Born 9 July 1956; s of Amos Hanks and Janet; m 1st, 1978, Samantha Lewes (marr. diss. 1985); one s one d; 2nd, 1988, Rita Wilson; two s
actor and producer
Calif State Univ.
Films include: Splash, Bachelor Party, 1984; The Money Pit, 1986; Dragnet, 1987; Big, Punchline, 1988; Turner and Hooch, 1989; The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1990; A League of their Own, 1992; Sleepless in Seattle, 1993; Philadelphia, 1994 (Best Actor Award, Berlin Film Fest.; Acad. Award for Best Actor); Forrest Gump (Acad. Award for Best Actor), Apollo 13, 1995; Toy Story, 1996; (also writer and dir) That Thing You Do!, 1997; Saving Private Ryan, 1998; You’ve Got Mail, 1999; The Green Mile, Toy Story 2, 2000; Cast Away, 2001; Road to Perdition, 2002; Catch Me If You Can, 2003; The Ladykillers, The Terminal, 2004; The Da Vinci Code, 2006; Charlie Wilson’s War, 2007; Angels and Demons, 2009; Toy Story 3, 2010; (also writer and dir) Larry Crowne, 2011; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2012; Cloud Atlas, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr Banks, 2013; Bridge of Spies, 2015; A Hologram for the King, Inferno, Sully, 2016; The Post, 2018; television includes: Bosom Buddies, 1980–82; co-prod., Band of Brothers, 2001; executive producer: The Pacific, 2010; The Sixties, 2014; theatre: Lucky Guy, NY, 2013. Presidential Medal of Freedom (USA), 2016
Uncommon Type: some stories, 2017
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