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Tom Hanks Biography

Tom Hanks Profile:
  • Name: Tom Hanks
  • Birth Name: Thomas J. Hanks
  • Height: 5' 11''
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: July 9, 1956
  • Birth Place: Concord, California, USA
  • Profession: actor, director, writer
  • Education: Chabot Junior College in Hayward, California (attended one year)
  •   : Skyline High School in Oakland (graduated)
  •   : California State University in Sacramento, California (majored in Theater; left before graduating to intern with the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival)
  • Husband/Wife: Rita Wilson (actress; married on April 30, 1988), Samantha Lewes (married in 1980; separated in 1985; divorced in 1987)
  • Father: Amos Hanks (cook; divorced in 1961; died in 1992)
  • Mother: Janet Turner (hospital worker)
  • Sister: Sandra Hanks (writer; born on July 31, 1951)
  • Brother: Jim Hanks (actor; born on June 15, 1961) and Larry Hanks (professor; born in 1953)
  • Son: Truman Theodore (born on December 26, 1995; mother: Rita Wilson), Chester (born on August 4, 1990; mother: Rita Wilson), Colin Hanks (actor; born in 1978; mother: Samantha Lewes)
  • Daughter: Elizabeth Hanks (actress; born in 1982; mother: Samantha Lewes)
  • Claim to fame: as Kip Buffy Wilson in Bosom Buddies (1980)

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Tom Hanks Quotes:
  • "I would give myself a 'C' in every movie I've ever been in. I'm the least objective human being to look at my own work."
  • "I don't joke around when it comes to raising my kids."
  • May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
  • On TV's Survivor: "It was incredibly cheesy set with torches - it looked like the lobby of the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. And here as some guy pulling names out of a coconut, and I said, 'This is the thing that has made American mass media stop in their tracks?'"
  • "There was nothing to react to except wind and trees. It was like making a silent movie." [on his role in Cast Away]. Premiere. 12.2000.
  • "We don't have a host and it's hard to vote yourself off the island when you're the only one on it." [comparing Cast Away to Survivor]
  • "I've made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good."
  • "It's just as hard...staying happily married as it is doing movies."
Tom Hanks Awards:
  • Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award: Excellence in Film (2004)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Time Entertainer (2004)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Time Entertainer (2004)
  • American Film Institute: Life Achievement Award (2002)
  • Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special, BAND OF BROTHERS (2002)
  • Emmy Awards: Outstanding Miniseries, BAND OF BROTHERS (2002)
  • Hollywood Film Festival: Actor of the Year (2002)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (2002)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama (2002)
  • PGA Golden Laurel Awards: Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform, BAND OF BROTHERS (2002)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, CAST AWAY (2001)
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards: Best Actor, CAST AWAY (2001)
  • Teen Choice Awards: Film - Choice Chemistry, CAST AWAY (2001) - shared with Wilson
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor - Drama, THE GREEN MILE (2000)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role-Drama, CAST AWAY (2000)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, CAST AWAY (2000)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actor - Drama, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1999)
  • Empire Awards: Best Actor, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1999)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1999)
  • PGA Golden Laurel Awards: Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (1999)
  • PGA Golden Laurel Awards: Vision Award - Television, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (1999)
  • ShoWest Convention: Special Award - Boxoffice Star of the Decade (1999)
  • Columbus International Film & Video Festival: President's Award, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (1998)
  • Emmy Awards: Outstanding Miniseries, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (1998)
  • American Comedy Awards: Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role), FORREST GUMP (1995)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, FORREST GUMP (1995)
  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Man of the Year (1995)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor (1995)
  • Screen Actors Guild Award: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, FORREST GUMP (1995)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, FORREST GUMP (1995)
  • ShoWest Award: Male Star of the Year (1995)
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, FORREST GUMP (1995)
  • Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Berlin Bear - Best Actor, PHILADELPHIA (1994)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor, FORREST GUMP (1994)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role-Drama, FORREST GUMP (1994)
  • MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo at MTV Movie Awards for PHILADELPHIA (1994) - shared with Denzel Washington
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best Male Performance, PHILADELPHIA (1994)
  • National Board of Review: Best Actor, FORREST GUMP (1994)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor, PHILADELPHIA (1993)
  • American Comedy Awards: Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1993)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role-Drama, PHILADELPHIA (1993)
  • Saturn Award: Best Actor, BIG (1990)
  • American Comedy Awards: Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role), BIG (1989)
  • Golden Apple Awards: Male Star of the Year (1988)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy, BIG (1988)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, BIG (1988)

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