's first "Space Show" featured in re-opening of modernized Hayden Planetarium.
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^ Hanks also provides the voice over for the Hayden planetarium show at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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^ Hanks also provided the voice over for the first new planetarium show following the opening of the new Rose Center for Earth & Space in the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

In 2006, the Space Foundation awarded Hanks the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award.[27] .The award is given annually to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to public awareness of space programs.^ The award is given annually to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to public awareness of space programs.

^ The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given to an individual for "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.
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^ Certainly, a well-deserved honor given Hanks’ contributions to raising awareness of the heroism of WWII soldiers.

.In June 2006 Hanks was inducted as an honorary member of the United States Army Rangers Hall of Fame for his accurate portrayal of a Captain in the movie Saving Private Ryan; Hanks, who was unable to attend the induction ceremony, was the first actor to receive such an honor.^ In June 2006 Hanks was inducted as an honorary member of the US Army's Ranger Hall of Fame for his accurate portrayal of a commander in the movie Saving Private Ryan.
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^ Members of the 2009 B &C Hall of Fame class receive their honors at the Waldorf-Astoria, Oct.
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^ Hanks, who was unable to attend the induction ceremony, becomes the first actor to receive such an honor.
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[28] .In addition to his role in Saving Private Ryan, Hanks was cited for serving as the national spokesperson for the World War II Memorial Campaign, for being the honorary chairperson of the D-Day Museum Capital Campaign, and for his role in writing and helping to produce the Emmy Award-winning miniseries, Band of Brothers.^ Besides his role in “Saving Private Ryan,” Hanks was cited for serving as the national spokesman for the World War II Memorial Campaign, for being the honorary chairman of the D-Day Museum Capital Campaign, and for his role in writing and helping to produce the Emmy Award-winning miniseries, “Band of Brothers.” .

^ World War II one.
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^ TV projects, including the Emmy-winning 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers ).
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.Hanks was one of several celebrities who frequently participated in planned comedy bits on Late Night with Conan O'Brien while a guest.^ Hanks claims to be a relative of James Hanks, one of several possible fathers of Nancy Hanks, mother of United States president Abraham Lincoln.
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^ Playing a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination, Hanks proved that he had the depth and talent to be one of the greats.
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^ Robert Langdon "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" - Episode dated 20 February 2009 (2009) TV episode ....
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.On one visit, Hanks asked Conan to join his run for president on the "Bad Haircut Party" ticket, with confetti and balloons and a hand held sign with the slogan "You'd be stupid to vote for us". On another, O'Brien, noting that Hanks was missing Christmas on his promotional tour, brought the season to him, including a gift (the skeleton of Hooch), and a mass of snow burying them both.^ I hope you will join us in that contest.== .
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^ I hope you will join us in that contest.
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^ Hanks claims to be a relative of James Hanks, one of several possible fathers of Nancy Hanks, mother of United States president Abraham Lincoln.
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.On yet another episode, Conan gave Hanks a painting he had commissioned reflecting two of his interests: Astronauts landing on the beach at Normandy.^ YET… Hanks completely ignores another group… Black people, who were the largest of the majority to vote for the prop 8.
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^ Hanks would next re-team with his Splash buddy Ron Howard for Apollo 13, in which Hanks gave a dynamic performance as astronaut Jim Lovell.

^ It was, however, worth it, as Hollywood rumours abound that Cast Away could earn Hanks yet another Oscar.
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.On March 10, 2008, Hanks was on hand at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to induct sixties sensation The Dave Clark Five.^ Tom Hanks has been inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame .

^ Synopsis: Tom Hanks made his directorial debut in this bright comedy set in the mid-1960's about a rock group and their brief fling with fame.
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^ In June 2006 Hanks was inducted as an honorary member of the US Army's Ranger Hall of Fame for his accurate portrayal of a commander in the movie Saving Private Ryan.
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.He praised the group for both the joy of their music and for never signing away their publishing rights.^ Because Jews and blacks didn’t raise money for a calculated effort to take rights away from a group, and then demonize them.== .
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[29]
.Hanks is working on the next film in the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 3, reprising his role as Sheriff Woody, scheduled for release in 2010. He reprised the voice of Woody after he, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger were invited to a movie theatre to see a complete story reel of the movie.^ The same year, Hanks starred in the animated blockbuster Toy Story as the voice of the toy Sheriff Woody.
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^ Hanks is working on the next film in the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 3 , reprising his role as Sheriff Woody, scheduled for release in 2010.
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^ He also reprised his role as the voice of Woody in Toy Story 2, the first ever animated sequel to see theatrical release.

