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Tom Hanks

  • Birthplace: Concord, California
  • Birthday: July 09

Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker.

Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.

Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker.

Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.

Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedies Splash (1984) and Big (1988). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and a young man with below-average IQ 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' other notable 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 Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Sully (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series.

Hanks' accolades include two Academy Awards out of six nominations. In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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Tom Hanks

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

16 Nominations 7 Emmys

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Tom Hanks, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Tom Hanks"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Tom Hanks, Executive Producer
  • The Seventies
  • CNN
  • Herzog / Playtone

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Tom Hanks, Executive Producer
  • The Sixties
  • CNN
  • Playtone and Herzog & Company

Outstanding Limited Series - 2015

  • Winner
  • Tom Hanks, Executive Producer
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • HBO
  • HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - 2012

  • Winner
  • Tom Hanks
  • Game Change
  • HBO
  • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2010

Outstanding Miniseries - 2010

  • Winner
  • Tom Hanks, Executive Producer
  • The Pacific
  • HBO
  • Playtone and Dreamworks in association with HBO Miniseries

Outstanding Drama Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Tom Hanks, Executive Producer
  • Big Love
  • HBO
  • Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Miniseries - 2008

  • Winner
  • Tom Hanks, Executive Producer
  • John Adams
  • HBO
  • Playtone in association with HBO Films

Outstanding Miniseries - 2002

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