Updated: Jul 30
Birthday: 9th July
Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.
Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedies Splash (1984) and Big (1988). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and a young man with below-average IQ in Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017).
Hanks' other notable films include the romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998); the dramas Apollo 13 (1995) and Cast Away (2000); and the biographical dramas Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Sully (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also appeared as the title character in the Robert Langdon film series, and has voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series (1995-2019).
MIX UP THEATRE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1
2021 - Best Leading Actor: NEWS OF THE WORLD
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TOM HANKS TOP 10 MOVIES...
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Apollo 13 (1995)
The Terminal (2004)
Cast Away (2000)
Captain Phillips (2013)
News of the World (2020)
WATCH TOM HANKS THIS WEEK
FILM: The Terminal (2014)
Hanks and Spielberg team up for this comedy drama - fittingly about someone stuck in an airport and can't fly anywhere!!
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