Knowledge Identifier: +Tom_Hanks
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1956.
Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (11%), (5%)
Linked to: Democratic Party, Los Angeles Times, American Film Institute, California State University, Sacramento
In 1965, Amos Hanks married Frances Wong, a San Francisco native of Chinese descent.
During the same time, Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his 1978 performance as Proteus in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of the few times he played a villain.
Bess Armstrong - Armstrong continued to make several films for both the big and small screens in the 1980s, among them "High Road to China" opposite Tom_Selleck; "Jaws 3-D" with Dennis_Quaid; Alan Alda's "The Four Seasons"; the TV miniseries "Lace"; and "Nothing in Common", starring Tom Hanks and Jackie Gleason
Donna Dixon - Dixon co-starred with Tom Hanks in the early 1980s television comedy series "Bosom Buddies"
Sela Ward - Ward subsequently played variations on the same character in films and television guest spots throughout the 1980s, most notably opposite Tom Hanks in 1986's "Nothing in Common"
Bosom Buddies and a guest appearance on a 1982 episode of Happy Days ("A Case of Revenge," where he played a disgruntled former classmate of The Fonz) prompted director Ron Howard to contact Hanks.
Adrian Zmed - Though it did not fare as well as its predecessor, the film was a modest success, and Zmed's performance in his first motion picture led to other movie roles, including 1983's "The Final Terror", and his breakout role as "Jay O'Neill" in 1984's "Bachelor Party", with Tom Hanks
John Candy - In 1984, Candy played Tom Hanks's womanizing brother in the hit romantic comedy "Splash", generally considered his breakout role
Tawny Kitaen - She co-starred in the movie "Bachelor Party" as the bride-to-be of a young Tom Hanks and was the star of the 1986 horror movie "Witchboard"
Barbara Stuart - She played Tom Hanks' character's increasingly appalled mother-in-law-to be in 1984's "Bachelor Party"
Winston Groom - "Forrest Gump" was published in 1986; however, it did not make Groom a best-selling author until it was adapted into a film with the same name in 1994, a film starring Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest Gump
In 1988, Hanks married actress Rita Wilson.
Debra Jo Rupp - In 1988, Rupp landed her first film role on the big screen as Miss Patterson, Tom Hanks's secretary in the film "Big"
Rita Wilson - She has been married to actor Tom Hanks since April 1988, and the couple have two sons, Chester and Truman
Dean Reed - Tom Hanks has optioned a biography by Reggie Nadelson, titled "Comrade Rockstar" , finally published in the U.S. by Walker & Company in 2006
Velma Abbott - After that, filmmaker Penny Marshall premiered her 1992 film "A League of Their Own", a fictional history centered in the first season of the AAGPBL. Starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell, this film brought a rejuvenated interest to the extinct league
Alfonso Cuaron - After this success, director Sydney Pollack hired Cuarón to direct an episode of "Fallen Angels", a series of neo-noir stories produced for the Showtime premium cable network in 1993; other directors who worked on the series included Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich and Tom Hanks
Pauline Brailsford - Her most notable performance was "A League of Their Own", as the team's chaperone "Miss Cuthburt", for which she shared a 1993 MTV Movie Award nomination with Tom Hanks for Best Kiss
Gary Goetzman - In 1993, Goetzman was executive producer of Demme's "Philadelphia", starring Tom Hanks
Meg Ryan - The year 1993 saw the release of the hugely successful romantic comedy "Sleepless in Seattle", which paired Ryan for the second time with Tom Hanks
Hanks followed Philadelphia with the 1994 summer hit Forrest Gump.
Sammy L. Davis - Footage of his Medal of Honor award ceremony was used in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump", with actor Tom Hanks' head superimposed over that of Davis
Nathan Bedford Forrest - In the 1994 motion picture, "Forrest Gump", the eponymous Tom Hanks character states that he was named after his ancestor General Nathan Bedford Forrest
Hanks' next roleastronaut and commander Jim Lovell, in the 1995 movie Apollo 13--reunited him with Ron Howard.
Jim Hanks - In 1995 "A Current Affair" revealed that Tom Hanks had created the mannerisms for the character of Forrest Gump in the film of the same name based upon the simpleton mannerisms earlier created by Jim for the role of Jeeter in 1993, including Forrest's "now-famous jerky run"
Kathleen Quinlan - She has appeared in over 50 films, but is perhaps best known for her roles as Deborah, a schizophrenic, in the film version of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden", for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama, and for a Golden Globe and Oscar nominated turn in the Best Supporting Actress category as an astronaut's wife, Marilyn Lovell, in the 1995 true story "Apollo 13" opposite Tom Hanks
Robert Zemeckis - In 1996, Zemeckis had begun developing a project titled The Castaway with Tom Hanks and writer William Broyles, Jr..
