Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved American actors of all time. He was born in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956. He met producer Samantha Lewes whose actual name is Susan Dillingham during his college time and later got married in 1978. The couple was blessed with two kids named Elizabeth and Colin but unfortunately, they could not take relation long enough and get separated in 1987. After one year he got married once again with an actress, Rita Wilson and they had two kids, Truman and Chester.
His parents got divorced when he was only 5 years old. He along with his family moved to Oakland, California. He completed his early education in 1974 from Hayward, California. While reading and viewing the plays of Eugene O’Neill‘s The Iceman Cometh he too interests in the theater program at California State University in Sacramento.
In one of his appearance in a talk show, he revealed about his health suffering. He mentioned that he has been suffering from Type 2 Diabetes.
Tom Hanks begin his career with his recruitment in Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival performed in Lakewood Ohio back in 1977. He decided to work in productions of Shakespeare’s plays during his summer vacations and in winter he will work in a community theater located in Sacramento. During 2013 a survey was conducted in which he was declared as a most reliable person in a Reader’s Digest.
His actual work begins in 1984 when he performed a leading role in Ron Howard’s movie “Splash”. Some of the fragments of his successful career are; “Forrest Gump”, “Big”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Sully”, “Apollo 13”, “Bridge of Spies”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “Castaway”, “The Terminal” and most successful was “Toy Story,”. His attractive voice in “Toy Story 3” grossed more than $1 billion in 2010.
Other than films he also worked in TV sitcoms like Bosom Buddies though he got all his fame and maximum wealth via films.
Awards and achievements:
His hard work and passion towards making his career made him won numerous awards. Like, he won Academy award for Best Actor in Leading Role awards in 1955 for “Forrest Gump” and for “Philadelphia” in 1994. He has also won Emmy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Hollywood Film Awards and People’s Choice Awards. He was also nominated for appearance as a ship captain in “Captain Phillips” in 2013 in Golden Globes, for “Big” in 1989, for “Castaway” in 2001.
Tom Hanks was declared in Guinness World Records for being an actor with most consecutive $100 million grossing movies in 2006. In 1978 he won Cleveland Critics Circle Award for being the best actor upon his performance in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Tom Hanks Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Tom Hanks is $350 million. One of his milestones is film Angels & Demons which brought around $485 million to the global box office. Moreover, his attractive voice in “toy story” was hit in Hollywood which grossed up to $1 billion in box office revenue. He owns a play production house, ‘Playtone Productions’ he produced many TV shows and HBO movies like Big Love and Game Change.