What are some popular movies starring Tom Hanks?


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According to Box Office Mojo, the five highest grossing films starring Tom Hanks are: "Toy Story," "Saving Private Ryan," "Toy Story 2, "Toy Story 3" and "Forrest Gump," as of 2015. Hanks' most popular movies, based on ticket sales, are the "Toy Story" films and "Forrest Gump."

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Tom Hanks has been acting in films for over 30 years and has many highly successful titles to his credit. A Rotten Tomatoes readers' poll ranked Hanks' top five films as: "Philadelphia," "Toy Story 3," The Green Mile," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Forrest Gump." According to a poll on the American Movie Classics website, Hanks' top roles are: "Apollo 13," "The Green Mile," "Saving Private Ryan" and "Forrest Gump."

Hanks' biggest box office success came as the voice of Woody in the "Toy Story" series. Financially, this is his most popular role to date. Hanks' performance as the title character in 1994's "Forrest Gump" is his most successful, live-action performance. "Forrest Gump," when adjusted for inflation, is Hanks' second-highest grossing film just behind "Toy Story 3."

Hanks won Oscars and Golden Globe Awards for his roles in "Forrest Gump" and "Philadelphia," as well as Golden Globes for "Big" and "Cast Away," and his films have grossed over $4 billion dollars. With over 55 starring movie roles to his credit, The Numbers website lists Hanks as the seventh highest grossing actor in Hollywood. Overall, he has received 13 Oscar nominations and six wins.

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