Born July 9, 1956. in Oakland (California).
After parents' divorce by a court order was handed over to foster care in another family. Already in his youth has shown exceptional acting ability and skill to conquer the surrounding inimitable sense of humor. So the arrival of Acting Department of the University of California was for him a logical step. However, he left school as soon as received the offer to join the small acting troupe, speaking in Cleveland. In cinema Hanks
began acting in 1980. ( 'He knows how you are alone'). But his real 'discovery' happened only four years later, when the screens came the romantic comedy 'Splash'. One of the most beautiful blondes in Hollywood Daryl Hannah starred as a mermaid, swimming accident in a huge city. At that time, still a boy and a fragile curly Tom Hanks
played a seller, who loved the strange stranger. In the final two lovers swam in the ocean, away from the cold heartless world. Hanks
are often shoot ( 'bachelor party', 'A man with one red shoe' Volunteers ',' Every time we say goodbye forever ',' nothing in common ',' web of evil "). But it took four years before Hanks
once again forced to talk about myself. This happened in connection with the picture of 'big', in which he played the hero with a man's body and mind of a child. Unusual plot allowed the actor to demonstrate soft humor and warmth inherent in his artistic personality. Considerable success had fallen and the share of the movie 'Turner and Hooch', where his partner made a wonderful dog.
While in the 80 years, Hanks
starred in more than ten scenes, the most successful of its role to include the 90-th year. The succession of victories began tape 'Sleepless in Seattle' (1993), where the actor played a single father who influenced young son finds a new love. Romance, the intimacy, sensitivity, tendency to introspection - that the features that make up the personality of his hero. However, the film 'League of Their Own' showed a different side of his talent. Hanks
was simply irresistible in the role of coarse, always drunk coach, with all protesting against the need to train women's baseball team.
. An unexpected result was an address by Hanks
in the movie 'Philadelphia' (1993), in which he played a lawyer dying of AIDS
. When he was emaciated, disease played the hero wanders around the room, chained to a metal rack, which secured the vessel with blood, he looked like a shadow. Critics wrote with delight that Hanks
as an actor would have repeated the feat De Niro, when for the sake of credibility created by nature lost 10 kilograms. This role brought him the award 'Oscar'.
But the biggest triumph was waiting for him ahead. The movie 'Forrest Gump', in which Hanks
starred, became a real sensation 1994. His hero - a rustic fellow from childhood accustomed to ridicule others. Just look at the person Gump with frozen in it an expression of stupid contemplation, to understand why he is called 'forest trusty'. Nevertheless, Forrest Gump managed with dignity and composure to move all fallen to his share of trials. Semi-invalid since childhood, he became an outstanding baseball player, the hero of the Vietnam War, a millionaire, as well as a role model to many people. The film won several Oscar, but his success he owes Hanks
, creates a warm, very human, warm from subtle humor image.
Receiving two consecutive 'Oscar', Hanks
became a national hero. Look forward to the new film 'Apollo 13', on an unsuccessful mission to the moon in 1977. Although the film was an accurate reconstruction of this tragic event, he was boring and static. Used it equipment 'talking heads' did not allow the actors to reveal themselves.
In 1996. Hanks
made his debut in film as a director, taking off in a documentary fashion the story pointed out the youth ensemble, disintegrated after his first hit. 'What are you doing' does not become a big revelation, though, and earned a sympathetic assessment of the critics.
was married twice. Has a son from actress Samantha Lewis and two daughters of the actress Rita Wilson.
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