History Creator / TomHanks

20th Jan '17 5:31:10 AM bombadil211
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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) worked in television (''Series/BosomBuddies'') and family-friendly comedies such as ''{{Film/Splash}}'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' before achieving success as a dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the title role in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Captain James A. Lovell in ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Captain John H. Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', Michael Sullivan in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', Sheriff Woody in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', and Chuck Noland in ''Film/CastAway'', as well as helping to produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''Series/ThePacific''. He can most recently be seen starring in ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' and playing Creator/WaltDisney in Disney's ''Film/SavingMrBanks''.

He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' nine times and ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' once. Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''Film/ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.

This man named the trivia item TomHanksSyndrome for a reason.

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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) worked in television (''Series/BosomBuddies'') is an American actor and family-friendly director who is regarded as being one of the best performers of his generation.

He began his career in
comedies such as like ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''Series/BosomBuddies'' where he displayed a flair for timing and physical comedy. Quickly moving onto film, he became well-known for lighthearted comedies like ''{{Film/Splash}}'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' before achieving success as well as romantic films. In the latter genre, he's famously one half of ThoseTwoActors with Creator/MegRyan, having starred as her love interest in three films[[note]]''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'', ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'', and ''Film/YouveGotMail''[[/note]].

Going into the nineties, Hanks' career took
a sharp swerve as he began turning in critically-acclaimed dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including performances, earning him back-to-back Oscars for his portrayal of the dying Andrew Beckett in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'' and the title role simple-but-well-meaning ''Film/ForrestGump''. Since then, his career has been eclectic, with his starring in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Captain James A. Lovell films that run the gamut from comedy (''{{Film/Splash}}''), children's films (''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''), heavy drama (''Film/RoadToPerdition''), science fiction (''Film/CloudAtlas''), and even his own blockbuster action franchise (''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and its sequels).

He is a well-known space nerd and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII history buff and these interests are reflected in his career, with his having starred
in ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Captain John H. Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', Michael Sullivan in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', Sheriff Woody in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', 13}}'' and Chuck Noland in ''Film/CastAway'', ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' as well as helping to produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' having produced ''Series/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'', ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', and ''Series/ThePacific''. He can most recently be seen starring in ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' and playing Creator/WaltDisney in Disney's ''Film/SavingMrBanks''.

He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has
''Series/ThePacific''.

He's
hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' nine times and ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' once. Runs once to rave reviews each time. He runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], Playtone, named after the music label in his self-produced ''Film/ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.

This man named ''And'' to top it all off, he is the trivia item TomHanksSyndrome TropeNamer for a reason.
TomHanksSyndrome, being the most famous and successful example of an actor being able to break away from TypeCasting and showing the world HeReallyCanAct.
16th Jan '17 7:10:42 PM StarSword
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He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' nine times . Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.

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He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' nine times . times and ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' once. Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''ThatThingYouDo''.''Film/ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.
11th Dec '16 5:15:43 AM Xtifr
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'''Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks''' (born July 9, 1956) worked in television (''Series/BosomBuddies'') and family-friendly comedies such as ''{{Film/Splash}}'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' before achieving success as a dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the title role in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Captain James A. Lovell in ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Captain John H. Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', Michael Sullivan in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', Sheriff Woody in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', and Chuck Noland in ''Film/CastAway'', as well as helping to produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''Series/ThePacific''. He can most recently be seen starring in ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' and playing Creator/WaltDisney in Disney's ''Film/SavingMrBanks''.