[30]
.Hanks is a known fan of English Premier League Football club Aston Villa and was presented with a shirt on a TV show with the print 'Hanks 1' on the back.^ Hanks is a fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team and English Premier League football (soccer) team Aston Villa.
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^ Hanks is a known 'fan' of English Premier League Football club, Aston Villa and was presented with a shirt on a TV show with the print 'Hanks 1' on the back.
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^ The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition (International: English title: cut version) - Episode dated 12 May 2009 (2009) TV episode ....
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.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Hanks confirmed his affiliation with the club in an interview with Jonathan Ross in May 2009, citing his public like for the name as the reason why the media portray him as an Aston Villa fan.^ Hanks seems to think, like a lot of others, that Obama can "unify" us....but they never say why they think that.
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^ Tom Hanks, a member of the liberal Hollywood/Broadway arts media elite, is only doing what he and others like him know what to do--put out films and plays that depict one side and one side only.
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^ John - January 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm Hanks, of course, has the absolute right to say anything he likes.
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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1980 He Knows You're Alone Elliot
1982 Mazes and Monsters Robbie Wheeling Made for Television
1984 Splash Allen Bauer
Bachelor Party Rick Gassko
1985 The Man With One Red Shoe Richard Harlan Drew
Volunteers Lawrence Whatley Bourne III
1986 The Money Pit Walter Fielding, Jr.
Nothing in Common David Basner
Every Time We Say Goodbye David Bradley
1987 Dragnet Pep Streebeck
1988 Big Adult Josh Baskin American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for Punchline
Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Punchline Steven Gold Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor also for Big
1989 Turner and Hooch Detective Scott Turner
The 'Burbs Ray Peterson
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Joe Banks
The Bonfire of the Vanities Sherman McCoy
1992 A League of Their Own Jimmy Dugan American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture
Radio Flyer Older Mike (uncredited)
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Sam Baldwin Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Philadelphia Andrew Beckett Academy Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Silver Bear for Best Actor
1994 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump Academy Award for Best Actor
American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
1995 Apollo 13 Jim Lovell Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Toy Story Woody (voice)
1996 That Thing You Do! Mr. White (writer and director)
1998 Saving Private Ryan Captain John H. Miller Empire Award for Best Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
You've Got Mail Joe Fox Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture
1999 Toy Story 2 Woody (voice only)
The Green Mile Paul Edgecombe Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2000 Cast Away Chuck Noland (Producer)
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2002 Road to Perdition Michael Sullivan, Sr. Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Catch Me if You Can FBI Agent Carl Hanratty
2004 The Terminal Viktor Navorski
The Ladykillers Professor G.H. Dorr
Elvis Has Left the Building Mailbox Elvis (cameo)
The Polar Express Santa Claus, Express Conductor,
Hobo, Hero Boy, Father
(Executive producer)
(voice/motion capture)
2006 The Da Vinci Code Professor Robert Langdon
Cars Sheriff Woody Car (Station Wagon) (cameo - voice only)
2007 The Simpsons Movie Himself (voice)
Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2008 The Great Buck Howard Mr. Gable
2009 Angels & Demons Professor Robert Langdon
The National Parks: America's Best Idea Various historical figures (voice)
Where The Wild Things Are (producer)
2010 Toy Story 3 Sheriff Woody filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1980—1982 Bosom Buddies Kip Wilson
1982 Taxi Gordon
Mazes and Monsters Robbie Wheeling
Happy Days Dr. Dwayne Twitchell Episode "A Case of Revenge"
1983 Family Ties Ned Elyse Keaton's brother
1994 Vault of Horror I Director
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Narrator (also executive producer/director/writer) Miniseries
2001 Band of Brothers Producer, director, writer Miniseries
2002 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Interviewee
2006— Big Love Executive producer Television series
2008 John Adams Executive producer Miniseries
2010 The Pacific Executive producer Miniseries

Other accolades

Year Organization Award Result
1988 Hollywood Women's Press Club Golden Apple Award Won
1995 Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Won
2002 American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award Won[31]
Hollywood Film Festival Actor of the Year Won
2004 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Won
Bambi Awards Bambi for Film - International Won
2009 Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute Won

Eponym

Asteroid 12818 Tomhanks has been named after him.[32]

