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Tom Hanks

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Biography

Hanks receiving the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Medallion, December 2014

Source: Wikipedia

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is known for his various film roles, including Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Catch Me if You Can (2002) and The Da Vinci Code (2006), as well as for his voice work in the animated films The Polar Express (2004) and the Toy Story series.

Fact file

  • Born: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks July 9, 1956 (age 60) Concord, California
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California
  • Occupation: Actor, filmmaker
  • Years active: 1978–present
  • Net worth: $390 million (May 2014)
  • Spouse(s): Samantha Lewes (m. 1978; div. 1987) Rita Wilson (m. 1988)
  • Children: 4 (including Colin Hanks)
  • Relatives: Jim Hanks (brother)

Read more about Tom Hanks at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

'Letters From Hollywood' opens mail from Humphrey Bogart, Joan Crawford and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-21 14:30:47
'Letters From Hollywood' assembles private missives from Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Tom Hanks, Alfred Hitchcock and more.

Q&A: Brian Grazer talks new book 'Face to Face' and how Tom Hanks kept him from dropping '8 Mile'
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-20 14:00:31
Producer Brian Grazer writes about how his skill at connecting with people, combined with old-fashioned Hollywood persistence, helped him get "Inside Man" and "American Gangster" made.

Newsletter: Toronto Film Festival wraps up
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-09-13 15:00:19
Tom Hanks charmed as Mister Rogers, while "Joker" received a mixed response at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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