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Tom Hanks

Lowest Rated:   9% My Life in Ruins (2009)
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Birthplace:   Concord, California
American leading actor Tom Hanks has become one of the most popular stars in contemporary American cinema. Born July 9, 1956, in Concord, CA, Hanks spent much of his childhood moving about with his father, an itinerant cook, and continually attempting to cope with constantly changing schools, religions, and stepmothers. After settling in Oakland, CA, he began performing in high-school plays. He continued acting while attending Cal State, Sacramento, and left to pursue his vocation full-time. In 1978, Hanks went to find work in New York; while there he married actress/producer Samantha Lewes, whom he later divorced.Hanks debuted onscreen in the low-budget slasher movie He Knows You're Alone (1979). Shortly afterward he moved to Los Angeles and landed a co-starring role in the TV sitcom Bosom Buddies; he also worked occasionally in other TV series such as Taxi and Family Ties, as well as in the TV movie Mazes and Monsters. Hanks finally became prominent when he starred opposite Daryl Hannah in the Disney comedy Splash!, which became the sleeper hit of 1984. Audiences were drawn to the lanky, curly headed actor's amiable, laid-back style and keen sense of comic timing. He went on to appear in a string of mostly unsuccessful comedies before starring in Big (1988), in which he gave a delightful performance as a child in a grown man's body. His 1990 film Bonfire of the Vanities was one of the biggest bombs of the year, but audiences seemed to forgive his lapse. In 1992, Hanks' star again rose when he played the outwardly disgusting, inwardly warm-hearted coach in Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own. This led to a starring role in the smash hit romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle (1993).Although a fine comedic actor, Hanks earned critical respect and an even wider audience when he played a tormented AIDS-afflicted homosexual lawyer in the drama Philadelphia (1993) and won that year's Oscar for Best Actor. In 1994 he won again for his convincing portrait of the slow-witted but phenomenally lucky Forrest Gump, and his success continued with the smash space epic Apollo 13 (1995). In 1996, Hanks tried his hand at screenwriting, directing, and starring in a feature: That Thing You Do!, an upbeat tale of a one-hit wonder group and their manager. The film was not particularly successful, unlike Hanks' next directing endeavor, the TV miniseries From Earth to the Moon. The series was nominated for and won a slew of awards, including a series of Emmys. The success of this project was outdone by Hanks' next, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998). Ryan won vast critical acclaim and was nominated for 11 Oscars, including a Best Actor nomination for Hanks. The film won five, including a Best Director Oscar for Spielberg, but lost Best Picture to Shakespeare in Love, a slight that was to become the subject of controversy. No controversy surrounded Hanks' following film, Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail (1998), a romantic comedy that paired Hanks with his Sleepless co-star Meg Ryan. Although the film got mixed reviews, it was popular with filmgoers, and thus provided Hanks with another success to add to his resumé. Even more success came soon after when Hanks took home the 2000 Golden Globes' Best Actor in a drama award for his portrayal of a shipwrecked FedEx systems engineer who learns the virtues of wasted time in Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away. Though absent from the silver screen in 2001, Hanks remained in the public eye with a role in the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers as well as appearing in September 11 television special America: A Tribute to Heroes and the documentary Rescued From the Closet. Next teaming with American Beauty director Sam Mendes for the adaptation of Max Allan Collins graphic novel The Road to Perdition (subsequently inspired by the Japanese manga Lone Wolf and Cub, the nice-guy star took a rare anti-hero role as a hitman (albiet an honorable and fairly respectable hitman) on

