Tom Hanks, this is the name that the Institution of Acting is called. The Hollywood actor who is called the Big Daddy of Acting, who is placed at the top of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time.
Tomas Geoffrey Hanks aka Tom Hanks was born on 9 July 1956 in California, USA. The father of British origin was a modest cook and the mother of Portuguese origin worked in the hospital. Very shy from childhood, Tom was a master at giving funny captions. He was fond of theater, so he started playing from school itself. Studied theater in college as well and California State University also went to theater course. But after leaving college, he joined the ‘Great Lakes Theater Festival Cleveland’ in Ohio. During this, Cleveland won the Best Critics Award in 1978. In 2010, Time magazine named Tom Hanks as the Top 10 College Dropouts.
beginning of movies
Tom moved to New York in 1979 aspires to do films. In 1980, he made his first film You’re Alone. In 1981, he got an important role in a series called Bosom Buddies, but his fortunes changed with the 1984 release of Splash. With the 1986 film Nothing in Common, he took a break from comedy and started doing serious roles. After this, the huge success of the 1988 film Big made Tom Hanks a big Hollywood star.
Tom Hanks divides his acting career into two phases, the second phase started in the 90s, when Hanks had become a better artist. Sleepless came to Seattle in 1993 and then in the same year his acting in Philadelphia rocked. In Philadelphia, he played the role of a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS, which also got an Oscar. For this role, he had reduced his weight by 35 kg. Then in 1994, he proved his acting iron with Forrest Gump, and won the Oscar Best Actor Award for the second time in a row. He is only the second actor in history to do so.
The pairing of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg has also been very famous, both have done 5 films which were appreciated all over the world. Saving Private Ryan in 1998, which is considered one of the best war films in history. Catch Me If You Can in 2002, The Terminal in 2004, Bridge of Spies in 2015 and The Post in 2017.
some more great movies
Apart from this, Tom’s other famous films have been You’ve Got Mail in 1998, Apollo 13 in 1995, The Green Mile in 1999, Cast Away in 2000. After an air crash in this film, he lives alone on an island for many years. Road to Perdition which came in the year 2002 and then Cloud Atlas which came in 2012 was also very much liked by the people.
Hanks’ love life
Hanks found his true love as Rita Wilson on the set of Bosom Buddies in the 1980s, although Hanks was married then. Tom’s first marriage was to Samantha Lewes which lasted only 9 years and in 1987 the two divorced. After this, in April 1988, Tom Hanks married Rita Wilson, which is still in existence.
respect to tom hanks
Tom Hanks is only the second actor in history to receive the Oscar for Best Actor for two consecutive years. In 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. He has been nominated 6 times in the Best Actor category of the Oscars. Has also won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards. The British Academy of Films and Golden Globe have also given him special respect. In the year 2016, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the US President.