Nora Ephron directed Tom Hanks twice, and twice in a romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan. The first time was in Sleepless in Seattle in 1992. She directed him again 6 years later in You've Got Mail.
The first time Tom Hanks and Penny Marshall met was in 1982 when she guest starred on an episode of Bosom Buddies. Penny Marshall then directed Tom Hanks in Big in 1988, a movie for which he received his first nomination at the Academy Awards. Four years later, they team up again for A League of their Own.
Robert Zemeckis directed Tom Hanks in three different films. The first one was the megahit Forrest Gump in 1994. They only worked together again in 2000 with Cast Away. In 2004, Tom Hanks played five different role in the movie The Polar Express using the performance capture technology.
Tom Hanks and Ron Howard first worked together on Splash in 1984, which was Tom Hanks's very first motion picture. Five years later, Ron Howard produced The 'Burbs which starred Tom Hanks in the main role. Their second actor-director collaboration was for Apollo 13 in 1996. After this movie, they produced together the HBO miniseries From the Earth to The Moon to tell the story of the space program. It's ten years after Apollo 13 that Ron Howard directed Tom Hanks again, in the adaptations of Dan Brown's novels, The Da Vinci Code in 2006 and Angels & Demons in 2009.
Few people may know this, but Steven Spielberg produced the 1986 movie The Money Pit starring Tom Hanks, as well as Joe vs the Volcano in 1990. Almost a decade later, in 1998, Steven Spielberg directed Tom Hanks for the first time in Saving Private Ryan, followed by Catch Me If You Can four years later and The Terminal in 2004. But the two of them produced several projects together, starting with the two miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010). The documentary Shooting War was narrated by Tom Hanks and produced by Steven Spielberg. Following Band of Brothers was the documentary We Stand Alone Together which compiles the stories of the Easy Company veterans. Finally, Tom Hanks narrated the short video A Timeless Call, a veteran tribute made for the 2008 Democratic Convention, under the direction of Steven Spielberg.