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Tom Hanks, full name (Thomas Jeffrey Hanks) was born on July 9, 1956, In America. He is an actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks’s films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America.
Tom made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films that received positive media attention, such as Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), and A League of Their Own (1992). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the title character in Forrest Gump (1994). Tom 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), as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which launched him as a director, producer, and screenwriter.
Tom’s other films include the romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998); the dramas Apollo 13 (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), and Cloud Atlas (2012); and the biographical dramas Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016), A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), and News of the World (2020). 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.
Tom Hanks Family:
Tom has two brothers Jim Hanks and Larry Hanks. His first wife was Samanta Lewes and now he married Rita Wilson in 1988. He has 4 children including Collin and Chet.
Tom Hanks Net Worth:
Tom Hanks’ net worth is $350 million dollars. All of it is earned by acting and filmmaking. He earns nearly $1 million dollars a month.
Tom Hanks Education:
Tom got his schooling from Skyline High School, then went to Chabot Colleges To Study Theatre. After 2 years, he went to California State University, Sacramento.
Tom Hanks Career:
In 1979, Tom moved to New York City, where he made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film He Knows You’re Alone (1980) and landed a starring role in the television movie Mazes and Monsters. He was cast in the lead, Callimaco, in the Riverside Shakespeare Company’s production of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Mandrake, directed by Daniel Southern. The following year, Tom landed one of the lead roles, that of character Kip Wilson, on the ABC television pilot of Bosom Buddies.
Tom Hanks 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. Tom had previously partnered with Scolari on the 1970s game show Make Me Laugh. After landing the role, Hanks moved to Los Angeles.
Bosom Buddies ran for two seasons, and, although the ratings were never strong, television critics gave the program high marks. “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.’ I knew he’d be a movie star in two years.” However, he was not able to convince Tom. “The television show had come out of nowhere,” Tom’s best friend Tom Lizzio told Rolling Stone.
Bosom Buddies and a guest appearance on a 1982 episode of Happy Days prompted director Ron Howard to contact Tom. Howard was working on the film 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. Instead, Hanks landed the lead role in Splash, which went on to become a surprise box office hit, grossing more than US$69 million. Tom Hanks also had a sizable hit with the sex comedy Bachelor Party, also in 1984. In 1983–84, Tom made three guest appearances on Family Ties as Elyse Keaton’s alcoholic brother Ned Donnelly.
With Nothing in Common (1986)—a story of a young man alienated from his father (played by Jackie Gleason)— Tom began to extend himself from comedic roles to dramatic roles. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Hanks commented on his experience: “It changed my desires about working in movies. Part of it was the nature of the material, what we were trying to say. But besides that, it focused on people’s relationships. The story was about a guy and his father, unlike, say, The Money Pit, where the story is really about a guy and his house.” After a few more flops and a moderate success with the comedy Dragnet, Tom Hanks’ stature in the film industry rose.
Tom Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own, in 1992. Tom has said his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he continuously improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Tom noted his “modern era of moviemaking … because enough self-discovery has gone on … My work has become less pretentiously fake and over the top”.
This “modern era” began in 1993 for Tom Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia. The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love over the radio airwaves. Richard Schickel of TIME called his performance “charming,” and most critics agreed that Hanks’s portrayal ensured him a place among the premier romantic-comedy stars of his generation.
In Philadelphia, he played a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination. Tom Hanks lost 35 pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role. In a review for People, Leah Rozen stated, “Above all, credit for Philadelphia’s success belongs to Tom, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint. He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar.” Tom won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. 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 Hanks followed Philadelphia with the 1994 hit Forrest Gump which grossed a worldwide total of over $600 million at the box office. Hanks remarked: “When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of that 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 still do.” Tom 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.
Tom Hanks Latest Movies:
- Bridge Of Spies
- Sully: Miracle On The Hudson
- Captain Phillips
- The Circle
- The Terminal
- Charlie Wilson’s War
Tom Hanks Upcoming Movies:
- A Man Called Ove
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