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About Tom Hanks
Born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California, Tom Hanks is a successful actor, film director, producer, and voice actor. After the early divorce of his parents Amos Hanks and Janet Frager, Tom Hanks and two of his siblings grew up with his father. Tom Hanks was married to Samantha Lewes for the first time (1978-1987). This relationship resulted in two children. He has been married to his second wife Rita Wilson, with whom he also has two children, since 1988.
Career of Tom Hanks
Early experience in acting classes in high school piqued Tom Hanks' interest in acting. This was followed by acting studies in Cleveland, during which he celebrated his first successes as an actor in "Two Gentlemen from Verona" at the "Great Lakes Theater Festival". His move to New York in 1979 brought him his first television and film roles. Tom Hanks got his first lead role in 1984 in the comedy "Splash" directed by Ron Howard, with whom he later worked many times.
This was followed by other comedies such as “Gift is still too expensive” (1986) or “Big” (1988). Tom Hanks earned his first Oscar nomination and first Golden Globe in 1989 for his portrayal in fantasy comedy. The following years brought more leading roles in which the great talent of the Californian became apparent. He played the leading roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump", among others. Later, Tom Hanks inspired in major Hollywood productions such as "Apollo 13" (1995), "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), "The Da Vinci Code - Da Vinci Code" (2006) or "Larry Crowne" (2011).
Tom Hanks has also been behind the camera since 1996. With his production company "Playtone" he produced numerous films, some of which he also acted as a screenwriter and director. He produced the successful comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Wedding in Greek" in 2002 together with his wife Rita Wilson.
Greatest successes by Tom Hanks
The US actor was nominated five times for an Oscar, and he was able to take him home twice (1994 and 1995) - for the portrayal as AIDS sufferer Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia" and as Forrest Gump in the film of the same name. Tom Hanks was nominated eight times for the Golden Globe. He won it in 1989, 1994, 1995 and 2001. He also received the AFI Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2002 as the youngest artist ever to have received this lifetime achievement award.
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