Full Name: Tom Hanks [Thomas Jeffrey Hanks]
Why Famous: One of the most successful actors of all time. Known for his roles in "Big", "Philadelphia", "Forrest Gump", "Apollo 13", "Saving Private Ryan", "You've Got Mail", "The Green Mile", "Cast Away", "The Da Vinci Code", "Captain Phillips", and the "Toy Story" series.
He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for both "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump".
- 1988-04-30 Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)
- 1994-01-22 51st Golden Globes: Schlinder's List, Tom Hanks, & Holly Hunter win
- 1994-03-21 66th Academy Awards: "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win
- 1994-07-06 "Forrest Gump", directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise, is released (Best Picture 1995)
- 1995-01-21 52nd Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, & Jessica Lange win
- 1995-03-05 21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne win (TV)
- 1995-03-27 67th Academy Awards: "Forrest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win
- 1996-03-10 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
- 1999-01-10 25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)
- 1999-11-13 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US
- 2001-01-21 58th Golden Globes: Gladiator, Tom Hanks, & Julia Roberts win
- 2002-01-13 28th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Kelsey Grammer, Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
- 2010-06-12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion