Tom Hanks
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United States
2019

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Tom
Hanks

Actor

Now an actor-producer-director and beyond, Hanks scaled the Hollywood heights with his regular-Joe appeal, first getting notice on the ABC sitcom “Bosom Buddies,” then becoming a veritable movie star in 1989 with his first Oscar nomination for “Big.” Just the second man to win best actor Oscars in consecutive years with “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump,” he is ever prolific, with recent hits including “Sully” and “The Post.” Hanks is beloved in American lore as Woody in the mega-franchise “Toy Story,” with this summer’s fourth installment making over $1 billion, and he’s indelibly etched as family friendly for playing Mr. Rogers. On tap are writing and starring in World War II drama “Greyhound” and playing storied manager Col. Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis biopic.

Career

  • SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
  • FORREST GUMP
  • THE POST
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How Makeup, Hair and Costume Designers Turned Tom Hanks Into Fred Rogers

How Makeup, Hair and Costume Designers Turned Tom Hanks Into Fred Rogers

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” director Marielle Heller didn’t want Tom Hanks to wear any prosthetics when playing Fred Rogers in the biopic, which was inspired by the Esquire article “Can You Say … Hero?” by Tom Junod (played by Matthew Rhys as a character named Lloyd Vogel). Heller felt such measures would throw up a barrier between the audience and the performance. Hanks, for one, was happy to hear that.“To channel Mister Rogers, I had several questions for Mari,”...

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