Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Actor, Writer

BIO

Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956, height 6' (1,83 m)) is an American actor, producer, writer and director.

Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies, gaining wide notice in 1988's Big, 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, Joe Fox in You've Got Mail and Chuck Noland in Cast Away. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed $3.9 billion.

Birthday

July 9, 1956

Place of birth

Concord - California - USA

Known for

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California Typewriter

California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film ... Read more

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A Timeless Call

U.S. Veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic convention. Read more

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The War

The War is a seven episode documentary miniseries, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, that ex... Read more

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6.5

The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch

Twenty-three years after the release of the original Beatles mockumentary, 'The Rutles: All You N... Read more

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And the Oscar Goes To...

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, And th... Read more

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Shooting War

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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

Twelve men who belong to one of the world's most exclusive fraternities -- people who've walked o... Read more

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5.8

Who Killed the Electric Car?

In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, pr... Read more

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Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

A look behind the scenes of Robert Zemeckis' 1994 Oscar-winning film, 'Forrest Gump'. Read more

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Rebels of Oakland: The A's, The Raiders, The '70s

"As soon as you hear the title to this new one, you know exactly what it's about and why it's lik... Read more

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Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation and most people had never s... Read more

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The Extraordinary Voyage

The miraculous discovery of a hand-colored print of the world-famous TRIP TO THE MOON, the 1902 G... Read more

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Return With Honor

The story of U.S. fighter pilots shot down over North Vietnam who became POWs for up to 8 and a h... Read more

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Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13

This is a truly terrific piece of work. The program involves Ron Howard, Jim Lovell, Marilyn Love... Read more

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Prohibition

The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the fa... Read more

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America: A Tribute to Heroes

America: A Tribute to Heroes was a benefit concert organized by actor George Clooney and broadcas... Read more

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All In

A behind-the-scenes look at the team and event that made history. The DVD chronicles the Rider's... Read more

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Killing Lincoln

April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing “a tyrant,” as he charged — the 16... Read more

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Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond

Retrospective looking at the revolutionary computer-animated feature film Toy Story. Read more

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From the Earth to the Moon

Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story o... Read more

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The Story Behind 'Toy Story'

The documentary short of Toy Story of why and how the feature length blockbuster sleeper movie be... Read more

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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

Join an American couple’s courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe... Read more