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Tom Hanks


Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a great ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 80 wins & 143 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cast Away
Cast Away Producer
(2000)
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan Captain Miller
(1998)
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
(1994)
Big
Big Josh
(1988)

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 2018 1968: The Year That Changed America (TV Series documentary) (executive producer) (announced)
  A Man Called Ove (producer) (announced)
  Beautiful (producer) (announced)
  Greyhound (producer) (pre-production)
  Lewis and Clark (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes) (announced)
- Episode #1.4 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 ... (executive producer)
 2017 The Nineties (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Clinton: The Comeback Kid (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The One About TV (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 The Eighties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- The Tech Boom (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Fight Against AIDS (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Video Killed the Radio Star (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Greed Is Good (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Tear Down This Wall (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (producer)
 2015 Ithaca (executive producer)
 2015 The Seventies (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- What's Goin' On (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Terror at Home and Abroad (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Battle of the Sexes (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The State of the Union Is Not Good (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes & Cults (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Concert for Valor (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Security (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Different Road (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Incoming Tide (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Pharmacy (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Times They Are A-Changin' (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1968 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Space Race (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Assassination of President Kennedy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Parkland (producer)
 2013 The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Electric City (TV Series short) (producer)
 2012 The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 He Has Seen War (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Larry Crowne (producer)
 2011 The 3 Minute Talk Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Robin Williams (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Jimmy Fallon/Rico Rodriguez (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Wilmer Valderrama (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Nia Vardalos (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Lance Bass (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2011 Big Love (TV Series) (executive producer - 51 episodes)
- Where Men and Mountains Meet (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Exorcism (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Noose Tightens (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Til Death Do Us Part (2011) ... (executive producer)
- D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Home (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Okinawa (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Iwo Jima (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Peleliu Hills (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Peleliu Airfield (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short) (executive producer)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (producer)
 2009 My Life in Ruins (executive producer)
 2008 City of Ember (producer)
 2008 Mamma Mia! (executive producer)
 2008 David McCullough: Painting with Words (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Peacefield (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Unite or Die (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Reunion (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Great Buck Howard (producer)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (producer)
 2007 Evan Almighty (executive producer)
 2007 Big Love: In the Beginning (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Post-Partum (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Moving Day (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Meet the Babysitter (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Starter for 10 (producer)
 2006 The Ant Bully (producer)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short) (producer)
 2005 We're with the Band (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2004 The Polar Express (executive producer)
 2004 Connie and Carla (producer)
 2003 My Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (producer)
 2001 We Stand Alone Together (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Points (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Why We Fight (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Patrol (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Breaking Point (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Bastogne (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 West Point (TV Series) (executive producer - 2000)
 2000 Cast Away (producer)
 2000 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Return with Honor (2000) ... (producer)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (executive producer)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (executive producer)
- We Interrupt This Program (1998) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

2005: Public service announcement for The ONE Campaign [www.one.org] See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 26 Interviews | 45 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 64 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Tomu Hankusu

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Twitter]: Tweeting is like sending out cool telegrams to your friends once a week. See more »

Trivia:

New York City: Opens on Broadway in "Lucky Man", the last play written by his friend and frequent director, the late Nora Ephron. This was also be Hanks's first-ever appearance in a stage production since he was in junior college, and he co-starred with another old friend, his old Bosom Buddies (1980) co-star, Peter Scolari. See more »

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Frequently plays ordinary characters in extraordinary situations See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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