Tom Hanks Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Tom Hanks was born on 9th July 1956 in Concord, California, U.S. to Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook and Janet Marylyn, a hospital worker. Tom has three siblings.

#  Tom Hanks’s parents got divorce when he was just four years old, family’s three oldest children Sandra Hanks Benoiton, Lawrence M. Hanks and Tom Hanks stayed with his father and the youngest kid Jim Hanks stayed with his mother.

#  Tom Hanks’s birth name is Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, he preferred to use his short as his screen name.

#  Hanks attended “Skyline High School” in Oakland, California. He was unpopular with his classmate and teachers. As a kid he was too shy. Later he studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward.

#  Hanks worked at “Great Lakes Theater Festival” for few years as an intern and gained knowledge about theater lighting, set design, stage management etc.

#   Tom Hanks made his acting debut with “He Knows You’re Alone” in 1980 alongside Don Scardino and Caitlin O’Heaney, the film did well at the box office.

#  Tom known for his all time blockbuster hits like Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, Catch Me If You Can, The Da Vinci Code etc.

#  Tom is ranked as the highest all time box office star with an average of $107 million per film.!!

#  Hanks married actress Samantha Lewes in 1978 and they had a son Colin Hanks and a daughter Elizabeth Ann. The couple got divorce in 1987.

#  After the divorce Tom Hanks married Rita Wilson in 1988 and the couple have two sons Chester and Truman.

#  Hanks supported Barack Obama in 2008 presidential election.


“I love what I do for a living, it’s the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don’t truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I’m always trying to balance that with what is really important.”

“I was a geek, a spaz. I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy. At the same time, I was the guy who’d yell out funny captions during filmstrips. But I didn’t get into trouble. I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible.”

“I try not to lie to people—the only way to control the way you’re perceived is to tell the truth. No journalist has ever been in my house and no photographs have ever been taken of where I live. I don’t parade my family out for display, which is the way it will stay.”

“I must say that when I go to church—and I do go to church—I ponder the mystery. I meditate on the ‘why?’ of ‘Why people are as they are’ and ‘Why bad things happen to good people,’ and ‘Why good things happen to bad people’… The mystery is what I think it is, almost, the grand unifying theory of mankind.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1980 He Knows You’re Alone Armand Mastroianni Don Scardino,Caitlin O’Heaney,
2 1982 Mazes and Monsters SHilliard Stern Wendy Crewson,David Wallace
3 1984 Splash Ron Howard Daryl Hannah,John Candy
4 Bachelor Party Neal Israel Tawny Kitaen,Adrian Zmed
5 1985 The Man WithOne Red Shoe Stan Dragoti Dabney Coleman,Lori Singer
6 Volunteers Nicholas Meyer John Candy
7 1986 The Money Pit Richard Benjamin Shelley Long
8 Nothing in Common Garry Marshall Jackie Gleason
9 Every TimeWe Say Goodbye Moshé Mizrahi Cristina Marsillach
10 1987 Dragnet Tom Mankiewicz Dan Aykroyd,Christopher Plummer
11 1988 Big Penny Marshall Elizabeth Perkins,Robert Loggia
12 Punchline David Seltzer Sally Field,John Goodman
13 1989 Turner and Hooch Roger Spottiswoode Mare Winningham
14 The ‘Burbs Joe Dante Bruce Dern,Carrie Fisher
15 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano John Patrick Shanley Meg Ryan,Lloyd Bridges
16 The Bonfire of the Vanities Brian De Palma Bruce Willis,Melanie Griffith
17 1992 A League of Their Own Penny Marshall Geena Davis,Madonna
18 Radio Flyer Richard Donner Elijah Wood,Joseph Mazzello
19 1993 Sleepless in Seattle Nora Ephron Meg Ryan,Bill Pullman
20 Philadelphia Jonathan Demme Denzel Washington
21 1994 Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis Robin Wright Penn,Gary Sinise
22 1995 Apollo 13 Ron Howard Kevin Bacon
23 1996 That Thing You Do! Tom Everett Scott,Liv Tyler
24 1998 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg Edward Burns,Matt Damon
25 You’ve Got Mail Nora Ephron Meg Ryan
26 1999 The Green Mile Frank Darabont David Morse,Bonnie Hunt
27 2000 Cast Away Robert Zemeckis Helen Hunt
28 2002 Road to Perdition Sam Mendes Paul Newman,Jude Law
29 Catch Me if You Can Steven Spielberg Leonardo DiCaprio
30 2004 The Terminal Steven Spielberg Catherine Zeta-Jones
31 The Ladykillers Ethan Coen Irma P. Hall
32 Elvis Has Leftthe Building Joel Zwick John Corbett,Kim Basinger
33 2006 The Da Vinci Code Ron Howard Audrey Tautou,Ian McKellen
34 2007 Charlie Wilson’s War Mike Nichols Julia Roberts
35 2008 The GreatBuck Howard Sean McGinly John Malkovich,Colin Hanks.
36 2009 Angels & Demons Ron Howard Ewan McGregor
37 2011 Larry Crowne Tom Hanks Julia Roberts
38 2011 Extremely Loudand Incredibly Close Stephen Daldry Sandra Bullock,Thomas Horn
39 2012 Cloud Atlas Lana Wachowski Halle Berry,Jim Broadbent
40 2012 Captain Phillips
41 2013 Saving Mr. Banks

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8 thoughts on “Tom Hanks Movies & Biography”

  1. Castaway & Forrestgump are my favorites .. it really inspired.. watching catch me if u can now..
    really wonderful.

  2. 1 of the best actors I’ve ever seen..
    I liked ur movies very much…
    Cast away,Forest gump,green mile
    wat a mve !!!!!
    I cnt help cryin…..

  3. i saw ur cast away and one thing i enjoing very much in movie your saying “fire……. look what i hav created” i love this ………. i lve you

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