Tom Hanks Movies
Before giving details on Tom Hanks movies, let’s take a look about the persona of the famous Hollywood star.
Tom Hanks is better regarded as ‘Thomas Jeffrey Hanks’, who is a 64 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 the best Tom Hanks movies that you would love to watch again:
- Splash (1984)
- Big (1984)
- Turner & Hooch (1989)
- The ’Burbs (1989)
- Philadelphia (1993)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- You’ve Got Mail (1998)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- Cast Away (2000)
- Road to Perdition (2002)
- Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)
- The Da Vinci Code (2006)
- Larry Crowne (2011)
Being a filmmaker and an 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 the 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 theaters 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 elegant 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).
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Early Life & 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”.
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Awards and Accolades
Tom Hanks movies were 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 Movies 2017, 2018
Movie Name: Felt
Genre: Drama, History, Biography
Released Date: September 14, 2017
Directed By: Peter Landesman
Written By: Peter Landesman
Casts: Kate Walsh, Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, Michael C. Hall
THE POST (2017)
Movie Name: The Post
Genre: Drama, History, Biography
Released Date: December 22, 2017
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Produced By: Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger
Casts: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Cross, Sarah Paulson
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
Tom Hanks Upcoming Movies
NEWS OF THE WORLD (2020)
News of the World is basically an upcoming western drama directed by Paul Greengrass and produced by Elizabeth Gabler, Gary Goetzman, Gregory Goodman, Tom Hanks and Gail Mutrux.
The interesting part of the film is that it is based on a novel by Paulette Jiles. The film is slated to release on December 25, 2020.
Bios is going to be an upcoming science fiction drama featuring Tom Hanks in the lead role.
The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik and produced in the association of Craig Luck, Daniel Maze, Kevin Misher, Ivor Powell, Jack Rapke, Miguel Sapochnik and Robert Zemeckis.
The film stars many renowned Hollywood artists including Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Samira Wiley, Laura Harrier and Skeet Ulrich in their pivotal roles. The expected release date of this film is April 16, 2021.
Elvis is one of the upcoming Tom Hanks movies directed by Baz Luhrmann. It’s produced by Baz Luhrmann, Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss and Priscilla Presley.
It’s going to be an upcoming biographical film which is slated to release on November 5, 2021.
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