TOM HANKS BIOGRAPHY CHILDHOOD LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS AND TIMELINE
Synopsis (Tom Hanks Biography Childhood Life Achievements timeline)
Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks, an actor, and filmmaker is born July 9, 1956, in America. He is famous for his comedic and dramatic characters in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, Sleepless in Seattle and Saving Mr. Banks. He has featured in the Robert Langdon film series, and speeches Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series.
Tom Hanks is known as one of the highly all-time box office stars and is a very popular American actor. He has stolen the limelight by his performance in ‘Splash which is a romantic comedy and is directed by Ron Howard. Through his character as Robert Langdon in the movies ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’; he made extensive commercial success as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. His charming attitude has earned instant stardom and his character is often being compared with Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, and Gary Cooper who are the Hollywood legends.
He established himself as an actor, writer, and director of films such as ‘That Thing You Do!’ and ‘Larry Crowne’. He has made many films and documentaries such as ‘From the Earth to the Moon’, ‘Band of Brothers’, and ‘The Pacific’. He has shown his interest in worldly activities, is an active humanitarian and has voiced boldly his opinions on same-sex marriages.
He has also concern on environmental issues. So he had expressed his interest in investing handsome sum amount of money to promote electric vehicles.
Tom Hanks Activities, Award, and Honors (Tom Hanks Biography Childhood Life Achievements timeline)
Together with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks has worked on five films like Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can(2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017). He became one of the successful and famous directors, producer, and screenwriter from his work in Band of Brothers In 2010. He was executive producers on the HBO miniseries The Pacific Together with Spielberg. with Hanks’ films have earned more than $4.5 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $9.0 billion globally. Hence he became third highest earning actor in North America.
Award and honors in the name of Hanks (Tom Hanks Biography Childhood Life Achievements timeline)
- Golden Globe Award
- Academy Award for Best Actor for Philadelphia (1993),
- a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People’s Choice Award for Best Actor for Forrest Gump (1994).
- In 1995, Hanks became one of only two actors who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in consecutive years, with Spencer Tracy being the other.
- In 2004, he was honored by Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for the Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
- Kennedy Center Honor 2014
- Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, 2016
- Legion of Honor.
Tom Hanks Early life (Tom Hanks Biography Childhood Life Achievements timeline)
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was the son of Janet Marylyn (a hospital worker) and itinerant cook Amos Mefford Hanks. He was born in Concord, California on July 9, 1956, His parents were separated from each other in 1960. Tom, went with their father, while the youngest age.
Hanks’ was from a religious family and was Catholic and Mormon. He has characterized his teenage himself as being a “Bible-toting evangelical”.
Hanks studied his theater course at Chabot College in Hayward, California. And later he shifted to California State University, Sacramento. During with an interview with Bob Costas, in 2001 he said his willingness to win Heisman Trophy by playing halfback for the California Golden Bears.
At Dowling’s recommendation, Hanks join an intern at the festival. He learns most aspects of theater production including lighting, set design, and stage management.
Politics and activism (Tom Hanks Biography Childhood Life Achievements timeline)
Hanks is the supporter of same-sex marriage. He is the supporter of Democrats and has helped by donating many Democratic politicians. In 2008 United States presidential election he had uploaded a video to his MySpace account supporting Barack Obama. He narrated a 2012 documentary, The Road We’ve Traveled, produced by Obama for America. In 2016, Hanks had endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Personal life (Tom Hanks Biography Childhood Life Achievements timeline)
Hanks had was married an American actress Samantha Lewes. They had a son, and a daughter, Elizabeth Hanks. In 1987 Hanks and Samantha Lewes divorced. In 1988 Hanks married actress Rita Wilson. They had worked together in many TV comedy Bosom Buddies (1980-1982). They were united in 1985 on the set of Volunteers. Hank and Rita had two sons. Hanks converted himself to the Greek Orthodox Church, the religion of Wilson Before marrying Wilson. Hank was the patient with type 2 diabetes