In the movie Cloud Atlas, Tom Hanks portrayed six different roles, and in the movie The Polar Express, he voiced six different characters.
Hanks’ films have grossed over $4.9 billion in North America and $9.96 billion globally, making him the fourth highest-grossing actor in the country. Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), and A League of Their Own (1988) were among Hanks’ first main roles, all of which received high critical acclaim (1992). He received two Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his roles as a gay lawyer with AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the titular character in Forrest Gump (1994).
Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017) are among the five films Hanks worked on with Steven Spielberg, as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which debuted him as a director, producer, and screenwriter.
Hanks has two Academy Award nominations out of a total of six. Hanks has also received seven Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer on shows like From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 2013 for his portrayal in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy.
In 2002, he got the AFI Life Achievement Award. In 2004, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts presented him with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in a movie. In 2014, he earned a Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as the French Legion of Honor. He won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in 2020.
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