TOM HANKS (Captain Richard Phillips) holds the distinction of being the first actor in 50 years
to be awarded back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards: in 1993 as the AIDS-stricken lawyer
in Philadelphia and the following year in the title role of Forrest Gump. He won Golden Globes
for both of these performances, as well as his work in Big and Cast Away. In 2009, Hanks was
honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with the Chaplin Award.
Hanks recently made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy." His performance earned
him Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony nominations. On screen, Hanks
was most recently seen in Cloud Atlas. His upcoming films include Disney's Saving Mr. Banks.
Hanks received his big break in the ABC television comedy series "Bosom Buddies." This led to
starring roles in Ron Howard's Splash, as well as Bachelor Party, Volunteers, The Money Pit, and
Nothing in Common. In 1988, the Los Angeles Film Critics recognized Hanks' performances in
both Big and Punchline by awarding him with a Best Actor Award.
Hanks has also starred in A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, Saving Private
Ryan (for which he was honored with his fourth Academy Award nomination), The Green Mile, Cast
Away (his fifth Academy Award-nominated performance), Road to Perdition, Catch Me If You Can,
The Terminal, The Ladykillers, The Polar Express, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Charlie
Wilson's War , Larry Crowne (which he also co-wrote, produced, and directed), and Extremely Loud
and Incredibly Close. He provided the voice for the character Woody in three Toy Story films; Toy
Story 3 won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
In 1996, Hanks made his feature film writing and directing debut with That Thing You Do! He also
served as an executive producer, writer, director, and actor for HBO's Emmy-winning miniseries
"From the Earth to the Moon" and executive producer, writer, and director alongside Steven
Spielberg of HBO's "Band of Brothers," which was honored with an Emmy Award and a Golden
Globe for Best Miniseries. In 2008, Hanks, with his production company, Playtone, executive
produced the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "John Adams." The series went on to win an
Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries and a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries. In 2010, Hanks and
Playtone executive produced their next collaboration with HBO, "The Pacific," which won the
Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries. Hanks and Playtone most recently executive produced the
Emmy and Golden Globe -- winning HBO political drama Game Change, starring Julianne Moore
and Ed Harris.
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