Actor of the Week: TOM HANKS

Updated: Jun 28


Age: 63

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).



ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 6 WINS: 2

2020 - Best Supporting Actor: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

2001 - Best Leading Actor: CAST AWAY

1999 - Best Leading Actor: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

1995 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: FORREST GUMP

1994 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: PHILADELPHIA

1989 - Best Leading Actor: BIG


BAFTA NOMINATIONS: 5

2020 - Best Supporting Actor: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

2014 - Best Leading Actor: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

2001 - Best Leading Actor: CAST AWAY

1999 - Best Leading Actor: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

1995 - Best Leading Actor: FORREST GUMP


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 12 WIN: 3

2020 - Best Supporting Actor: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

2018 - Best Leading Actor: THE POST

2014 - Best Leading Actor: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

2008 - Best Leading Actor: CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR

2001 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: CAST AWAY

1999 - Best Leading Actor: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

1995 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: FORREST GUMP

1994 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: PHILADELPHIA

1994 - Best Leading Actor: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

1989 - Best Leading Actor: BIG



How do you rate Tom Hanks' movies?








WATCH TOM HANKS THIS WEEK


ON TV:


Sky Cinema Tom Hanks - All Weekend

Some of Hanks finest performances and films all weekend and in the Sky Store.

This includes: Captain Phillips, Sleepless in Seattle, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Philadelphia & The Terminal.



ON NETFLIX & AMAZON:


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!!



What's your favourite Tom Hanks performance / film?









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