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TOM HANKS (Fred Rogers) is an award-winning actor, producer and director across film, television and theater, in a career spanning four decades.

After making his big screen breakout in 1984's romantic comedy Splash, Hanks' star soared with roles in box office hits such as Big (1988), which earned him the first of five subsequent Oscar nominations; Turner & Hooch (1989) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).

In 1994, Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for his moving portrayal of AIDS-stricken layer Andrew Beckett in Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia, swiftly followed by a second Oscar the following year for his unforgettable performance in the titular role of Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump. Hanks is only one of two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards.

Over the years, Hanks' affable, approaching and engaging talents have earned him the informal reputation as America's Dad (a status he riffed on while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2016).

As an actor, Hanks has traversed the full spectrum of the film industry, working across prestige films, studio blockbusters and animation, collaborating frequently with Hollywood's most respected filmmakers. Hanks reunited with his Splash director Ron Howard for 1995's Apollo 13, and again in 2006's The Da Vinci Code, 2009's Angels and Demons and 2016's Inferno, bringing author Dan Brown's protagonist Robert Langdon to the big screen.

Hanks has also teamed up with Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg for five films; 1998's Saving Private Ryan, which earned him his fourth Oscar nomination; 2002's Catch Me If You Can, 2004's The Terminal, 2015's Bridge of Spies and most recently, 2017's The Post, pairing him with Meryl Streep. With Zemeckis, Hanks made 2000's Cast Away, earning him his fifth Oscar nomination; and 2004's animation The Polar Express.

Hanks' distinctive voice breathed life into the cowboy toy Woody in Pixar's ground-breaking Toy Story franchise, most recently in this summer's Toy Story 4. His other notable feature credits include Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail (1998), Frank Darabont's The Green Mile (1999), Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition (2002), Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers (2004), Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), The Wachowskis' Cloud Atlas (2012), Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips (2013) and Clint Eastwood's Sully (2016).

Hanks wrote and directed 1996's That Thing You Do!, in which he also had a supporting role, and 2011's Larry Crowne, in which he played the titular role opposite Julia Roberts.

The actor and filmmaker has also turned his hand to producing, helping bring miniseries and documentaries to the small screen and earning six Emmy awards for his producing work and one Emmy award for directing, and four Producers Guild awards.

He executive produced, hosted and directed an episode of HBO's acclaimed miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, earning him Emmy, Golden Globe and Producers Guild awards. Reuniting with Spielberg again, Hanks executive-produced and wrote and directed a segment of HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, earning him an Emmy award for best director and a Producers Guild award. Hanks has also executive produced HBO's critically acclaimed John Adams miniseries in 2008, which won 13 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe and Producers Guild award. In 2010, Hanks and Spielberg re-teamed on HBO miniseries The Pacific, which won eight Emmy awards, and a fourth Producers Guild award for Hanks.

Hanks' other notable producer credits include rom-com My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Where the Wild Things Are, Mamma Mia!, and Emmy-nominated CNN documentary series The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties and this year's installment, The Nineties.

Hanks' other achievements include four Golden Globe awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2013, Hanks made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, earning him Tony nominations. He received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, was bestowed the Chaplin award by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2009 and received a Kennedy Center Honors in 2014. In 2016, Hanks was given the French Legion of Honor and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.


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