One of the most promising sectors in the world is the movie industry; Hollywood has always provided endless happy moments for families and various people.
Hollywood is the most significant movie industry in the world, with characters from all over the world, taking part in multiple movies, and one of those characters is Tom Hanks.
Who is Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffery Hanks, also known as Tom Hanks, is an American actor and filmmaker from Concord. He is well known for his comedy and dramatic movies like Apollo, Big, The Green Mile, Catch Me if You can, Cast Away and many others.
He had even worked with film director Steven Spielberg several times. Tom is regarded as an American Cultural Icon. He is known worldwide due to his skills, good looks, and creative talents.
Summary of Hanks
- Name: Thomas Jeffery Hanks
- Stage Name: Tom Hanks
- Date of Birth: July 9, 1956
- Country: United States
- Net worth: $400 million
- Profession: Actor
Thomas Hanks was born on July 9 1956, in Concord, California. His father was of English descent, and his mother had Portuguese ancestry. In 1960 his parents divorced and had to live with his father.
This made him travel a lot, that by the age of 10, he had lived in 10 different houses.
He got married to Samantha Lewes in 1978, and they divorced in 1987. He remarried again in 1988 to Rita Wilson, and he has four grown-up children with her, namely Colin Hanks, Chet Hanks, Truman Hanks, and Elizabeth Hanks.
Tom Hank’s career began when he acted in the movie “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the year 1978, which won him an award for Best Actor. That same year, he acted in various production of Shakespeare’s play. He got to make his first movie debut in 1980 when he starred in “He Knows you are Alone.”
Hanks got a chance to perform in a television sitcom “Bosom Buddies” in 1981, which earned him critical acclaim. The movie “Big,” which featured Hanks as a 13-year-old boy, who was trapped in the body of 35 years old in man, was a great hit, and soon after he got to be in many blockbuster movies.
Hanks teamed with Steven Spielberg in 1988, and got his first challenging role in “Saving Private Ryan” the movie got him o his fourth nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 1994, Hanks played a leading role in “Forrest Grump,” and this also brought him an award for the role he played in the movie.
Most of the films he did with Steven include Catch Me if You Can, The Terminal, Bridge of Spies, Saving Private Ryan, The Post, and The Band of Brothers. These gave him an opportunity to become a screenwriter, producer, and film producer.
Other Notable movies include; Sleepless in Seattle produced in the year 1993, You Have Got Mail in the year 1998, Apollo 1995, The Green Mile 1999, Cast Away 2002, Cloud Atlas 2012 and Saving Mr. Banks 2013
Tom Hanks Highlights
- The Big, a movie in the year 1988
- Forrest Grump 1994
- Academy Awards (Best Actor for the film Forrest Grump 1994)
- The Green Mile 1999
- Catch me if you can, 2002
- The Terminal 2004
- The Da Vinci Code 2006
- Captain Philips 2013
- Inferno 2016
- The Post 2017
Tom is seen as one of the greatest actors of all time. He has influenced a significant number of people by his performance in all his movies. As of 2020, Tom Hanks net worth is estimated to be around $400 million.
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