Tom Hanks was born July 9, 1956 in Oakland (California).
After the divorce of his parents, by the decision of the court, was handed over to the care of another family. Already in his youth Tom Hanks showed outstanding acting ability and the ability to conquer the surrounding inimitable sense of humor. So, that admission to the actor's faculty of the university of California was for him is quite a logical step. Tom Hanks, however, had left school as soon as I received the offer to become a member of a small acting troupe, which was conducted in Cleveland.
In the movie Tom Hanks began acting in 1980. ("He knows how lonely you"). But his real "opening" it is finished only four years later, when the screens went romantic comedy "Surge" about a boy. Since then Tom’s are often shoot ("Party bachelors", "the Man with one red shoe, "the Volunteers", "Every time we say goodbye forever", "Nothing", "Network of evil").
However, four years have passed, before Tom Hanks once again forced to talk about themselves. This happened in connection with the picture of "Big", in which he played the hero with a body of men and mind of a child. The unusual plot allowed the actor to demonstrate soft humor and warmth, inalienable from his creative individuality.
Considerable success was at a fraction of the movie "Turner and Hooch", where his partner was a lovely dog.Although in the 1980s, Tom Hanks starred in more than ten paintings, the most successful of its role belong to the 90-th years.
A series of victories started tape "Sleepless in Seattle"(1993), where the actor played the father alone, which is under the influence of a little boy finds a new love. Romantic, understanding, sensitivity, the propensity to reflection - these are the qualities, of which developed the individuality of his hero. However, the film "Their own league" showed another side of his talent. Tom Hanks was just irresistible in the role of coarse, eternally drunk coach, all being protesting against the need to train the women's baseball team.
Unexpected was the speech of Tom in the movie "Philadelphia"(1993), in which he played a dying from Aids lawyer. When his thin, haggard disease hero wanders around the room, chained to a metal rack, on which enshrines a blood vessel, he looked like a shadow. The critics wrote with delight that Tom’s as if repeated acting feat De Niro, when for the sake of the credibility of the established nature of the lost 10 kilos. This role earned him the prize "Oscar".
Having received two consecutive "Oscar", Hanks has turned into a national hero. With impatience expected output to the screens of the movie "Apollo 13", dedicated to the failed flight to the Moon in 1977. Although the film was an exact reconstruction of this tragic event, it turned out to be boring and static. Used in him the technique of "talking heads" don't let the actors reveal themselves.
In 1996. Tom Hanks debuted in cinema as the director, removing the pointed out a documentary manner the history of youth ensemble, disintegrated after his first hit. "What are you doing" did not become a revelation, though, and has earned the good appreciated by the critics.Tom Hanks was married twice. Has a son of actress Samantha Lewis and two daughters from actress Rita Wilson.
In addition to its roles, Hanks is known for collaborations with director Steven Spielberg. As of the year 2006, the films with the participation of Хэнкса collected more revenue (approx. 6 billion dollars), the films with the participation of any other actor. The most profitable of his films - "the da Vinci Code" (2006).