Tom Hanks - American actor, writer, producer and director

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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor, writer, producer and director. Hanks work in television and family friendly comedies, gaining broad notice in 1988's Big, before achieve success as a dramatic actor in some notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander James A. Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in save Private Ryan, Joe Fox in You have Got Mail and Chuck Noland in Cast Away. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. U.S. domestic box office total for his films beat $3.9 billion. He is the father of actor Colin Hanks.

Hanks have made donations to several Democratic politicians and have been open about his sustain for same sex marriage, environmental causes and alternative fuels. A supporter of NASA's manned space program, Hanks said that he initially wanted to be an astronaut but "didn't have the math." Hanks is a member of the National Space Society, portion on the Board of Governors of the nonprofit educational space advocacy association founded by Dr. Wernher Von Braun and was the maker of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon about the Apollo program to send astronauts to the moon.
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Born Name
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Date of Birth
July 9, 1956
Place of Birth
Concord, California, U.S.
Occupation
Actor, producer, director,
voice over artist, speaker, writer
Spouse
Susan Jane Dillingham,
Rita Wilson

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