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Tom Hanks

Birth Name: 
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Birthday: 
Monday, July 9, 1956
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Birth Place: 
Concord, California, USA
Height: 
6' 0"

Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a "fractured" family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism, just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college and, in fact, credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career - he went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. He met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson on the set of the his television show "Bosom Buddies" (1980), she appeared in one episode in the second season (1981) - they have two children and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife. In 1996, he made his first step behind the camera, directing as well as starring and writing the film That Thing You Do! (1996).

Awards and Nominations

2001 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Cast Away)
1999 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Saving Private Ryan)
1995 - Won - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Forrest Gump)
1994 - Won - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Philadelphia)
1989 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Big)

News

Tom Hanks to Create and Star in Animated Sci-Fi Show on Yahoo

Tom Hanks has created an animated science-fiction show that initially will stream exclusively on Yahoo in what is the giant Internet portal’s first foray into narrative storytelling, the partners are set to announce Monday.... Read more
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Tom Hanks to Guest Star on '30 Rock'

Tom Hanks has another big deal in the pipeline: the actor is set to guest star on NBC's 30 Rock. The Oscar winner will appear on the Thursday night comedy, a source familiar with the show's plans confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.... Read more
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Tom Hanks to Play Capt. Richard Phillips in Somali Pirate Hostage Story

Tom Hanks is attached to star as true-life high-seas hero Capt. Richard Phillips in Columbia Pictures' account of the international incident of an American ship captured by Somali pirates.... Read more
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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Teaming Up for Live-Action 'Jungle Cruise' Film

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who voice-starred together in Disney’s Toy Story movies, are teaming up for another Disney project, Jungle Cruise.... Read more
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John Goodman Joining Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks in 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

John Goodman is joining the cast of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Stephen Daldry's adaptation of the Jonathan Safran Foer novel. Scott Rudin is producing the Warner Bros./Paramount co-production, which stars Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks.... Read more
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Reviews

Cloud Atlas

To say Cloud Atlas is an ambitious title would be an understatement. Translating a novel into a film is difficult enough, and Cloud Atlas features six intertwining stories across various time periods.... Read more
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (BLU-RAY)

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE:... Read more
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Honey 2 (BLU-RAY)

They say if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all.  Well, that doesn’t quite work in this instance since you are reading this because you want to know about the movie.  Well…it wasn’t good.  I know that’s harsh but that’s the word.... Read more
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Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne is man just floating above water.... Read more
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Toy Story 3 (BLU-RAY)

Pixar comes full circle.  When the fledgling animation studio first launched the risky and expensive CGI format back in the mid 90s, they (and Disney) had no idea what would become of them.  They had no idea that they would become the most successful studio launch in the history of Hollywood.  Th... Read more
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Videos

Saving Mr. Banks (Tom Hanks Interview)

Saving Mr. Banks (Tom Hanks Interview)

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Captain Phillips (Unarmed Trailer)

Captain Phillips (Unarmed Trailer)

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Saving Mr. Banks (Trailer #1)

Saving Mr. Banks (Trailer #1)

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Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

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Cloud Atlas: A Multitude Of Drops FEATURETTE

Cloud Atlas: A Multitude Of Drops FEATURETTE

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