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Toy Story 4
  • Woody
2019
No Score Yet The Circle
  • Actor
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet Felt
  • Producer
2017
19% Inferno
  • Robert Langdon
2016
13% Ithaca
  • Executive Producer
  • Mr. Macauley
2016
85% Sully
  • Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
2016
100% Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
  • Waitstill Sharp
2016
70% A Hologram for the King
  • Producer
  • Alan Clay
2016
30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Producer
2016
100% Everything Is Copy
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet California Typewriter
  • Actor
2016
91% Bridge of Spies
  • James Donovan
2015
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • Actor
2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Tcm Presents And The Oscar (R) Goes To...
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond
  • Actor
2014
78% Saving Mr. Banks
  • Walt Disney
2013
93% Toy Story of Terror!
  • Woody
2013
93% Captain Phillips
  • Captain Richard Phillips
2013
50% Parkland
  • Producer
2013
No Score Yet Killing Lincoln
  • Narrator
2013
No Score Yet An Article Of Hope
  • Executive Producer
2013
66% Cloud Atlas
  • Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Mgr./Isaac Sachs/Dermot Hoggins/Cavend
2012
46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Thomas Schell
2012
65% Game Change
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet Passport To The Universe
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Small Fry
  • Woody
2011
36% Larry Crowne
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Larry Crowne
2011
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation
  • Woody
2011
99% Toy Story 3
  • Woody
2010
No Score Yet Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum: Live - Legends
  • Actor
2010
73% Where the Wild Things Are
  • Producer
2009
9% My Life in Ruins
  • Executive Producer
2009
37% Angels & Demons
  • Robert Langdon
2009
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Troy's Father
  • Producer
2009
53% City of Ember
  • Producer
2008
54% Mamma Mia!
  • Executive Producer
2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Producer
2007
86% The Pixar Story
  • Actor
2007
88% The Simpsons Movie
  • Himself
2007
23% Evan Almighty
  • Executive Producer
2007
63% The Ant Bully
  • Producer
2006
88% Who Killed the Electric Car?
  • Actor
2006
74% Cars
  • Woody Car
2006
25% The Da Vinci Code
  • Dr. Robert Langdon
2006
90% Starter for 10
  • Producer
2006
90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Cold Case
  • Actor
2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
  • Narrator
2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks
  • Actor
2005
55% The Polar Express
  • Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa
  • Executive Producer
2004
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch
  • Himself
2004
61% The Terminal
  • Viktor Navorski
2004
55% The Ladykillers
  • Prof. Goldthwait Higginson Dorr
2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building
  • Mailbox Elvis
2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien - 10th Anniversary Special
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip
  • Horatio Nelson Jackson
2003
94% Great Performances
  • Actor
2003
96% Catch Me If You Can
  • Carl Hanratty
2002
81% Road to Perdition
  • Michael Sullivan
2002
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Producer
2002
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War
  • Narrator
2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Joe Versus The Volcano
  • Actor
2001
90% Cast Away
  • Producer
  • Chuck Noland
2000
80% The Green Mile
  • Paul
1999
100% Toy Story 2
  • Woody
1999
100% Return With Honor
  • Actor
1999
69% You've Got Mail
  • Joe Fox
1998
92% Saving Private Ryan
  • Capt. Miller
1998
No Score Yet Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan'
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of 96-97
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Directors
  • Actor
1997
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Mr. White
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1996
96% The Celluloid Closet
  • Interviewee
1996
No Score Yet The Universal Story
  • Actor
1996
100% Toy Story
  • Woody
1995
95% Apollo 13
  • Jim Lovell
1995
72% Forrest Gump
  • Forrest Gump
1994
No Score Yet Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump
  • Actor
1994
78% Philadelphia
  • Andrew Beckett
1993
72% Sleepless in Seattle
  • Sam Baldwin
1993
77% A League of Their Own
  • Jimmy Dugan
1992
32% Radio Flyer
  • Older Mike
1992
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Sherman McCoy
1990
59% Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Joe Banks
1990
54% Turner and Hooch
  • Det. Scott Turner
1989
47% The 'Burbs
  • Ray Peterson
1989
50% Punchline
  • Steven Gold
1988
97% Big
  • Josh
1988
46% Dragnet
  • Streebek
1987
58% Nothing in Common
  • David Basner
1986
47% The Money Pit
  • Walter Fielding Jr.
1986
No Score Yet Everytime We Say Goodbye
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • David
1986
58% Volunteers
  • Lawrence Bourne III
1985
50% The Man with One Red Shoe
  • Richard
1985
52% Bachelor Party
  • Rick Gassko
1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker
  • Actor
1984
92% Splash
  • Allen Bauer
1984
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters
  • Robbie Wheeling
1982
25% He Knows You're Alone
  • Elliot
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Band of Brothers
2001
  • Producer
  • British Officer
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Pacific
2010
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
No Score Yet The War
2007
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Appearing
  • Guest
85% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
96% Olive Kitteridge
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Speaker
  • Performer
The Eighties
2016
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Prohibition
2011
  • Actor
  • Voice
  • Narrator
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • Performer

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