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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks in April 2009
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Years active1979 - present
Spouse(s)Samantha Lewes
(m. 1978-1987, divorced)
Rita Wilson (m. 1988-present)
ChildrenColin, Elizabeth, Chet, Truman
Parent(s)Amos Hanks (deceased)
Janet Marylyn (née Frager)

Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and movie producer.

Many of Hanks' early movies were comedies. He was made famous by his roles in Splash and Big. He made his way into drama with A League of Their Own and Philadelphia. He combined the two genres with Forrest Gump. Hanks has starred in many more famous movies since, including Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story (only his voice was used), Cast Away, The Terminal, The Da Vinci Code, The Green Mile and Captain Phillips.

Hanks has won several awards for acting. He won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. He also won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump.[1]


  1. Grimes, William (March 28, 1995). "'Forrest Gump' Triumphs With 6 Academy Awards". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2010.

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