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Tom Hanks, whose real name is Thomas J. Hanks, grew up in a blended family. It was as a teenager that he discovered theater. He quickly realized that he had just found his calling and that he would make it his profession. In 1978, Tom Hanks ended his studies and moved to New York to become an actor. It was with Bloody Wedding (1980) that he made his first steps in cinema.

There were multiple appearances in television series until 1984. When he made a name for himself on the big screen alongside Daryl Hannah in Splash, a Disney comedy. Despite this initial success, the following films will not be successful. It was not until 1988 and Big that his career exploded. Specialist in comedies, he acquired the favor of the public, and of the profession. Indeed, the actor then gets his first Oscar nomination. 

It was while playing a gay lawyer with AIDS in Philadelphia. He received his first Oscar for Best Actor in 1993. Thus gained the recognition of the public and his peers. He received a new statuette for his performance in Forrest Gump the following year rare privilege. That only the great American actor Spencer Tracy possessed before him.

Tom Hanks History

Under the direction of Ron Howard, Tom Hanks made the transition to the Oscars as the film Apollo 13. A tale of space conquest, was a hit. He then became the , a title that the polls would attribute to him several times. He is known for the diversity of his playing, as comfortable in comedies as in drama. The actor even goes off the beaten track by lending his voice to cowboy Woody in Toy Story. The first all-3D film directed by a young and still unknown studio named Pixar… 

In 1996, he went to the other side of the camera and made his first film about a rock band. That Thing you do, a well-mastered essay. The meeting between Spielberg and Hanks gives him the opportunity to once again assert his talent in Saving Private Ryan. Two years later, he reunited with the filmmaker for Stop Me If You Can. Shared the poster with another star, Leonardo DiCaprio.

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  • In 2000, he played a shipwrecked man isolated for several years on a desert island following an air crash in Zemeckis’ Alone in the World. Which earned him the Golden Globe for Best Actor.
  • Always present on television, Tom Hanks co-produced the series brothers in Arms around the Second World War. A success both public and critical.
  • He changes his register by playing a hit man in Sam Mendes’ Paths of Perdition. 2003 was a very prolific year for Tom Hanks. In addition to a third collaboration with his friend Spielberg for the filming of the Terminal. He is featured in the Cohen brothers’ comedy Lady killers.
  • In 2006, he played Professor Langdon in the highly anticipated Da Vinci Code, an adaptation of Dan Brown’s controversial novel, which opened the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The actor receives a colossal cachet for this. In 2007, he timidly entered the cinema engaged by playing in the biopic of a famous American politician.
  • The War According to Charlie Wilson by Mike Nichols, where he rubbed shoulders with Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A two-time Oscar winner, he was appointed vice-president of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.). After serving as its treasurer for many years. 
  • In 2009, Tom Hanks reunited with the fantasy world of Ron Howard in the thriller Angels and Demons, a new adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling book of the same name. The following year, the actor gave pride of place to animated films.
  • Producer of Spike Jonze’s film, Max and the Maxi-mins, he then reunited with Woody, the famous cow boy from Toy Story, to whom he lends his voice again in the third and final installment of the saga , as well as in the short film derived from the saga Toy Story.
  • In 2011, he appeared in the drama Extremely Strong and Incredibly Close and in two new short films from the Toy Story trilogy, Mini Buzz and Party wares Rex, in which he once again doubles Woody.

The following year, he achieved the incredible performance of playing five roles in the sci-fee film Cloud Atlas, before switching to more realistic registers, producing Parkland on the assassination of President Kennedy and embodying the Captain Phillips (2013), a victim of Somali piracy.

“They’re fine” promises Colin Hanks 

Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, also chose Instagram to give his fans news of his father and stepmother Rita Wilson. It is quite reassuring about their health despite their coronavirus contamination. “We are grateful for all the messages of support we have received. My parents are very well looked after in Australia. They are doing well (and are in a good mood) despite the circumstances. Although I am in Los Angeles and have not seen them for more than three weeks. I am in constant contact with them and I am confident that they will be handed over soon.” 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson with coronavirus, what’s their condition? 

Tom Hanks’ Twitter post looks back at the symptoms. That prompted the comedian and his wife Rita Wilson to get tested. “Rita and I are in Australia. We felt a little tired, as if we had a cold, and we were in pain. Rita had intermittent chills. A little fever, too. To get it right, as everyone should be doing right now. We did the coronavirus test and it just so happens that the test was positive.” 

Tom Hanks’ net worth 

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American filmmaker and actor from Concord. Hanks is best known for his comic and dramatic roles in films. Such as “Big” (1988), “Apollo 13” (1995), “The Green Mile” (1999). Hanks has worked several times with director Steven Spielberg 

Beginning of his life 

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956. Hanks’ mother was of Portuguese descent and his father had English ancestry. His parents divorced in 1960 and Tom went to live with their father. 

