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TOM HANKS (Joe Fox) re-teams with Meg Ryan after their
successful romantic comedy duet in Nora Ephron's Sleepless
in Seattle and their Joe vs. the Volcano.
Hanks is one of today's most admired and respected actors. He
was the first actor in 50 years to be awarded back-to-back Academy
Awards -- receiving the 1993 Oscar for his compelling performance
as an AIDS-stricken lawyer in Philadelphia and the 1994 Oscar
for the challenging title role in Forrest Gump. Hanks has
also been honored with Golden Globe Awards, the People's Choice
Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Los Angeles and Chicago
Film Critics' Awards, the National Association of Theater Owners
Male Star of the Year Award and the Hollywood Women's Press Club
Award, among others.
He most recently starred in the critically acclaimed box-office
hit, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, in which he
plays a WW II captain who is sent on a mission to rescue the only
surviving brother in a family of four sons. Hanks also was lauded
for his performance as astronaut Jim Lovell in Ron Howard's Oscar-nominated
space-exploration epic, Apollo 13.
In 1996, Hanks made his feature-film writing and directing debut
with the critically praised comedy That Thing You Do!,
the story of the meteoric rise to fame of a 1964 rock band.
Hanks got his first big break in the comedy television series
"Bosom Buddies" and went on to starring roles in the
films Bachelor Party and Ron Howard's Splash. His
many other film credits include Volunteers, The Money Pit,
Nothing in Common, A League of Their Own and Punchline.
He earned his first Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe
Award for his endearing performance as the little boy in a businessman's
body in Big, which also won him the Los Angeles Film Critics
Best Actor Award. In 1993, he received a Golden Globe nomination
for his work in Sleepless in Seattle. Hanks also created
the role of Cowboy Woody in the Disney animated classic Toy
Last year Hanks executive produced HBO's multi-Emmy-winning "From
the Earth to the Moon," a 12-hour anthology exploring the
Apollo space program. He directed the first episode and wrote
and appears in the final episode.
Currently Hanks is completing production on The Green Mile
for Castle Rock and Warner Bros., in which he stars as a prison
guard who builds a unique relationship with an inmate who possesses
a miraculous gift.
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