References

  1. ^ People Index from Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ Fenster, Bob. They Did What!? The Funny, Weird, Wonderful, and Stupid Things Famous People Have Done, Andrews Publishing, 2002. p. 55.
  3. ^ Lawrence M. Hanks, Associate Professor - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  4. ^ Television listings, TV Guide, 2003-11-27, http://books.google.com/books?id=Uek4AAAAIAAJ&q=Tom+Hanks+Family+Ties&dq=Tom+Hanks+Family+Ties&pgis=1, retrieved 2009-01-20 .
  5. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2002). Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television. Gale Research. p. 117. ISBN 0787651168. 
  6. ^ Winner Speeches.
  7. ^ "Hanks files big fat 'Greek' lawsuit" - United Press International - (c/o NewsDaily.com) - August 8, 2007.
  8. ^ "Hanks sues over unpaid 'My big fat Greek wedding' profits", Irish Examiner, 8 August 2007.
  9. ^ "Actor Hanks voted in by Academy", BBC, 25 August 2005.
  10. ^ "Hanks tops 'most trusted' index", BBC, 27 September 2006.
  11. ^ "A real Movie challenge". BBC. November 9, 2006.
  12. ^ Tyler, Joshua. "Tom Hanks Confirmed For Da Vinci Code Sequel", Cinema Blend, 10 April 2007.
  13. ^ Fleming, Michael. "Howard moves fast with 'Code' sequel", Variety, 24 October 2007.
  14. ^ "Where the Wild Things Are". Box Office Mojo. Accessed October 19, 2009.
  15. ^ "People Index." Box Office Mojo.
  16. ^ "Tom Hanks." Box Office Mojo.
  17. ^ Tom Hanks, Us Magazine.
  18. ^ Tom Hanks, E! Entertainment Television.
  19. ^ Tom Hanks on Letterman.
  20. ^ Bird-like electric car to make Palo Alto debut Wednesday. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  21. ^ "Hollywood Loves Hybrid Cars", Washington Post (c/o AllAboutHyBridCars.com).
  22. ^ Beware: Celebrity Endorsement par Tom Hanks from Vidéos MySpaceTV.
  23. ^ California propositions: Proposition 8, county-by-county map, margin of victory, Los Angeles Times.
  24. ^ "Tom Hanks Get Payback for Prop 8" from Lonsberry.com.
  25. ^ Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Proposition 8 'Un-American', Fox News.
  26. ^ Tom Hanks Apologizes for Calling Mormon Supporters of Proposition 8 'Un-American', Fox News.
  27. ^ Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  28. ^ "Army honors Tom Hanks", Associated Press (c/o News24), 30 June 2006.
  29. ^ Marshal J WMT KPIX KGO Kids Show Host Jay Alexander.
  30. ^ Tom Hanks on Toy Story 3 from Firstshowing.net.
  31. ^ The Achievement of Tom Hanks from the AFI website.
  32. ^ Minor Planet Names: Alphabetical List from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Further reading

  • Gardner, David, Tom Hanks: The Unauthorized Biography, London, England 1999
  • Gardner, David, Tom Hanks: Enigma 2007
  • Pfeiffer, Lee, The Films of Tom Hanks, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1996
  • Salamon, Julie, The Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood, Boston, 1991
  • Trakin, Roy, Tom Hanks: Journey to Stardom, 1987; rev. ed.1995
  • Wallner, Rosemary, Tom Hanks: Academy Award–Winning Actor, Edina, Minnesota, 1994

External links


Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer.^ "Thomas Jeffrey Hanks" (born July 9, 1956) is an American two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, Emmy-winning director, voice-over artist, writer, and movie producer.

^ Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor famous for playing notable roles in many popular and critically acclaimed movies.

^ Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer.
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  • Tom Hanks | ajc.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

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  • We live in a society where there is no law in making money in the promulgation of ignorance or, in some cases, stupidity.^ I have no idea why, but for some reason, I'm able to make movies for a living.
    • Tom Hanks - Playboy Interview - Tom Hanks 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen," he said.
    • Tom Hanks Archives - Celebrity News, Photos and Gossip - Socialite Life 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are also some mistakes that I know I'm making, no matter how hard I try."
    • Tom Hanks Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

    .There are a lot of things you can say never happened.^ I would NEVER say such a thing.
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    • Tom Hanks - AppleInsider 10 January 2010 22:022 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Of course there is also that small thing about doing what you are paid to do and taking pride in your work.
    • Tom Hanks Loses Home Construction Lawsuit 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I think that, depending on the audience member, you’ll get a lot of different takes that some people will find certain things really funny, some people find the whole thing terrifying.

    .You can go as relatively quasi-harmless as saying no one went to the moon.^ What, you’re going to say no to me?
    • Kurt Andersen ~ The New Yorker ~ The Tom Hanks Phenomenon 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC kurtandersen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ No one's going to care about that.'
    • Tom Hanks Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]
    • Tom Hanks The Polar Express 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one who agrees with me says that.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Why Does Tom Hanks Single Out Mormons? 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But you also can say that the Holocaust never happened.^ You know what they say, the apple never falls far from the tree.
    • Tom Hanks Archives - Celebrity News, Photos and Gossip - Socialite Life 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC socialitelife.celebuzz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Second, even though you say, “according to you,” I never said that God came AFTER the void.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Why Does Tom Hanks Single Out Mormons? 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you’re going to do that–if you’re going to change what really happened, then people are going to be in places they never were and will say things they never said.
    • Buzzine » Tom Hanks Interview 10 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.buzzine.com [Source type: General]

    • At the November 2002 Cape Canaveral premiere of the IMAX version of Apollo 13.

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Tom Hanks
File:Tom Hanks, February
Tom Hanks in 2004
Born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
July 9, 1956 (1956-07-09) (age 54)
Concord, California, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Years active 1979 - present
Spouse Samantha Lewes (1978-1987)
Rita Wilson (1988-present)
Children Colin, Elizabeth, Chet, Truman
Parents Amos Hanks (deceased)

Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and film producer.

Many of Hanks' early movies were goofy comedies. He was made famous by his roles in Splash and Big. He made his way into drama with A League of Their Own and Philadelphia. He went back to comedy with Forrest Gump. Hanks would star in many more famous movies, including Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story,Cast Away, The Terminal, The Da Vinci Code and The Green Mile.

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