Tom Hanks

Biography: Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a 'fractured' family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism, just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college, and in fact credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career - he went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. He met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson on the set of the movie Volunteers (1985) - they have two children and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife. In 1996 he made his first step behind the camera, directing as well as starring and writing the film That Thing You Do! (1996).

Tom Hanks' Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 92 Toy Story
Lowest Metascore: 34 My Life in Ruins
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
42 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 Cast Away Dec 22, 2000 Producer / Chuck Noland 7.7
61 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Paul Edgecomb 8.8
88 Toy Story 2 Nov 24, 1999 Woody 8.7
57 You've Got Mail Dec 18, 1998 Joe Fox 6.9
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Capt. John H. Miller 8.9
71 That Thing You Do! Oct 4, 1996 Director / Written By / Mr. White 7.7
92 Toy Story Nov 22, 1995 Woody 9.0
77 Apollo 13 Jun 30, 1995 Jim Lovell 8.1
82 Forrest Gump Jul 6, 1994 Forrest Gump 9.0
66 Philadelphia Dec 23, 1993 Andrew Beckett 8.0
72 Sleepless in Seattle Jun 25, 1993 Sam Baldwin 7.0
67 A League of Their Own Jul 1, 1992 Jimmy Dugan 7.0
72 Big Jun 3, 1988 Josh Baskin 7.6
62 Nothing in Common Jul 30, 1986 David Basner tbd

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