Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Tom Hanks got international recognition from his comedic and dramatic roles. He is the fifth-highest-grossing actor in North America. Moreover, he is one of the most famous actor of Hollywood with millions fans all over the world.
Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956. His mother Janet Marylyn was a hospital worker moreover, his father Amos Mefford Hanks was a cook. Moreover, his parents divorced in 1960 and he went with his father. He attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California. Moreover, Hanks acted in school plays, including South Pacific while attending High School.
Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California moreover, transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years. He became an intern at the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. For this dropped out of college. Moreover, Time magazine named Hanks one of the “Top 10 College Dropouts” in 2010.
Hank made his film debut in the low-budget slasher film He Knows You’re Alone 1980. However, he played lead role first time in the movie “Forrest Gump”. Then, he played movies like “A league of Their Own”, “Joe Versus the Volcano” etc. Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedies Splash in 1984. Moreover, he won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor in movie Philadelphia in 1993.
He played movies like Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Apollo 13 , The Green Mile etc. Moreover, he also played famous movies like Captain Phillips , Sully etc. Hanks won two Academy Awards out of six nominations. Moreover,he received a Kennedy Center Honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama and Legion of Honor.
Tom Hanks is now 63 years old. He has net worth of 350 million $.
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