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The Evolution of Tom Hanks

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Elliot

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Rick Martin

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S4 E1 - Sergeant Bull/Friends and Lovers/Miss Mother (1980)


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Bosom Buddies (1980)
Buffy Wilson / Kip Wilson

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Taxi (1978)
Gordon

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S4 E23 - The Road Not Taken: Part 1 (1982)

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Dr. Dwayne Twitchell

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S10 E5 - A Little Case of Revenge (1982)

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Robbie Wheeling

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Ned Donnelly

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S1 E14 - The Fugitive: Part 1 (1983)

S1 E15 - The Fugitive Part 2 (1983)

S2 E14 - Say Uncle (1984)

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Allen Bauer

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Richard

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Lawrence Bourne III

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The Money Pit (1986)
Walter Fielding

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David Basner

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Dragnet (1987)
Streebek

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Big (1988)
Josh

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Punchline (1988)
Steven Gold

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The Burbs (1989)
Ray Peterson

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Joe

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Sherman McCoy

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Radio Flyer (1992)
Older Mike (uncredited)

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Baxter

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S4 E1 - None But the Lonely Heart (1992)

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Jimmy Dugan

Sam Baldwin

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Fallen Angels (1993)
Trouble Boy #1

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S1 E2 - I'll Be Waiting (1993)

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Andrew Beckett

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Forrest Gump

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Apollo 13 (1995)
Jim Lovell

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Tom Hanks

1 Episode (1995)

S1 E2 - Bald Star in Hot Oil Fest! (1995)

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Woody (voice)

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Mr. White

Jean-Luc Despont

1 Episode (1998)

S1 E12 - Le voyage dans la lune (1998)

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Captain Miller

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Joe Fox

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Toy Story 2 (1999)
Woody (voice)

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Paul Edgecomb

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Chuck Noland

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British Officer (uncredited)

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S1 E5 - Crossroads (2001)

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Michael Sullivan

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Abraham Lincoln / Charles E. Wood / Daniel Boone / Paul Revere / Daniel Boone / Report / Jacob Coxey

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Professor G.H. Dorr

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Cars (2006)
Woody Car (voice)

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Robert Langdon

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Tom Hanks (voice)

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Born: July 9, 1956, in Concord, California, USA
Birth Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Height: 6' (1.83 m)

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 deal after his parent's divorce, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no alcoholism - just a confused childhood. He has no acting experience in college and credits that he could not get cast in a college play with starting his career. He went downtown, and auditioned for a community theatre play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and where his acting career started.

Ron Howard was working on Splash (1984), a fantasy comedy about a mermaid who falls in love with a business executive. Howard considered Hanks for the role of the main character's wisecracking brother, which eventually went to John Candy. Instead, Hanks landed the lead role and the film went on to become a surprise box office success, grossing more than $69 million. After several flops and moderate success with the comedy Dragnet (1987), Hanks' stature in the film industry rose. Their overall success with the fantasy-comedy Big (1988) established him as a major Hollywood talent, both as a box office draw and within the film industry as an actor. For his performance in the film, Hanks earned his first Academy Award nomination as Best Actor.

Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992). Hanks has stated that his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he subsequently improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his "modern era of movie making ... because enough self-discovery has gone on ... My work has become less pretentiously fake and over the top". This "modern era" began for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and then with Philadelphia (1993). The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love over the radio airwaves. Richard Schickel of Time magazine called his performance "charming", and most critics agreed that Hanks' portrayal ensured him a place among the premier romantic-comedy stars of his generation.

In Philadelphia, he played a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination. Hanks lost 35 pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role. In a review for People, Leah Rozen stated, "Above all, credit for Philadelphia's success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint. He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar." Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. During his acceptance speech, he revealed that his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson, two people with whom he was close, were gay.

Hanks followed Philadelphia with the blockbuster Forrest Gump (1994), which grossed over $600 million worldwide at the box office. Hanks remarked: "When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of that kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel ... some hope for their lot and their position in life ... I got that from the movies a hundred million times when I was a kid. I still do." Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Forrest Gump, becoming only the second actor to have accomplished the feat of winning consecutive Best Actor Oscars.

Hanks' next role - astronaut and commander Jim Lovell, in the docudrama Apollo 13 (1995) - reunited him with Ron Howard. Critics generally applauded the film and the performances of the entire cast, which included actors Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan. The movie also earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning two. Later that year, Hanks starred in Disney/Pixar's computer-animated film Toy Story (1995), as the voice of Sheriff Woody. A year later, he made his directing debut with the musical comedy That Thing You Do! (1996) about the rise and fall of a 1960s pop group, also playing the role of a music producer.

As of 2022, Hanks is 66 years old. He has never retired from acting and has remained active in the film industry for more than four decades.

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