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'''Thomas Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks''' Hanks (born July 9, 1956) worked in television (''Series/BosomBuddies'') and family-friendly comedies such as ''{{Film/Splash}}'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' before achieving success as a dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the title role in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Captain James A. Lovell in ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Captain John H. Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', Michael Sullivan in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', Sheriff Woody in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', and Chuck Noland in ''Film/CastAway'', as well as helping to produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''Series/ThePacific''. He can most recently be seen starring in ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' and playing Creator/WaltDisney in Disney's ''Film/SavingMrBanks''.
6th Dec '16 7:34:25 PM jormis29
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'''Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks''' (born July 9, 1956) worked in television (''Series/BosomBuddies'') and family-friendly comedies such as ''{{Film/Splash}}'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' before achieving success as a dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the title role in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Captain James A. Lovell in ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Captain John H. Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', Michael Sullivan in ''RoadToPerdition'', Sheriff Woody in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', and Chuck Noland in ''CastAway'', as well as helping to produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''ThePacific''. He can most recently be seen starring in ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' and playing Creator/WaltDisney in Disney's ''Film/SavingMrBanks''.

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'''Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks''' (born July 9, 1956) worked in television (''Series/BosomBuddies'') and family-friendly comedies such as ''{{Film/Splash}}'' and ''Film/{{Big}}'' before achieving success as a dramatic actor portraying several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the title role in ''Film/ForrestGump'', Captain James A. Lovell in ''{{Film/Apollo 13}}'', Captain John H. Miller in ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', Michael Sullivan in ''RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', Sheriff Woody in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', and Chuck Noland in ''CastAway'', ''Film/CastAway'', as well as helping to produce ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''ThePacific''.''Series/ThePacific''. He can most recently be seen starring in ''Film/CaptainPhillips'' and playing Creator/WaltDisney in Disney's ''Film/SavingMrBanks''.



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* ''Ithaca'' (2015)

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* ''Film/TheCircle'' (2017)
27th Nov '16 5:55:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDaVinciCode'' (2006)

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* ''TheDaVinciCode'' ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' (2006)
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* ''AngelsAndDemons'' (2009)

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* ''AngelsAndDemons'' ''Film/AngelsAndDemons'' (2009)
28th Oct '16 3:36:10 AM DynamicCingulatan
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He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' nine times (half as many times as Alec Baldwin, who as of September 2011, is ''SNL'''s most frequent host), and has made cameos on the show (including on the last episode of season 34 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in which he played a moronic version of himself on "Celebrity Jeopardy"]], the Bruno Mars episode from season 38 as a murderous carnival ride robot, and JustinTimberlake's fifth time hosting, where he is one of many members of the Five-Timers' Club). Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.

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He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' nine times (half as many times as Alec Baldwin, who as of September 2011, is ''SNL'''s most frequent host), and has made cameos on the show (including on the last episode of season 34 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in which he played a moronic version of himself on "Celebrity Jeopardy"]], the Bruno Mars episode from season 38 as a murderous carnival ride robot, and JustinTimberlake's fifth time hosting, where he is one of many members of the Five-Timers' Club).times . Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.
27th Oct '16 9:02:52 PM DynamicCingulatan
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He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' eight times (half as many times as Alec Baldwin, who as of September 2011, is ''SNL'''s most frequent host), and has made cameos on the show (including on the last episode of season 34 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in which he played a moronic version of himself on "Celebrity Jeopardy"]], the Bruno Mars episode from season 38 as a murderous carnival ride robot, and JustinTimberlake's fifth time hosting, where he is one of many members of the Five-Timers' Club). Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.

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He also played Robert Langdon in ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Film/AngelsAndDemons''. Has hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' eight nine times (half as many times as Alec Baldwin, who as of September 2011, is ''SNL'''s most frequent host), and has made cameos on the show (including on the last episode of season 34 [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in which he played a moronic version of himself on "Celebrity Jeopardy"]], the Bruno Mars episode from season 38 as a murderous carnival ride robot, and JustinTimberlake's fifth time hosting, where he is one of many members of the Five-Timers' Club). Runs his own studio called [=Playtone=], named after the music label in his self-produced ''ThatThingYouDo''. [[OneOfUs He's also a big enough fan of both]] Music/TheBeatles and Creator/MontyPython that he got to sing "The Lumberjack Song" (as one of the Lumberjacks) in the ''Concert for George'', the memorial concert celebrating the life of Music/GeorgeHarrison.
11th Sep '16 11:15:43 AM Aquila89
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* ''Film/{{Sully}}'' (2016)
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