Thomas J. Hanks was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California. His parents Amos and Janet Hanks gave him at school in Oakland, California, and he was following the high school here. Since high school, when he taught at Skyline, he liked baseball and drama.
He joined the Thespian Club and won the award for the best actor in "South Pacific". After college, he tried to obtain a role Shakespeare's play. But he gets the role of Callimaco in "The Mandrake".
Get in touch with an agency in Los Angeles, which arranged to play in his first film "He Knows You're Alone". In 1980 Tom gets a contract from the ABC Television for 50 thousand dollars and the chance to play in the "bosom Buddies". Other series in which he played are: "Happy Days", "Family Ties," "The Love Boat" and "Taxi". Ron Howard gives the chance to star in his new movie "Splash". In 1984 Hanks obtains a new success with the movie "Bachelor Party".
A year later he played in "The Man With One Red Shoe," "Volunteers" and "The Money Pit". In 1986 to Tom is offered the chance to play in a movie very close to his heart - "Nothing In Common". "Every Time We Say Goodbye" is a successful film and is among those that will bring money.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is the only actor from the second half of the twentieth century who won two consecutive Oscars. His father, Mefford, Hanks, worked as an assistant to the theater writer and his mother, Janet Marylyn was a nurse. The pair had three children, Sandra Hanks, Lawrence and Thomas Hanks. Tom studied at "Skyline High School" in Oakland, California, and then at the University of Fine Arts in Oakland.
In 1979 his family moved to New York, where he debuted in the film "He Knows You Are Alone" (1981), where he played a secondary role. Two years later, his father's friend, Neal Israel, called and asked Tom how much is he interested in cinema and offered the leading role in a new film. In 1988 Tom got married to Rita Wilson and moved permanently to Los Angeles.
Tom’s real career in cinematography began when he won his first Oscar for the best actor in the movie Philadelphia in 1993. Tom reached the heights again, playing in Forrest Gump (1994) managed to win the second Oscar for the best actor of the year, which transformed the start into the only actor in the second half of the twentieth century who won two consecutive Oscars. In 1998 he was nominated again for Oscar for his role in Saving Private Ryan and was nominated in 2000 for Cast Away.
Tom Hanks is one of the well paid actors in Hollywood. He entered in Guinness for having played in eight films, which have grossed more than $ 100 million. He is an amazing actor and has admirable roles, that surprise us all the time.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The Best Actors in the World .
A really good actor is an incredible person to see in action. The gifted ones have the ability to make you forget where you are and what you’re doing and take you in a different place seeing a drama unfold before your eyes. It is absolutely amazing to admire the most fantastic actors, which enchant our eyes with spectacular movies, wonderful roles and strong characters. Delight your eyes with the best actors that we will list and vote your favorite!!!!