Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an award-winning American actor, producer, writer, and director. He attended Skyline High School in Oakland, CA. He is best known for his roles in Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, and the Toy Story series.
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in Big, 1988
- Academy Award, & Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Philadelphia, 1993
- Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, & People’s Choice Award for Best Actor in Forrest Gump, 1994
- Academy Award for Best Picture in Forrest Gump, 1994
- People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor In A Dramatic Motion Picture in Apollo 13, 1995
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama in Cast Away, 2000