TOM HANKS (Eamon Bailey) is an award--winning actor, producer
and director. One of only two actors in history to win back--to--back "Best
Actor" Academy Awards, he won his first Oscar in 1994 for his moving portrayal
of AIDS--stricken lawyer Andrew Beckett in Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia. The
following year, he took home his second Oscar for his unforgettable performance
in the title role of Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump. He also won Golden Globe
Awards for both films, as well as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for the
Hanks has also been honored with Academy Award nominations for his performances
in Penny Marshall's Big, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, and Robert
Zemeckis' Cast Away, also winning Golden Globes for Big and Cast Away.
Hanks was most recently seen Clint Eastwood's Sully.
In 2013, Hanks was seen starring in Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated
film Captain Phillips, for which he received SAG, BAFTA and Golden Globe
nominations as well as in AFI's "Movie of the Year" Saving Mr. Banks with Emma
His other feature credits include the Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana
Wachoski film Cloud Atlas, Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,
the animated adventure The Polar Express, which he also executive produced and
which reunited him with director Robert Zemeckis; the Coen brothers' The
Ladykillers; Steven Spielberg's The Terminal and Catch Me If You Can; Sam
Mendes' Road to Perdition; Frank Darabont's The Green Mile; Nora Ephron's You've
Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle; Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own; Ron
Howard's Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Splash, Hologram for a
King and Inferno; and the computer--animated blockbusters Cars, Toy Story, Toy
Story 2 and Toy Story 3.
Hanks' work on the big screen has translated to success on the small screen.
Following Apollo 13, he executive produced and hosted the acclaimed HBO
miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon," also directing one segment, and writing
several others. His work on the miniseries brought him Emmy, Golden Globe and
Producers Guild Awards, as well as an Emmy nomination for "Best Director."
His collaboration with Steven Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan led to them
executive producing the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," based on the book by
Stephen Ambrose. Hanks also directed a segment and wrote another segment of the
fact--based miniseries, which won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for "Best
Miniseries." In addition, Hanks earned an Emmy Award for "Best Director" and an
Emmy nomination for "Best Writing," and received another Producers Guild Award
for his work on the project.
In 2008, Hanks executive produced the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "John
Adams," starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. It won 13 Emmy
Awards, including the Emmy for "Outstanding Miniseries," as well as a Golden
Globe for "Best Miniseries," and a PGA Award. More recently, Hanks and Spielberg
re--teamed for the award--winning HBO miniseries "The Pacific," for which
Hanks once again served as executive producer. The ten--part program won eight
Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Miniseries," and brought Hanks his fourth
In 2012, Hanks executive produced the HBO political drama starring Julianne
Moore and Ed Harris, which follows Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate in
his 2008 Presidential campaign. "Game Change" was awarded Emmy and Golden Globes
for "Best Miniseries/Television Film" as well as earning several other awards
and nominations. In 2013, Hanks served as host, narrator and historical
commentator for the two hour National Geographic television movie based on the
best--selling book Killing Lincoln. In 2013, Hanks and Playtone produced the
Emmy nominated CNN documentary series, "The Sixties," and in 2014, the HBO
miniseries, "Olive Kitteridge," based on the Pulitzer Prize--winning novel by
Elizabeth Strout. In 2015, "Oliver Kitteridge" won eight Emmy awards, including
"Outstanding Limited Series," three Critics' Choice Television Awards, a DGA
award and a SAG award. In 2015, Hanks and Playtone produced "The Seventies" and
in 2016, "The Eighties."
In 1996, Hanks made his successful feature film writing and directing debut with
That Thing You Do, in which he also starred. He more recently wrote, produced,
directed and starred in Larry Crowne, with Julia Roberts. Under his and Gary
Goetzman's Playtone banner, they produced 2002's smash hit romantic comedy My
Big Fat Greek Wedding, with his wife Rita Wilson. Other producing credits
include Where the Wild Things Are, The Polar Express, The Ant Bully, Charlie
Wilson's War, Mamma Mia!, The Great Buck Howard, Starter for 10 and the HBO
series "Big Love."
In 2013, Hanks made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy." His
performance earned him Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony
In 2002, Hanks received the American Film Institute's "Lifetime Achievement
He was later honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with the Chaplin
Award in 2009. In 2014, Hanks received a Kennedy Center Honor.
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