Tom Hanks


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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 mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a great ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 89 wins & 199 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast Away Producer
(2000)
Big Josh
(1988)
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
(1994)
Apollo 13 Jim Lovell
(1995)

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  A Man Called Ove (producer) (announced)
  Beautiful (producer) (announced)
  No Better Place to Die (executive producer) (announced)
  Masters of the Air (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.9 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 ... (executive producer)
 2020 My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2019 The Movies (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Golden Age (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Sixties (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Seventies (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The 2000s to Today (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Nineties (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2018 The 2000s (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- I Want My MP3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Yes We Can (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Financial Crisis (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The i Decade (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Quagmire: Bush's Second Term (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (executive producer)
 2018 1968: The Year That Changed America (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part Four: Fall (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Part Three: Summer (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Part Two: Spring (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Part One: Winter (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2017 The Nineties (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Isn't It Ironic (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Information Age (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Terrorism Hits Home (2017) ... (executive producer)
- New World Order (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Can We All Get Along? (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 The Eighties (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Technology Gets Personal (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Fight Against AIDS (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Video Killed the Radio Star (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Greed Is Good (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Tear Down This Wall (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (producer)
 2015 Ithaca (executive producer)
 2015 The Seventies (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- What's Goin' On (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Terror at Home and Abroad (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Battle of the Sexes (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The State of the Union Is Not Good (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes & Cults (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Concert for Valor (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Security (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Different Road (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Incoming Tide (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Pharmacy (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Times They Are A-Changin' (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1968 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Space Race (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Assassination of President Kennedy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Parkland (producer)
 2013 The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Electric City (TV Series short) (producer)
 2012 The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 He Has Seen War (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Larry Crowne (producer)
 2011 The 3 Minute Talk Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Robin Williams (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Jimmy Fallon/Rico Rodriguez (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Wilmer Valderrama (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Nia Vardalos (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Lance Bass (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2011 Big Love (TV Series) (executive producer - 51 episodes)
- Where Men and Mountains Meet (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Exorcism (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Noose Tightens (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Til Death Do Us Part (2011) ... (executive producer)
- D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Home (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Okinawa (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Iwo Jima (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Peleliu Hills (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Peleliu Airfield (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short) (executive producer)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (producer)
 2009 My Life in Ruins (executive producer)
 2008 City of Ember (producer)
 2008 Mamma Mia! (executive producer)
 2008 David McCullough: Painting with Words (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Peacefield (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Unite or Die (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Reunion (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Great Buck Howard (producer)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (producer)
 2007 Evan Almighty (executive producer)
 2007 Big Love: In the Beginning (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Post-Partum (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Moving Day (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Meet the Babysitter (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Starter for 10 (producer)
 2006 The Ant Bully (producer)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 We're with the Band (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (Documentary short) (producer)
 2004 The Polar Express (executive producer)
 2004 Connie and Carla (producer)
 2003 My Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (producer)
 2001 We Stand Alone Together (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Points (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Why We Fight (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Patrol (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Breaking Point (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Bastogne (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 West Point (TV Series) (executive producer - 2000)
 2000 Cast Away (producer)
 2000 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Return with Honor (2000) ... (producer)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (executive producer)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (executive producer)
- We Interrupt This Program (1998) ... (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Newspaper Article, Author, "The Who Aged Me," Published in The New York Times, April 27, 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 27 Interviews | 51 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 69 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Tom H. | Tomu Hankusu

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Rita Wilson  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Colin Hanks | See more »

Parents:

Marylyn (Frager), Janet | Hanks, Amos Mefford
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Personal Quote:

[on landing Bosom Buddies (1980)] I had lived in New York for a couple of years and had developed, I guess, a defense mechanism when it came to auditions. And that was not to care about them too much. So I was able to go in and be so casual, so nonchalant about impressing those people that I'd screw it up-as opposed to trying to show them how great and unique a talent you are. People hate you ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a huge fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). That's the reason he agreed upon playing one of the Canadian Mounties in the Lumberjack song during Concert for George (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, and Ron Howard See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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