"Forrest Gump," "Saving Private Ryan," "Cast Away," "Apollo 13" and "Sleepless in Seattle" are some well-known Tom Hanks movies. Others include "The Da Vinci Code" and the "Toy Story" series.Continue Reading
Tom Hanks is an American movie actor known for starring in some of the most popular movies of the 1990s. His film career started in the 1980s with comedies such as "Splash," "Bachelor Party" and "The Money Pit," and in 1988 he earned his first Oscar nomination for playing a boy trapped in a man's body in "Big." After headlining commercial successes such as "A League of Their Own" and "Sleepless in Seattle," Hanks won an Oscar for playing a gay man afflicted with AIDS in the 1993 film "Philadelphia." The following year he starred in "Forrest Gump," the highest-grossing film of 1994 and the highest-grossing Tom Hanks film as of 2015. He won another Oscar for the movie, becoming only the second actor to win consecutive Best Actor Oscars.
Tom Hanks made two more of his most popular movies in 1995, playing astronaut Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13" and voicing the cowboy toy Woody in "Toy Story." He later received Oscar nominations for "Saving Private Ryan" in 1998 and "Cast Away" in 2000, and reprised his role as Woody in "Toy Story 3," the highest-grossing movie of 2010.Learn more about Art & Literature