Tom Hanks

Highest Rated: 100% Notes From The Field (2018)
Lowest Rated: 9% My Life in Ruins (2009)
Birthday: Jul 9, 1956
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 the lam with his son (Tyler Ho

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Greyhound George Krause Screenwriter Producer 2020
No Score Yet A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Fred Rogers 2019
No Score Yet Toy Story 4 Woody 2019
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Executive Producer 2018
88% The Post Ben Bradlee $80.4M 2018
No Score Yet The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science Actor 2018
100% Notes From The Field Executive Producer 2018
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Producer $0.8M 2017
100% California Typewriter Actor 2017
15% The Circle Producer Actor $20.5M 2017
23% Inferno Robert Langdon $34.4M 2016
18% Ithaca Mr. Macauley Executive Producer 2016
86% Sully Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger $125.1M 2016
100% Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War Waitstill Sharp 2016
72% A Hologram for the King Producer Alan Clay 2016
28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Producer $52.1M 2016
100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
91% Bridge of Spies James Donovan 2015
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot Actor 2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 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
79% Saving Mr. Banks Walt Disney $53.3M 2013
94% Toy Story of Terror! Woody 2013
93% Captain Phillips Captain Richard Phillips $107.2M 2013
50% Parkland Producer $0.7M 2013
No Score Yet An Article Of Hope Executive Producer 2013
No Score Yet Killing Lincoln Narrator 2013
67% Cloud Atlas Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Mgr./Isaac Sachs/Dermot Hoggins/Cavend $22.2M 2012
46% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Thomas Schell $31.9M 2012
No Score Yet Passport To The Universe Actor 2012
68% Game Change Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet Small Fry Woody 2011
37% Larry Crowne Producer Screenwriter Director Larry Crowne $35.6M 2011
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation Woody 2011
98% Toy Story 3 Woody $415M 2010
No Score Yet Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum: Live - Legends Actor 2010
72% Where the Wild Things Are Producer $77.3M 2009
9% My Life in Ruins Executive Producer $8.5M 2009
37% Angels & Demons Robert Langdon $133.4M 2009
72% The Great Buck Howard Producer Troy's Father $0.7M 2009
53% City of Ember Producer $7.9M 2008
55% Mamma Mia! Executive Producer $143.8M 2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson Producer $66.7M 2007
86% The Pixar Story Actor 2007
88% The Simpsons Movie Himself $183.2M 2007
23% Evan Almighty Executive Producer $100.3M 2007
62% The Ant Bully Producer $28.2M 2006
89% Who Killed the Electric Car? Actor $1.4M 2006
74% Cars Woody Car $244.1M 2006
24% The Da Vinci Code Dr. Robert Langdon $217.6M 2006
90% Starter for 10 Producer $0.2M 2006
90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold Producer 2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Narrator $32.6M 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks Actor 2005
56% The Polar Express Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Executive Producer $162.9M 2004
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch Himself 2004
60% The Terminal Viktor Navorski $77.1M 2004
54% 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
95% Great Performances Actor $70.5K 2003
No Score Yet Concert for George Actor 2003
95% Catch Me If You Can Carl Hanratty $164.5M 2002
80% Road to Perdition Michael Sullivan $104.1M 2002
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Producer $241.3M 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
88% Cast Away Chuck Noland Producer 2000
79% The Green Mile Paul 1999
100% Toy Story 2 Woody 1999
100% Return With Honor Actor 1999
68% You've Got Mail Joe Fox 1998
93% Saving Private Ryan Capt. Miller 1998
No Score Yet Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Directors Actor 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Mr. White Screenwriter Director 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 $330.1M 1994
No Score Yet Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump Actor 1994
79% Philadelphia Andrew Beckett 1993
73% Sleepless in Seattle Sam Baldwin 1993
78% A League of Their Own Jimmy Dugan 1992
33% Radio Flyer Older Mike 1992
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Sherman McCoy 1990
62% Joe Versus the Volcano Joe Banks 1990
52% Turner and Hooch Det. Scott Turner 1989
51% The 'Burbs Ray Peterson 1989
56% Punchline Steven Gold 1988
97% Big Josh 1988
50% Dragnet Streebek 1987
57% 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
47% The Man with One Red Shoe Richard 1985
54% Bachelor Party Rick Gassko 1984
No Score Yet The Dollmaker Actor 1984
90% Splash Allen Bauer 1984
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters Robbie Wheeling 1982
25% He Knows You're Alone Elliot 1980

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet 1968
2018
Executive Producer Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet The 2000s
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2018
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Nineties
2017
Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Guest Voice Host Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 1996
  • 1992
  • 1990
  • 1988
  • 1985
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2016
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Eighties
2016
Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
95% Olive Kitteridge
2014
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
79% Big Love
2006-2011
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2004
91% The Pacific
2010
Executive Producer
  • 2010
81% John Adams
2008
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2008
60% The War
2007
Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer Speaker
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1992
94% Band of Brothers
2001
Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Producer British Officer
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Host
  • 2000
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Executive Producer Screenwriter Director Jean-Luc
  • 1998
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Director Baxter
  • 1992
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Uncle Ned
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Happy Days
1974-1984
Fonzie's Nemesis
  • 1982
78% Bosom Buddies
1980-1982
Kip/Buffy Wilson
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Gordon
  • 1982
  • 1980
No Score Yet Fallen Angels
1993-1995
No Score Yet Prohibition
2011
Voice Narrator

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