Tom Hanks net worth has been reported to reach close to $400 million in the year 2021. The famous Hollywood actor was born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California, and started his career in show business after studying theater at Chabot College in Hayward and California State University, Sacramento. He first appeared on TV screens in 1970’s, appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as one of the family Feeney from the sitcom called Bosom Buddies, which aired on ABC between September 1980 and June 1982.
Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956. to Janet Marylyn (Wilson) and Amos Mefford Hanks Sr. According to his parents he was named after his paternal grandfather, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and whose birth name was Captain John Wilson though that has never been verified. He is of mostly English ancestry, with smaller amounts of German, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Swiss and Welsh ancestry according to an episode of Inside Edition.
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Tom hanks Career Highlights
Actor, Producer, and Director Tom Hanks began his acting career at 14 when he appeared in a revival of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with his high school drama club. He followed that up with Broadway appearances as Billy Flynn in Chicago and Gus Vaneker in Bye Bye Birdie. His first leading role was on television as Sam Malone on Cheers, a part he played for eleven years. Since then, he has been nominated for an Oscar three times and won two Golden Globes. He also won an Emmy Award for ER and has five SAG Awards to his name. In addition to starring roles on television (Empire Falls) and film (Forrest Gump), Mr.
Before he made his directorial debut, Hanks was already a household name. In 1994, he starred in two huge films: Forrest Gump and Philadelphia. In Forrest Gump he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as an adult with mental disabilities. He has also received Golden Globe nominations for a handful of movies including Cast Away, Captain Phillips and Saving Private Ryan. For his role in Philadelphia, he received multiple awards including a second Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
Awards & Nominations
So far, Tom Hanks has been nominated for or won several awards during his career. According to an extensive list from Biography, these include: an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Chuck Noland in Cast Away (2000), and another nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13 (1995); a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, again from Cast Away; two Screen Actors Guild Awards; three People’s Choice Awards; four MTV Movie Awards; four National Board of Review awards; five American Comedy Awards; six Young Artist Awards (two of which were special honors); ten Annie Awards; twelve Image awards; and eighteen Grammy nominations.
Back to Turner & Hooch (1989) : In 2019, he starred as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Gary Ross’s film version of the best-selling book A Prayer for Owen Meany. After two years, he then began playing Robert Langdon in an adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel Angels & Demons, and then played a doctor who develops a relationship with a terminally ill patient (played by Helen Hunt) in The Vow. In 2016, he was cast as Mr. Rogers in an upcoming biopic from TriStar Pictures.
It’s no secret that director and actor Tom Hanks loves cars. After all, he has appeared in multiple documentaries dedicated to automobiles. The famous car guy has some great stories about his classic vehicles and they’re worth sharing. So, we’ve done a little digging and put together a list of seven must-know facts about how rich actor/director Tom Hanks really is – to give you an idea of his overall net worth…
Last Updated on December 22, 2021
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