As a child, Hanks often moved, and by the age of 10 he had lived in 10 different houses. Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in California. He told New York magazine in 1986: 

Theater classes seemed to be the best place for a guy. Who liked to make a lot of noise and be rather flamboyant. I didn’t want to agree to an appointment with me. I would just drive to a theater, buy a ticket, sit in the seat and read the program. Then fully immerse myself in the room. I spent a lot of time like that, seeing Brecht and all that. ยป 


  • Tom Hanks began his acting career in 1978. When he starred in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona “, for which he won the award for Best Actor. In 1978 he starred in various summer productions of Shakespeare plays and in winter he worked for a theater company. He made his film debut in 1980 with his first role in “He knows you’re alone “. 
  • The following year, Hanks had the chance to star in the television sitcom “Bosom Buddies” which won him critical acclaim. His performance as a 13-year-old boy trapped. In the body of a 35-year-old man in Penny Marshall’s “Big” (1988), was praised. He quickly began appearing in blockbusters. 
  • Hanks lost 37 pounds for the film and his performance earned him an Oscar and an MTV Movie Award. 
  • In 1994, Hanks played the lead role of Forrest Gump. Which won him an Oscar for his role in the film. 
  • In 1988, he teamed up with director Steven Spielberg for the first time. Where he played a difficult role in “Saving Private Ryan”. Which earned him his fourth Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Hanks also attracted attention when he was chosen to star in “Bad of Brothers “, an HBO miniseries. In “A Tribute to Heroes “. 
  • A few years later, he played the role of the famous Robert Landon in the sequel to “DA Vince Code”. The second film “Angels and Demons”. He was the executive producer of the 2012 film “Game Change” which deals with the 2008 presidential campaign. 

Salary and fortune of Tom Hanks 

  • One of Tom’s first big paychecks came with the 1984 film Splash, for which he earned $70,000. It is the same as about $172,000 after adjusting for inflation. Four years later, in 1988, Tom earned $1.75 million for Big. It is the same as about $4 million today. That same year, he won $5 million for “Punchline.” It is the same as the 11 million today. From the late 1980s, Tom’s salary remained in the stratosphere. 
  • In 1993, Tom was filming Forrest Gump, for which he was to earn a salary of $7 million. At one point in the production, the film had been well over budget. Instead of seeing the film derail. Tom offered to give up his salary in exchange for closing points of the “first dollar”. In this situation, he received a share of the box office revenues due to Paramount. After the owners of the cinema took their share and before the studio began to subtract expenses. When Gump was a huge box office success, Tom did very well. In the first year alone, its outlets were approximately $70 million, which is about $120 million today. It’s still by far his biggest acting salary and one of the biggest actor salaries in Hollywood history. 
  • Between 1988 and 2010, Tom earned about $300 million in film salaries. That is about the same as $450 million after adjusting for inflation. He has earned at least $100 million more in the next decade. In total, Tom probably earned at least $400 million in film salaries during his career without taking inflation into account. This does not count payments for production and production. 
  • The salesman was manager John Frankel hemmer. Today, this house is probably worth $20 million, if not more. In January 2010, Tom and Rita spent $26 million to acquire. What would become their main residence in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. 
  • In May 2017, Tom and Rita sold two detached homes in the Palisades area for $18 million. The buyer, who concealed their identity. Tom and Rita own at least five other houses in the Pacific Palisades. Outside of Los Angeles, Tom and Rita own a ski house in Sun Valley, Idaho. 
  • In total, Hanks/Wilson’s real estate portfolio is worth at least $150 million. By 2020, Tom Hanks’ net worth is about $400 million. 

Here are some of the highlights of Tom Hanks’ career: 

Big (Film, 1988) 

Forrest Gump (Film, 1994) 

Academy Awards (Best Actor ‘Forrest Gump’, 1994) – Won 

The Green Mile (Film, 1999) 

Catch Me If You Can (Film, 2002) 

The terminal (Film, 2004) 

The Da Vinci Code (Film, 2006) 

Captain Phillips (Film, 2013) 

Inferno (Film, 2016) 

The Post (Film, 2017) 

3 Tom Hanks Success Lessons 

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Look at where you are; 

I think very few of us do that on a regular basis. Self-examination is very important if you want to create a road map for your life. Just as if you want to take a trip from New York to California. You must first know where you are. 

Learning by practicing;

There is no better teacher than experience! Many people tend to have what is called “analysis paralysis.” This means that you are so caught up in the planning that you cannot act. 

The fear of making mistakes is so intense for the average person that they waste precious time preparing. Just going out on the field and accepting your mistakes. While correcting the course, is the easiest way to learn something new. 

Don’t listen to others;

They say that when you listen to others who don’t have what you want, you buy their lifestyle. I would go even further by saying that sometimes even a person. Who succeeds better than you doesn’t always have all the answers. 

Sometimes you have to be guided by your intuition. Especially when you’re tackling matters of the heart. 

Tom Hanks’ Favorite Quotes 

  • “A hero is someone who voluntarily walks into the unknown.” – Tom Hanks 
  • “From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle, we just decided to go. Tom Hanks 
  • “Some people are cowards… I think a third of people are bad guys, a third are cowards and a third are heroes. Now a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they have to make that choice. Tom Hanks 
  • “I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.” – Tom Hanks 
  • “If it wasn’t difficult, everyone would. It’s the difficulty that makes it great. Tom Hanks 
  • “Even the simplest choice can make a staggering difference in our world.” – Tom Hanks 
  • “You learn more by getting your butt kicked than getting kissed.” – Tom Hanks 
  • “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to find.” – Forest Gump 

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