Tom Hanks

Hanks at the [[2019 Toronto International Film Festival]] Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks's films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America.

Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films which received positive media attention, such as ''Splash'' (1984), ''Bachelor Party'' (1984), ''Big'' (1988) and ''A League of Their Own'' (1992). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in ''Philadelphia'' (1993) and the title character in ''Forrest Gump'' (1994). Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films: ''Saving Private Ryan'' (1998), ''Catch Me If You Can'' (2002), ''The Terminal'' (2004), ''Bridge of Spies'' (2015), and ''The Post'' (2017), as well as the 2001 miniseries ''Band of Brothers'', which launched him as a director, producer, and screenwriter. Hanks's other films include the romantic comedies ''Sleepless in Seattle'' (1993) and ''You've Got Mail'' (1998); the dramas ''Apollo 13'' (1995), ''The Green Mile'' (1999), ''Cast Away'' (2000), ''Road to Perdition'' (2002), and ''Cloud Atlas'' (2012); and the biographical dramas ''Charlie Wilson's War'' (2007), ''Captain Phillips'' (2013), ''Saving Mr. Banks'' (2013), ''Sully'' (2016), ''A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'' (2019), and ''News of the World'' (2020). He has also appeared as the title character in the Robert Langdon film series, and has voiced Sheriff Woody in the ''Toy Story'' film series (1995–present).

Hanks's accolades include two Academy Awards out of six nominations. Hanks has also won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer of various limited series and television movies, including ''From the Earth to the Moon'', ''Band of Brothers'', ''John Adams'', and ''The Pacific''. In 2013, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Nora Ephron's ''Lucky Guy''. He has received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002. He received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2004. In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, as well as the French Legion of Honor. In 2020, he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. Provided by Wikipedia
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