Dabbs Greer - He had a similar role in the 1999 film "The Green Mile", in which he played the elderly version of Tom Hanks' Death Row officer Paul Edgecomb
Hanks and Tracy were the same age at the time they received their Academy Awards: 37 for the first and 38 for the second.
Bill Mauldin - On September 19, 2001, Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley presented Mauldin with a personal letter from Army Chief of Staff General Eric K. Shinseki, a hardbound book with notes from other senior Army leaders and several celebrities to include Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw and Tom Hanks
At the age of 45, he became the youngest ever recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on June 12, 2002.
Ryan Malgarini - He appeared with Tom Hanks in a test film to develop the "performance capture" technology for "The Polar Express" in 2004
Coen Brothers - In 2004, the Coen brothers made The Ladykillers, a remake of the Ealing Studios classic; a professor, played by Tom Hanks, assembles a team to rob a casino.
Kenneth Cole Productions - In 2005, Cole spearheaded the We All Have AIDS awareness campaign with advertisements photographed by Mark Seliger and featuring such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Will_Smith, Elton John, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Alicia Keys, Desmond Tutu, Natasha Richardson, Eric McCormack, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Greg Louganis and Rosie O'Donnell
Mark Romanek - In 2005, Romanek was scheduled to direct Tom Hanks in a film adaptation of the book, "A Cold Case" but the project languished in development hell
Bill Haley - In March 2005, the British network Sky TV reported that Tom Hanks was planning to produce a biopic on the life of Bill Haley, with production tentatively scheduled to begin in 2006
In 2006, Hanks topped a 1,500-strong list of 'most trusted celebrities' compiled by Forbes magazine.
Tom Hooper - "Elizabeth I" and "Longford" led directly to Hooper being selected by Tom Hanks to direct the epic miniseries "John Adams" for Playtone and HBO. Hooper had been working on a biographical film with Joan Didion about Katharine Graham, publisher of "The Washington Post", since 2006 when he was asked by Hanks to helm the programme
Tom Hooper (director) - "Elizabeth I" and "Longford" led directly to Hooper being selected by Tom Hanks to direct the epic miniseries "John Adams" for Playtone and HBO. Hooper had been working on a biographical film with Joan Didion about Katharine Graham, publisher of "The Washington Post", since 2006 when he was asked by Hanks to helm the programme
AC Propulsion eBox - The first production eBox was delivered to actor Tom Hanks on February 15, 2007
Tony Dungy - On September 6, 2007, "The Indianapolis Star" reported that the Davie-Brown Index , an independent celebrity rating service for advertisers, places Dungy in the top 15 of the 900 actors, musicians, TV personalities, and sports celebrities it ranks for overall appeal, putting him on a level with actors such as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman
Space account in which he announced his endorsement of Barack Obama.
Gil Kenan - Produced by Tom Hanks, it was released in October 2008 to mixed reviews and poor box office results
Harvey (film) - Spielberg approached Tom Hanks and later Robert Downey, Jr. for the lead role, but in December 2009 Spielberg opted out after a dispute over his vision for the project
Julia Roberts - In 2011, she co-starred as Mercedes Tainot opposite Tom Hanks who directed and played the title role in the romantic comedy "Larry Crowne"
Captain Phillips (film) - In March 2011, actor Tom Hanks attached himself to the project after reading a draft of the screenplay by Billy Ray
Pixar - In June 2011, Tom Hanks, who voiced Woody in "Toy Story", implied that "Toy Story 4" was "in the works", but this has not been confirmed by the studio
Rami Malek - During filming of "The Pacific", Malek met executive producer Tom Hanks, who was impressed with his performance and would later cast him as college student Steve Dibiasi in the feature film "Larry Crowne", released in July 2011
Brian Epstein - In 2012, Tom Hanks announced that his production company will back a biopic of the famed Beatles' manager
Chloe Sevigny - With Tom Hanks reportedly backing the production of the series, it is due to begin filming in late 2012
Michael Stuhlbarg - His final performance of 2017 and second release of December, was as "The New York Times" executive editor A. M. Rosenthal in Steven Spielberg's political thriller "The Post", which starred Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and depicts the publishing of the "Pentagon Papers" by journalists from "The Washington Post" and "The Times"