Robert Langdon of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”, Tom Hanks is a popular American actor who was born on July 9, 1956, in California. Tom is considered one of the highest paid actor in the industry. He stole the limelight with his award-winning performance in a romantic comedy “Splash”. Tom’s charm and upbeat attitude got him easy stardom. The actor was mostly compared to some of the well known Hollywood legends like Cary Grant, Henry Fonds, Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper.
|Real Name||Thomas Jeffrey Hanks|
|Nick Name||Tom Hanks|
|Date of Birth (Age)||July 9, 1956 (62-year-old)|
|Place of Birth||Concord, California|
|Profession||Director, Television Actor, Film Actor|
|Net Worth||$396 Million|
Tom Hanks Net Worth
The estimated net worth of the Academy Award-winning actor is around $396 Million. Tom has appeared in more than 50 movies and already has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tom Hanks Family
|Mother||Janet Marylyn Frager
Winifred Hanks (step-mother)
Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Chester Marlon Hanks
Truman Theodore Hanks
Tom Hanks Marriages
In 1978, Tom Hanks was married to his high-school sweetheart Samantha Lewes and got divorced in 1987. In an interview, Tom revealed that he felt lonely without Samantha. Samantha was the one who helped Tom streamline his priority and focus on his car. Samantha and Tom have a son Colin and a daughter Elizabeth. Samantha was suffering from bone cancer and passed away on March 12, 2002.
After getting a divorce from Samantha Lewes, Tom Hanks married Rita Wilson. The couple met on the set of 1985’s Volunteers. Tom started dating Wilson after he and Lewes broke up. Two years after dating, the couple showed up at a red carpet for the premiere of his 1987 movie Dragnet. The duo married in 1988 and she has been there with him when he received his star at the Hollywood Walk of the fame.
Tom Hanks is the best husband to Rita Wilson, supported her when in 2006, Wilson made her Broadway debut in a revival of the hit musical Chicago in New York City. Even after 30 years of their marriage, they stay in love with each other as they were when they started to date.
Tom Hanks Stage Performances
|The Taming of the Shrew||Grumio||1977|
|The Wild Oats||Muz||1978|
|King John||Robert Faulconbridge||1978|
|Lucky Guy||Mike McAlary||2013|
|Henry IV||Sir John Falstaff||2018|
Tom Hanks Movies
|He Knows You’re Alone||Elliot||1980|
|Every Time We Say Goodbye||David Bradley||1986|
|Toy Story||Sheriff Woody||1995|
|Saving Private Ryan||Captain John H. Miller||1998|
|The Da Vinci Code||Professor Robert Langdon||2006|
|Angels & Demons||Professor Robert Langdon||2009|
Sully, an American biographical drama movie which stars Tom Hanks as ‘Sullenberger’ and various actors. The movies revolve around the plot of Sullenberger’s subsequent publicity and investigation of the January 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. In the emergency landing, 155 passengers and crew survived with only minor injuries.
Inferno, a mystery thriller movie which stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. The movie is based on Dan Brown’s book of the same name. This movie is a sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons movie and book as well. The movie is directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp. Tom Hanks plays his very loved role as Professor Robert Langdon.
The da Vinci Code (2006)
The Da Vinci Code, a mystery thriller movie which is based on Dan Brown’s novel of the same name. The movie is the first installment in the Robert Langdon film series which is played by Tom Hanks. The plot revolves around a murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues are some of the most famous painting.
Tom Hanks Awards
|Academy Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role: Forrest Gump (1995)
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Philadelphia (1994)
|Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Cast Away (2001)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Forrest Gump (1995)
Best Performance by an Actor in Motion Picture: Big (1989)
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Limited Series: Olive Kitteridge (2015)
Outstanding Miniseries: The Pacific (2010)
Outstanding Miniseries: John Adams (2008)
|BAFTA Britannia Awards||Excellence in Film (2004)|
|Bambi Awards (2004)||Film- International
The Polar Express
|Hollywood Film Awards||Actor of the Year: Sully (2016)|
|MTV Movie + Tv Awards (1994)||Best Male Performance:
|People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor (2017)|
Tom Hanks Politics and Activism
Tom Hanks’ religious beliefs are about as diverse as the characters he plays. His childhood was a mixture of divorce and step-parents. Tom has identified with everything from Mormonism to his most recent and during faith-Greek Orthodox. Hank has taken his second wife, Rita Wilson’s religion Greek Orthodox. He is deeply religious and attends churches regularly. Tom admitted that his great motivation for being a churchgoer is to come in contact with a great unanswered questions mankind has always asked.
Tom Hank is a Democratic/liberal camp. He’s stuck up for quite a few liberal causes like same-sex marriage and the environment. Hanks also has a large collection of electric and hybrid cars. Hanks backed Obama in 2008 by posting a video on his Myspace page. In 2016, Hanks endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Tom Hanks also serves as a campaign chair of the Hidden Heroes Campaign of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
Tom Hanks is definitely not Donald Trump’s fan and his public war of words with Gold Star mother was one of the biggest “cock-ups” Tom has ever seen. Before elections, a flurry of news hit our tabloids that Tom Hanks is backing up Donald Trump for president but in real Tom Hanks is a Hillary Clinton supported and also campaigned on her behalf.
Tom Hanks Writing
Is there anything this man cannot do? After a successful acting career and lending his voice to Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story movies, Tom Hanks is showing his ability to write to the world. His first collection of short stories was published by Penguin Random House in 2017. Tom’s anthology which is titled as Uncommon Type, contains 17 short stories on a variety of topics from Eastern European immigrant’s arrival in New York City to the tale of a woman adjusting to life after divorce.
Nora Ephron, the American writer, and filmmaker is the reason why the world is able to read Tom Hanks’s writing. She inspired him to write. In an interview, Tom revealed that he is not a poetry fan and he reads everything but poetry is not on that list. Tom is a typewriter fanatic and claimed to own 150-160 of them.
Tom Hanks Saturday Night Live
Tom Hanks hosted Saturday Night Live nine times making him part of the Five-Timers Club, and made cameos on February 10, 2001, during the Weekend Update-segment on May 16, 2009, during “celebrity jeopardy”! sketch and many more.
He was impersonated by Chris Parnell on the March 20, 1999, episode during the “Academy Awards Pre-show” sketch and by Taran Killam on the September 24, 20100 episode during the “Top Gun 25th Anniversary DVD” filmed commercial sketch.
Tom Hanks Talks About Religion
Even though Tom stars in a controversial movie “The Da Vinci Code” but in reality, Tom Hanks is a believer of god and has identified with everything from Mormonism to his most recent and enduring faith-Greek Orthodox.
Tom Hanks Health
Tom Hanks announced in 2013 that he has type 2 diabetes. Hanks had elevated blood sugar levels for years before being diagnosed. He is also suffering from prostate flare-ups and other blood sugar problems. Doctors have advised Tom a strict diet to maintain his health. He has stopped eating red meat, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar.
Tom Hanks Social Media
Tom Hanks has 15.2M on Twitter (@tomhanks) and around 5.3 M followers on Instagram (@tomhanks).