Tom Hanks, 61, is an American actor and filmmaker who is a father and husband. His wife is Rita Wilson. Hanks is known for his roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle(1993), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), The Polar Express (2004), Larry Crowne (2011), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), and Sully (2016). He starred in the Robert Langdon film series based on the Dan Brown books and voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. Hanks is known for comedic and dramatic roles.
Tom Hanks Net Worth As Of 2018: $350 million
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Tom Hanks landed one of the lead roles, that of character Kip Wilson, on the ABC television pilot of Bosom Buddies (1981). It was then most viewed him as an actor of comedy. Hanks breakthrough vehicle came when he landed the lead role in Splash (1984), which went on to become a shocking box office hit, grossing more than $69 million. He had success with the sex comedy Bachelor Party, also in 1984.
One of his memorable and hilarious films was The Money Pit (1986) opposite Shelley Long.
The triumph of the fantasy comedy Big (1988) established Hanks as a Hollywood force, both as a box office ticket draw and within the industry as an actor. Hanks had an irresistible charm and cuteness of the boy-next-door. After a string of box office hits like Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Forrest Gump (1994) and Apollo 13 (1995), Hanks became the most prominent star, and everyone wanted him in Hollywood. In 1994, Hanks won some awards for his role in Philadelphia (1993), including the most prestigious award, the Oscar. Hanks proved that not only was he a bankable actor, but he was great at his craft taking a very dramatic role on in his career. He won his second Oscar for playing Forrest Gump.
One of his biggest payouts came from roles in Toy Story movies with his voice-over acting of the character Woody. The three Toy Story films together have earned more than $2 billion at the global box office.
Hanks made his directing debut with That Thing You Do! in 1996. He also became a producer and co-created Playtone, a record and film production company named after the record company in the film That Thing You Do!
In 1998, Hanks’ next project, Saving Private Ryan, he teamed up with Steven Spielberg to make a film about a search through war-torn France after D-Day to bring back a soldier. It earned high praise and respect. It was labeled one of the most excellent war films ever made and received Spielberg his second Academy Award for direction, and Hanks another Best Actor nomination.
In 2001, Hanks helped direct and produced the Emmy-Award-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Hanks starred in the highly anticipated film The Da Vinci Code, based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown. The film was released May 19, 2006, in the U.S. and grossed over $750 million worldwide. He is the star of the film series that started with Da Vinci Code.
In 2010, Hanks reprised his voice role of Woody in Toy Story 3. In 2013, he starred in two critically acclaimed films—Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks—which each earned him nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. That same year, Hanks made his Broadway debut, starring in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He starred as airline captain Chesley Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s Sully, which was released in September 2016. Overall, Hanks films have earned more than $4.5 billion at the North American box office and more than $9.0 billion worldwide, making him the third highest-grossing actor in North America.