Tom Hanks

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Tom was born under the official name Hanks, Thomas Jeffrey on July 9th, 1956. He has been a credited actor since the film A Wilderness of Monkeys.

Tom Hanks is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in thirty-four films including the 2013 biography film Captain Phillips as the character Captain Richard Phillips, the 2012 drama movie Cloud Atlas playing Hotel Manager and the 2012 drama release Cloud Atlas cast as Dr. Henry Goose.

Tom is a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in seven films including: the 2013 biography film Saving Mr. Banks as the character Walt Disney, the 2004 comedy movie Elvis Has Left the Building playing Mailbox Elvis and the 2002 biography release Catch Me If You Can cast as Carl Hanratty.

Tom Hanks has earned salaries up to $70,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2010 adventure film Toy Story 3, which brought in $415,000,000 at the box office.

Tom Hanks has directed on numerous occassions including: That Thing You Do! (1996). In Tom Hanks produced his first movie, the comedy film A Wilderness of Monkeys. Since then he went on to produce seventeen movies including: A Wilderness of Monkeys () and Cast Away (2000) among others .

Tom is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least sixty-one magazines, captured in more than nine pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-seven publications and featured in thirty-nine magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least three books. He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.

As an actor Tom Hanks has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on five occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Andrew Beckett in the 1993 film Philadelphia. Tom Hanks also won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump .

Tom Hanks was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Josh in the 1988 movie Big , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Captain Miller in the 1998 movie Saving Private Ryan and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Chuck Noland in the 2000 movie Cast Away .

Quotes

" It's just as hard . . . staying happily married as it is doing movies.

Trivia

Is a frequent guest host on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ .
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