The Life and Career of Tom Hanks: From Forrest Gump to Larry Crowne
Like a box of chocolates, this actor’s career has a little of everything, and you never know what you’re gonna get. Born July 9th, 1956 in Concord, California, he studied theater in college, but moved to New York City in the late 1970s. There, he began acting in stage plays, but entered into television in the 1980s, before starring in the decade's highest grossing movies. These included the romantic comedy “Splash”, “Bachelor Party”, "Big” and "Turner and Hooch." Eventually, he moved into more dramatic roles, such as portraying a homosexual lawyer with AIDS in “Philadelphia” and as a simple man caught up in amazing events in “Forrest Gump.” An Academy-Award winning actor, he has been involved in some of the most critically and commercially successful films of all time. Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look at the life and career of Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks.