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Tom Hanks

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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(1989, on peers he admires) Sean Penn brings an integrity to his work that I think we all wish we had. Mickey Rourke is a guy I'll pay five dollars to walk across the street and see. There's something he does that he loads up his movies with, whether they're good or bad. Also Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger and Michael Keaton. I rarely go to the movies when I don't think, 'Man, I wish I had that part... See more »


Jim Lovell, whom Hanks played in Apollo 13 (1995), is actually left-handed, but Hanks refused to write with his left hand for the movie. See more »


His characters are often immensely likeable ordinary guys See more »

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