Tom Hanks is a renowned American actor and director who has won two consecutive Oscars for Best Actor for his performances in Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994), respectively. He is one of the richest and best paid actors in Hollywood.
His films have grossed more than $ 9 billion at the global box office. He first made himself known through his extraordinary rendition in the comedy film Splash. He also catapulted to stardom with his roles in such films as Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, The Da Vinci Code, Sully, The Post, for n ‘ to name a few.
Hank went to Chabot College and later on joined California State University to study theatre. During his time in school, he won the Cleveland Critics Award for Best Actor.
Born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks to Amos Mefford and Janet Marylyn, who gave birth to him in 1956. The parents divorced after in 1960, and their father went with three oldest children while the mother moved out with him and Jim, also a filmmaker.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Anniversary/date of birth
Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California, United States.
He is currently 63 years old.
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His ancestry is Portuguese and American.
Tom Hanks attended Skyline High School in Oakland and then studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California. Two years later, he moved to California State University to give up.
- Father – Amos Mefford Hanks (traveling cook)
- Mother – Janet Marylyn (Frager, hospital worker)
- Brothers and sisters – Sandra Hanks (older sister, writer), Larry Hanks (older brother, teacher) and Jim Hanks (younger brother, actor and director).
Tom Hanks married his first wife, Samantha Lewes, on January 24, 1978, after three years of dating. The couple announced their separation in August 1985 and divorced in March 1987. They have two children: Colin Lewes (born November 24, 1977) and Elizabeth Ann (born May 17, 1982).
Hanks married his second wife, actress Rita Wilson, on April 30, 1988. The couple has two children: Chester Marlon (born August 4, 1990) and Truman Theodore (born December 26, 1995).
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 meters
- In kilograms -82kg
- In pounds – 180.779 lbs
He is wearing a shoe size 11 (US).
Beginning of the film
Tom Hanks debuted as an Elliot in the 1980s American slasher film, He Knows Your Alone, directed by Armand Mastroianni.
Beginning of television
His first role in a television series dates back to 1980, when he was portrayed as Rick Martin in an episode of the comedy series The Love Boat.
Tom Hanks has worked on Big (1988), Volcano (1990), Radio Flyer (1992), A League of Their Own (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan. (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cast Away (2000), The Terminal (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Cars (2006), Bridge of Spies (2015) and The Post (2017).
His television roles include Saturday Night Live (1985 – 2015), Tales of the Crypt (1992), Band of Brothers (2001), The Pacific (2010) and The Story of Terror! (2013).
He has done work of approval for the National Memorial of the Second World War and The Nature Conservancy.
Tom Hanks Favorites
- Favorite dish – Greek Gyros
- Favorite artist – Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat
- Favorite band – Alabama Thunderpussy
- Favorite color – Green
- Favorite Books – “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote
Awards & Achievements
Inducted the United States Army Rangers Hall of Fame, received a Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award from Space Foundation, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, Kennedy Center Honors Medallion 2014, French Legion of Honor 2016. Other awards Tom Hanks has received are 2 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 8 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 36 nominations.
Tom Hanks Net worth 2020
As of March 2020, Tom Hanks’s net worth is considered to be at $400 million, and currently, he earns millions of dollars per film. Tom Hanks net worth figures have been contributed to his numerous number of films he has appeared all grossing to over $9 billion making him the 3rd highest-grossing actors in the Hollywood circles. His success, especially in comedy films, has made him become one of the most sought-after actors in the world.
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Tom Hanks Facts
Hanks received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the largest civilian honor of the US Navy, on Veterans Day 1999, for his work in the epic Saving Private Ryan.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 1, 1992.
In 2002, he was honored by the Life Achievement Award of the American Film Institute, presented by Steven Spielberg. He became the youngest recipient of this prestigious honor.
His favorite baseball team is the Cleveland Indians.
He was inducted into the US Army Rangers Hall of Fame in June 2006.
Tom is a good friend with Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.
Hanks made his Broadway debut in 2013 in Ephron’s play, Lucky Guy, which earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
In 2014, Hanks received a Kennedy Center Honor and two years later, he received a President’s Freedom Medal from President Barack Obama.
Hanks is converted to the Greek Orthodox Church before marrying his second wife, Rita Wilson.
In 2016, Hanks was received with the French Legion of Honor, for his presentation of World War II and the support of veterans of the Second World War, with Tom Brokaw, NBC retired presenter and Nick Mueller , president of the WWII Museum, New Orleans.
In 2017, he played the main character of the animated YouTube web series entitled The Musical World of Mr. Zoink.
Hanks is the fourth largest box office star in North America, with a gross total of more than $ 4.5 billion at the North American box office.
After Spencer Tracy, he became the second actor to win the Oscar for Best Actor in the following years. He received the award for the films Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994).