Winner of two Academy Awards, veteran American actor Tom Hanks is one of the most recognized film stars all over the world. In North America, he ranks as the fourth highest-grossing actor. He voiced a pull-string cowboy doll named Woody in the popular Toy Story film series.
Throughout his acting career, he has portrayed numerous roles both in commercially successful and critically acclaimed films and has won a number of accolades.
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Following is the list of most notable films starred by Tom Hanks:
Tom Hanks is cast opposite Daryl Hannah in this fantasy romantic comedy movie. The character he played is a man named Allen Bauer who falls in love with a mermaid. The movie was released on March 9, 1984, in the US.
The role of a pre-adolescent boy named Josh Baskin wishing to become big and turning physically into an adult garners Hanks his first ever Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The movie was released on June 3, 1988, in the US.
A League of Their Own (1992)-
This is a sports comedy-drama about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Hanks stars in the role of Jimmy Dugan in the film that was released on July 1, 1992, in the US.
The legal drama movie is about a gay man named Andrew Beckett (played by Hanks) and the lawyer he hires to sue the employers who have fired him due to his having AIDS.
The movie was released on December 22, 1993, in the United States and eight days earlier in Los Angeles. In 1994 Hanks received his first Oscar for Best Actor for this role.
Forrest Gump (1994)-
In this comedy-drama, Hanks plays a man from Alabama with slow wit and a kind heart whose name is Forrest Gump.
The role made Hanks winner of Academy Awards for Best Actor in two consecutive years, the first being his win for his role in ‘Philadelphia’. ‘Forest Gump’ was released on July 6, 1994, in the US.
Apollo 13 (1995)-
This space docudrama casts Hanks in the role of Commander Him Lovell as he co-starred with Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, and Gary Sinise.
That Thing You Do! (1996)-
Telling the story of a fictional one-hit wonder pop band of the 1960s, this musically hit movie stars Hanks as Mr. Amos White. The movie was released on October 4, 1996, in the US.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)-
This is an epic war movie in which Hanks is cast as a United States Army Rangers Captain named John H. Miller. Hanks won another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for this role.
The film was released on July 24, 1998, in the US.
Cast Away (2000)-
This is a survival drama starring Hanks as a system analyst executive Chuck Noland for which role he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and again a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
The movie was released on December 22, 2000, in the US.
Road to Perdition (2002)-
Hanks plays the role of Michael Sullivan Sr. in this crime drama in which he co-starred with Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)-
This is a biographical crime comedy-drama in which Hanks co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of an FBI agent named Carl Hanratty. His character is based on a real-life FBI special agent of America Joseph Gerald Shea.
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)-
Hanks plays the role of a Congressman named Charlie Wilson in the movie co-starring with Julia Roberts in this biographical movie.
Captain Phillips (2013)-
This is a biographical action thriller movie based on the Maersk Alabama hijacking of 2009 in which Hanks stars as the titular Captain Phillips.
Bridge of Spies (2015)-
This historical drama movie casts Hanks in the lead role of an insurance lawyer named James B. Donovan.
Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (2016)-
This is a biographical movie in which Tom Hanks plays the role of the titular Chesley Sullenberger or Sully who is a retired airline and fighter pilot and diplomat of America.
The Post (2017)-
This movie is a historical political thriller in which Hanks is cast as the longtime executive editor of The Washington- Ben Bradlee.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)-
This is also a biographical movie in which co-starring with Matthew Rhys who plays the role of Lloyd Vogel, Hanks portrays Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s creator and host.
For this role, Tom Hanks received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The movie was released on September 7, 2019, at Toronto International Film Festival and on November 22 of the same year in the US.
News of the World (2020)-
Tom Hanks stars in this Western film in the role of a former Confederate officer Captain Kid.