Tom Hanks is a well-known name in the Hollywood. He is a multi-talented American actor, writer, producer, and director. He was born on 9 July 1956 in Concord, California. He is well known for his roles in Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Philadelphia, Big, Saving Mr. Banks, and Captain Philips. He lent his voice for the animated film Toy Story series and The Polar Express. He won various awards in his career some of them are Academy Awards and Golden Globe Award for his role in the film Philadelphia. People’s Choice Award and screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Forrest Gump. BAFTA awarded him Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for brilliance in the Film Industry.
The Journey of the star Tom Hanks towards success
Tom acted in school plays while attending Skyline High School in Oakland. He later learned theater at Chabot College in Hayward. Hanks made his debut in the film with He knows You’re Alone in 1980. He had a starring role in the Mazes and Monsters a television movie. The 1986 movie Nothing in Common gave identification as an actor who can play comic as well as serious role. Hanks faced few flops and moderate success, but after Big a fantasy comedy, his career took a flight at the box office. He later debuted as a director with the film That Thing You DO in 1996. He stared in Road to Perdition in which he played the role of a hit man. In 2013, he starred in Saving Mr. Banks and Captain Phillips, which got him critical, acclaims and praises. He made his Broadway debut with Lucky Guy.
The top 5 movie by Tom Hanks that one should not miss to watch are:
1. Forrest Gump: It is an epic romantic comedy drama adapted from the novel with the same title. Tam hanks won his second consecutive Oscar for Forrest Gump. The story is about a simple man who is at the centre of some of the most pivotal events of the 20th century. “Shit happens” , “stupid is as stupid does” are some of the famous phrase from the movie. The movie won Best Picture at Academy Awards.
2. Philadelphia: It is a 1993 movie the first mainstream film to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, Homophobia. Hank essayed the role of Andrew Beckett, who hides that he is an AIDS Patient and a homosexual. Later the firm he is working with fires him on confirmation of the diagnosis of AIDS. He files a case against the firm. The movie got Hanks his first Oscar.
3. Cast Away: It is an adventure drama. Hanks essayed the role of FedEx. The film is about the FedEx employee whose plane crashes and he has to spend years on a deserted island in the South Pacific. The film is about the attempts and struggle to survive on the island. Tom won Best Actor at the 58th Golden Globe Awards.
4. Saving Private Ryan: It is an epic War film. The film depicts the chaos of the battlefield. Hanks essay the role of a United States Rangers Captain. It is one of the most nuanced performances of his career. The film gained universal critical acclaim. It was the second highest grossing film of the year. The movie won Best Cinematography , Best film Editing, at the Academy Awards and Best thriller Film at Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Award.
5. Big: It is a 1988 fantasy comedy film. Hanks play the role of Josh Baskin, who makes wish to be big. His wish fulfilled and he aged to adulthood overnight. The film is totally charming and funny, Hanks received his first Academy Award nomination for his high degree difficult performance.
List of top films of Tom Hanks
1. He Knows You’re Alone
3. Bachelor Party
4. The Man with One Red Shoe
6. The Money Pit
7. Nothing in Common
8. Every Time We Say Goodbye
12. The ‘Burbs
13. Turner & Hooch
14. Joe Versus the Volcano
15. The Bonfire of the Vanities
16. Radio Flyer
17. A League of Their Own
18. Sleepless in Seattle
20. Forrest Gump
Upcoming movies of Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has never slowed down. He makes it a point to continue to perform to the best of his abilities even in middle age. Check out the list of Upcoming movies of Tom Hanks
• St. James Place – 2015
• A Hologram for the King- 2015
• Ithaca- 2015
All above 3 movies are in Post production stage. We are sure these movies will surely create a new example of acting skill of Tom Hanks.