07-09 Happy birthday to Tom Hanks, Born: July 9, 1956.
Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks is an American actor and a filmmaker. His films have grossed more than $4.3 billion at United States and Canadian box offices and more than $8.5 billion worldwide, making him the 4th highest-grossing actor in North America.
Hanks is known for his roles in: Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Captain Phillips (2013), and Saving Mr. Banks (2013). He lent his voice to these animated films: the Toy Story series (1995), and The Polar Express (2004).
Hanks collaborated with film director, Steven Spielberg, on Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), and Bridge of Spies (2015), which launched Hanks as a successful director, producer, and screenwriter. Spielberg and Hanks were Executive Producers on the HBO miniseries: the Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010).
Hanks won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia (1993). He 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 (1994). In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).