Before we update you with Tom Hanks upcoming movies, let’s take you through his Hollywood journey till date:
Tom Hanks is better regarded as ‘Thomas Jeffrey Hanks’, who is a 61 year old American filmmaker and actor. He’s known to have contributed in different genres of films, including drama, action, suspense and thriller. Take a look at some of his memorable films-
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Apollo 13 (1995)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Cast Away (2000)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Being a filmmaker and actor, he’s also credited with giving his voice to films like the famous Toy Story series and The Polar Express (2004).
Tom Hanks has been successful as a filmmaker, with his films grossing over $4.5 billion at Canadian and US box office. The worldwide collection has reached to a whopping $9.5 billion. These figures entail a clear story about such a monstrous collection (worldwide). He has been honored as the 3rd highest grossing actor in the entire North American region.
Talking about awards and recognition, Tom has been nominated several times for a number of Film Fare awards. He is credited of winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award in the category of best actor for his spectacular performance in one of his films- Philadelphia. Hanks has also received the People’s Choice Award for his phenomenal acting skills in Forrest Gump.
In the year 2014, Hanks received a prestigious Kennedy Center award (for excellence in British Film Academy) and a Presidential Medal of freedom from none other than President of United States- Barack Obama. He has also won the French Legion of Honor in the category of best actor.
Hanks has done numerous films in his career till date. The impact of his films has been such that audiences love to go to theatres every time a new Tom Hanks movie is released. This is probably the reason why he always tries to do something new and creative. The star actor and filmmaker believes working in unison with several other film directors to better portray something new and refreshing to the audience.
He has collaborated with directors like Steven Spielberg for a number of projects in the past like “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), “Saving Private Ryan”, “Bridge of Spies” (2015). These ventures also include the famous mini-series titled “Band of Brothers” (2001) that helped him to establish a profound screenwriter, actor and director. In the year 2010, Hanks and Spielberg collaborated together on the HBO channel mini-series- “The Pacific”. Both of them were chosen as the executive producers of the mini-series.
Early Life and Hollywood Career
Tom Hanks was born in California region. He’s the son of Janet Marylyn and Amos Mefford Hanks. His father had an English descent while his mother followed Portuguese descent. The parents of Tom Hanks divorced in the year 1960, when he was 4 years old. He has two other siblings- Sandra and Lary. Both the older kids went with their father (after they got separated) while the youngest one (Jim) remained with his mother. The family of Tom moved extensively to a plethora of places.
Before updating you with Tom Hanks upcoming movies, let’s take a dig at his professional career.
Hanks first studied theater in Hayward, California, but transferred to CSU (California State University) after two years. In an interview given to NY Times magazine, Hanks had once said “those who want to look flamboyant and make big, must join acting classes as they prove to be the best for anyone who want to achieve milestones in one’s life”.
Awards and Accolades-
Tom Hanks was given the following awards and recognition
- Douglas Public Outreach award in 2006
- Kennedy Center Honors Medallion award in 2014
- Presidential Medal of Freedom award in 2016
He was also the honored guest on BBC’s Desert Island Discs in the year 2016. He spoke exclusively about his career and personal life at the forum. Well, the list doesn’t end here as he had received numerous awards in the past. Now, let’s take a look at Tom Hanks upcoming movies.
Tom Hanks upcoming movies in 2017, 2018
Movie Name: Felt
Genre: Drama, History, Biography
Released Date: 2017 (TBA)
Directed By: Peter Landesman
Written By: Peter Landesman
Casts: Kate Walsh, Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, Michael C. Hall
Movie Name: Dumbo
Released Date: May 2, 2018
Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: Ehren Kruger
Casts: Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell
TOY STORY 4 (2019)
Movie Name: Toy Story 4
Genre: Drama, History, Biography
Released Date: June 21, 2019
Directed By: Josh Cooley, John Lasseter
Written By: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Casts: Joan Cusack, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Tim Allen