Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Age: 62
Birthdate: July 9, 1956
Birthplace: Concord, California,
United States of America

Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail (both 1998), Cast Away (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. Banks (both 2013), as well as for his voice work in the animated films The Polar Express (2004) and the Toy Story series.

Hanks has earned and been nominated for numerous awards during his career, including winning a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump. In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Hanks is also known for his collaboration with film director Steven Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can (2002), and The Terminal (2004), as well as the 2001 mini-series Band of Brothers, which launched Hanks as a successful director, producer, and writer. In 2010, Spielberg and Hanks were executive producers on the HBO mini-series The Pacific (a companion piece to Band of Brothers).

As of 2014, Hanks' films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the US and Canada box offices, and over $8.4 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors in film history.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Joe Banks
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Sam Baldwin
1995 Apollo 13 Jim Lovell
1998 Saving Private Ryan John H. Miller
You've Got Mail Joe Fox
2001 Band of Brothers British Officer
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson
2011 Larry Crowne Larry Crowne


Year Title Notes
2001 Band of Brothers Episode: "Crossroads"
2011 Larry Crowne


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Band of Brothers Executive Producer
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Producer
2008 John Adams Executive Producer
2010 The Pacific Executive Producer
2011 Larry Crowne Producer
2012 Game Change Executive Producer
2013 Parkland Producer


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Band of Brothers Teleplay Episode: "Currahee"
2011 Larry Crowne Writer

Detailed filmographyEdit

List of portrayalsEdit

No. Photo Historical Figure Portrayed in Year Media Number of Times Portrayed Character
1 Jim Lovell played by Tom Hanks in Apollo 13 Jim Lovell Apollo 13 1995 Film 1
2 Charlie Wilson played by Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson Charlie Wilson's War 2007 Film 1

List of fictional portrayalsEdit

No. Photo Character Portrayed in Year Media Number of Times Portrayed Character
1 John H. Miller played by Tom Hanks John H. Miller Saving Private Ryan 1998 Film 1

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