Thomas Jeffrey Hanks : (Biography)
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is
an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic
roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A
League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Apollo 13 (1995),
You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to
Perdition (2002), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks
(2013), and Sully (2016). He has also starred in the Robert Langdon film
series, and voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. He is one of the
most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as
an American cultural icon.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks July 9, 1956 (age 62) Concord, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Hanks has collaborated with film director
Steven Spielberg on five films to date: 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 Hanks
as a successful director, producer, and screenwriter. In 2010, Spielberg and
Hanks were executive producers on the HBO miniseries The Pacific.
Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.6
billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $9.2 billion worldwide,
making him the fourth highest-grossing actor in North America. Hanks has been nominated
for numerous awards during his career. He won a Golden Globe Award and an
Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia (1993), as well as a
Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People’s
Choice Award for Best Actor for Forrest Gump (1994). In 1995, Hanks became one
of only two actors who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in consecutive
years, with Spencer Tracy being the other. In 2004, he received the Stanley
Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film
and Television Arts (BAFTA).In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor, and in
2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama,
as well as the French Legion of Honor.