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Tom Hanks is a Legendary American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is the third highest-grossing actor in North America. Tom Hanks is a much-beloved star. Tom Hanks movies such as Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch , onA League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Catch Me if You Can, The Da Vinci Code and the Toy Story series has made him a famous celebrity .


Tom Hanks is an actor who won many Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roleinseveral hit movies. He has starred in many other classics, including, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Apollo 13, and Saving Private Ryan. Hanks’ family religious history was Mormon and Catholic. He has characterized himself for several years as a teenager as being a “Bible-toting evangelical. Tom Hanks movies have got different move awards.


Tom was born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California, USA.  His birth name was Thomas Jeffrey Hanks. Tom Hanks age is 60. He is the son of Amos Mefford Hanks, a cook and restaurant manager and Janet Hanks, a hospital worker. His father had English ancestry, while his mother was of entirely Portuguese descent.

Early Life and Childhood

Tom Hanks age was 5 when his parents divorced in 1960.His father took him along with his three siblings and he was raised, along with his older brother and sister in Reno, Nevada. Tom had to move quite often in his childhood after his parents’ divorce.

After moving frequently, finally, the family settled in Oakland, California, where Tom attended and completed high school in 1974 at Skyline High School, Oakland.  After graduation, Hanks attended Chabot College in Hayward, California. During his high school years, Tom liked to entertain his classmates with his comedic talents and acting in a school play, including South Pacific, and he decided to pursue acting and transferred to California State University in Sacramento as a Theater Major. He quit his studies in 1977, accepting an internship offer from the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Lakewood, Ohio.

Net Worth and Career

Tom acting career started when he was invited by the director of a community theater play to go to Cleveland. Tom Hanks movie ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ made him win the Best Actor award (1978) in the Cleveland Critics Circle. From 1978 till 1980 in winter’s season he worked for a theater company in Sacramento and in summer he also acted in various summer productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Tom Hanks movies became hit one after another. In 1979, Tom moved to New York City, where he made his film onscreen debut in the low-budget horror movie called He Knows You’re Alone and landed a starring role in the television movie called Mazes and Monsters. He was cast in the lead, Callimaco, in the Riverside Shakespeare Company’s production directed by Daniel Southern. In the same year, he was landed one of the lead roles that of character Kip Wilson in the ABC television sitcom Bosom Buddies which earned him critical acclaim. His guest appearance in 1982, on the TV episode of Happy Days, impressed co-actor Ron Howard who invited him to star in the lead role in Splash. Splash was a romantic comedy fantasy film about a mermaid who falls in love with a human, which went on to become a surprise box office hit in 1984 grossing more than $69 million.

Due to his talent, hard work, and performance he soon began appearing in blockbuster hits movies. His notable performance in ‘Punchline’ which released in 1988 made him more popular among all. In 1993 when he played the role an attorney with AIDS in Jonathan Demme’s film Philadelphia he got a major break. In 1994, he played a lead role in the movie Forrest Gump. In 2001, he caught the attention of the public for film Band of Brothers.

In 2004, he appeared in a number of films. In 2006, he played in the film, The Da Vinci Code. He was the executive producer of the film ‘Game Change’ in 2012. Tom Hanks movies were hit among the people which made him a top actor. Tom Hanks movies profession made him able to win the awards. Previously, Tom Hanks net worth was estimated at $350 million but now Tom Hanks net worth is $390 million since May 2014.

Girlfriend and Spouse

Tom was married to American actress and producer Samantha Lewes in 1978 and Tom Hanks wife Samantha Lewes got divorced in 1987. Together, the couple had two children, Colin and Elizabeth. In 1988 Hanks married actress Rita Wilson, whom he worked in the film ‘Volunteers’. The couple has two sons; the elder, Chester Marlon and youngest, Truman Theodore. The couple is together, and seems to be getting along pretty well, with no signs of an imminent split.

Award and Recognition

Tom is a very talented actor. Tom Hanks movies have won two Academy Awards consecutively in 1994 and 1995 for his outstanding performance in the films Forrest Gump and Philadelphia. He was the recipient of American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award 2002.Tom has an outstanding recognition as one of the world’s greatest leading men.

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