Thomas Jeffrey Hanks popular as Tom Hanks is an actor and moviemaker from the USA. Hanks is known for his satirical and dramatic roles in films such as Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013). He has also starred in the Robert Langdon films, and he voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. He’s one of the world’s most popular movie stars and American cultural icon.
The actor’s movies grossed more than $4.9 billion in U.S. and Canadian box offices, and more than $9.96 billion globally, making him North America’s fifth-highest-grossing star. His nominations include a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for his performance in Philadelphia (1993), as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Guild Screen Actors Award, and a Forrest Gump People’s Choice Award (1994).
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Tom Hanks: Early Life, Education, Family
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born to hospital worker Janet Marylyn and itinerant chef Amos Mefford Hanks, in Concord, California on 9 July 1956. His mother was of Portuguese descent (the surname of her family was “Fraga” originally), although his father had English ancestors. His parents divorced in 1960. Their three oldest children, Sandra (later Sandra Hanks Benoiton, a writer), Larry (an entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), and Tom, went with their father, while the youngest, Jim (who also became an actor and filmmaker), remained with their mother in Red Bluff, California.
Hanks ‘ family moved regularly during his childhood; he had lived in 10 different houses by the age of 10. Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, then moved two years later to California State University, Sacramento. An interviewer asked Hanks if he would choose to have an Oscar or a Heisman Trophy. He replied by playing half-back for the California Golden Bears, he would rather win a Heisman.
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Tom Hanks: Career and achievements
Hanks moved to New York City in 1979 and debut in the low-budget slasher movie ‘He Knows You’re Alone’. that is how he landed a leading role in the Mazes and Monsters television movie. He played a lead role in Callimaco, in the Riverside Shakespeare Company. Hanks landed one of the lead roles on the Bosom Buddies ABC television pilot the following year, that of character Kip Wilson.
Hanks ‘ stature in the film industry grew after a few more flops and a modest success with the comedy Dragnet. The actor was identified as a major Hollywood star by the wide success of the fantasy comedy Big (1988), both as a box office draw and as an actor within the industry. Similarly, the Hollywood star received his first nomination to the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. Big was followed by Punchline later that year in which he and Sally Field co-starred as comedians in the struggle.
Then Hanks suffered a string of underperformers in the box office: The’ Burbs (1989), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), and The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). Hanks ‘ only financially successful film of that time was Turner & Hooch in 1989.
In 2004, he starred in three movies: The Ladykillers of the Coen brothers, another Spielberg film, The Terminal, and The Polar Express, a Zemeckis family film for which Hanks played multiple motion capture roles. In an interview with USA Weekend, Hanks explained how he selects projects:” A League of Their Own, it can’t be just another film for me. It has to get me to go somewhere. There must be some all-encompassing curiosity or feeling of having to do that particular film. I’d like to say I’m willing to go down every path to do it correctly”.
Caption: Tom Hanks in the mo0vie ‘The terminal’
Hanks will be appearing in Greyhound in 2020 as Commander Ernest Krause, a war film to be directed by Aaron Schneider. Sony Pictures is slated to release the film on May 8, 2020. Several months later Hanks stars in the science fiction drama BIOS as Finch, the last surviving man on Earth. The film will release on 2 October 2020. Hanks will also be appearing in News of the World in 2020, to become his second collaboration with director Paul Greengrass. The film releases on 25 December 2020.
Tom Hanks: Personal life and wife
In 1978 Hanks married US actress Samantha Lewes. They had one son, actor Colin Hanks, and Elizabeth Hanks, one daughter. Divorced in 1987, Hanks and Samantha Lewes. Hanks met actress Rita Wilson on the television comedy series Bosom Buddies (1980–1982) in 1981.
Wilson is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, of Greek and Bulgarian descent. Hanks had converted to her faith before he married her. In 1988 Hanks and Wilson married and had two daughters. The eldest, Chester Marlon “Chet” Hanks, played a minor role in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull Kingdom as a student and released a rap song in 2011. Their son, Theodore Truman, was born in 1995. Hanks lives in Los Angeles, California with his girlfriend, and in Ketchum, Idaho.
Caption: Tom Hanks with his first wife
On 27 December 2019 Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed the official papers. He marked Tom Hanks ‘ honorary naturalization, rendering him a Greek citizen.
Tom Hanks: Net Worth and social media
Being a producer and actor, Hanks definitely has a good sum of net worth collected for himself. The actor’s net worth as of 2019 is approximately $350 million. His main source of income is movies, however, there are definitely other areas Hanks has been investing in.
Similarly, Hanks likes to interact with his fans through social media platforms. The actor is available on Instagram with the username, ‘tomhanks’ with 6.3 million followers. Similarly, he is also available on Twitter by the name ‘tomhanks’ with 16 million followers.
Tom Hanks: Body measurements
The handsome actor is 1.83 meters tall and weighs 80 kgs with an endomorph body type. His shoe size is 11 however his exact body measurements are not available. The color of Hank’s hair is brown and eyes are blue.