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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

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1999: TV commercial for The National World War II Memorial See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 26 Interviews | 38 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 60 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Tomu Hankusu


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(1989, on Punchline (1988)) That's the hardest one to make any sort of judgment on. The movie didn't do that well, which was really disappointing. If I were going to figure out why, I would end up taking a bunch of cheap shots at an awful lot of people who tried real hard, and that's not fair. What can you say? But it's the best work I've ever done. We were talking some real naked truths about ... See more »


In 2007, Forbes Magazine reported that his earnings were estimated to be $74 million the previous year. See more »


His characters are often immensely likeable ordinary guys See more »

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