WASHINGTON -- Steven Spielberg's "The Post" is certainly relevant at a time of attacks on the media -- the constant refrain of "fake news" and blurred lines of alternative facts.But the movie, depicting the drama surrounding The Washington Post's decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, will also resonate in the #MeToo movement.The plot may be a prelude to Watergate and "All the President's Men," but the movie is centered on publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), a leader with...
Tom Hanks scaled the heights of Hollywood by basking in his Everyman appeal, becoming one of his generation’s best-loved leading men. Over his acclaimed career, Hanks has left an indelible mark with some of the silver screen’s most memorable performances.
Hanks has been an unstoppable box-office phenomenon for three decades; his films collectively have grossed more than $8 billion worldwide.
Born in Concord, Calif., Hanks first attracted attention on the short-lived ABC sitcom “Bosom Buddies.” He became a breakout star on the big screen when he earned his first Academy Award nomination for the comedy “Big.” He was just the second man to win best actor Oscars in consecutive years with “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.”
A prolific actor who continues to generate awards buzz for the likes of “Bridge of Spies” and “Sully,” Hanks is a tireless chronicler of American history, developing the highly anticipated HBO mini-series “Lewis and Clark,” as well as a follow-up to his Emmy-winning partnerships with Steven Spielberg, “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.”
In 2016, he received the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor awarded by the White House.