TOM HANKS (Dr. Henry Goose, Hotel Manager, Isaac Sachs, Dermot Hoggins,
Cavendish Look-a-like Actor, Zachry) is an award-winning actor, producer and
director. One of
only two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards , he
won his first
Oscar in 1994 for his moving portrayal of AIDS-stricken lawyer Andrew Beckett
Demme's "Philadelphia." The following year, he took home his second Oscar for
unforgettable performance in the title role of Robert Zemeckis' "Forrest Gump."
He also won
Golden Globe Awards for both films, as well as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Award for the
Hanks has also been honored with Academy Award nominations for his performances
Penny Marshall's "Big," Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," and Robert
Away," also winning Golden Globes for "Big" and "Cast Away." In 2002, Hanks
American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hanks will next be seen starring as the title character in Paul Greengrass'
Philips," based on real-life Captain Richard Phillips' encounter with Somali
pirates, which is set
for release next October. Slated for release in 2014 is John Lee Hancock's
"Saving Mr. Banks,"
a drama about how the classic film "Mary Poppins" came to be, with Hanks in the
role of Walt
He most recently portrayed Thomas Schell, alongside Sandra Bullock and Thomas
in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's Oscar -nominated drama
the backdrop of 9/11, adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's acclaimed novel of the
His other feature credits include the animated adventure "The Polar Express,"
which he also
executive produced and which reunited him with director Robert Zemeckis; the
"The Ladykillers"; Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal" and "Catch Me If You Can";
Mendes' "Road to Perdition"; Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile"; Nora Ephron's
Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle"; Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own"; Ron
"Apollo 13," "The Da Vinci Code," "Angels & Demons" and "Splash"; and the
blockbusters "Cars," "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2" and "Toy Story 3."
Hanks' work on the big screen has translated to success on the small screen.
"Apollo 13," he executive produced and hosted the acclaimed HBO miniseries "From
to the Moon," also directing one segment, and writing several others. His work
on the miniseries
brought him Emmy, Golden Globe and Producers Guild Awards, as well as an Emmy
nomination for Best Director.
His collaboration with Steven Spielberg on "Saving Private Ryan" led to them
producing the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," based on the book by Stephen
Hanks also directed a segment and wrote another segment of the fact-based
won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Miniseries. In addition, Hanks earned
Award for Best Director and an Emmy nomination for Best Writing, and received
Producers Guild Award for his work on the project.
In 2008, Hanks executive produced the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "John
Adams," starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. It won 13 Emmy
including the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries, as well as a Golden Globe for
and a PGA Award. More recently, Hanks and Spielberg re-teamed for the
miniseries "The Pacific," for which Hanks once again served as executive
producer. The tenpart
program won eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries, and brought
his fourth PGA Award.
Hanks most recently executive produced the HBO political drama starring Julianne
Moore and Ed Harris, which follows Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate in
Presidential campaign. "Game Change" garnered 12 Emmy Award nominations in 2012,
including Best Miniseries. He will next serve as host, narrator and historical
the two hour National Geographic television movie based on the best-selling book
Lincoln, which is set for release in 2013.
In 1996, Hanks made his successful feature film writing and directing debut with
Thing You Do," in which he also starred. He more recently wrote, produced,
starred in "Larry Crowne," with Julia Roberts. Under his own Playtone banner,
with his wife, Rita Wilson, and partner, Gary Goetzman, produced 2002's smash
comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Other producing credits include "Where the
Things Are," "The Polar Express," "The Ant Bully," "Charlie Wilson's War,"
"The Great Buck Howard," "Starter for 10" and the HBO series "Big Love."