Some Tom Hanks movies include "Forrest Gump," "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Green Mile." He also starred in "Cast Away" and "The Da Vinci Code." Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American filmmaker and actor.Continue Reading
In 1979, when Hanks moved to New York City, he starred in his film debut, which was a low-budget horror film called "He Knows You're Alone." He later earned a starring role in the movie "Mazes and Monsters." Early in 1979, he was cast as the lead, Callimaco, in a production of "The Mandrake" by Niccolò Machiavelli, and Daniel Southern directed the production.
In the following year, Hanks landed another lead role: Kip Wilson on the pilot of "Bosom Buddies," which was an ABC television program. In his role, he and Peter Scolari portrayed a pair of advertising men who were forced to dress as women to be able to live in an inexpensive women's hotel. After he landed his role, Hanks moved to Los Angeles, and although the ratings for the two seasons of Bosom Buddies were never particularly high, critics rated the program itself positively. Tom Hanks also later starred in "Turner & Hooch" in 1989, which was one of Hanks' only financially successful films after a difficult period.Learn more about Art & Literature