Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks
- "I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism."
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Name – actor
First name: Tom
Last name: Hanks
- Tom Hanks is known for his roles in Apollo 13, That Thing You Do!, The Green Mile, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Charlie Wilson's War, Catch Me If You Can, A League of Their Own, The Da Vinci Code, and as the voice of Woody in the Toy Story movie franchise.
Tom Hanks has earned and been nominated for numerous awards during his career, including winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia and a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump, and earning the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the BAFTAs in 2004.
Tom Hanks is also known for his collaboration with film director Steven Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan and the mini-series Band of Brothers, which launched Hanks also as a successful director, producer and writer.
As of 2012, Tom Hanks films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the United States box office alone, and over $8.5 billion worldwide making him the highest all time box office star.