About his career and movies
Tom Hanks entered into the Guiness Book Of World Records as the actor with the most consecutive $100 million dollar grossing movies.
Tom Hanks's younger brother Jim doubles for him in the movie Forrest Gump, it is Jim that you see in many of the mindless running scenes.
On the day that he shot the football running scenes in Forrest Gump he had been suffering from influenza.
Tom Hanks's daughter has a role as an 'extra' in Forrest Gump, she is the little red-haired girl on the school bus that he rides, as well as in That Thing You Do!.
Tom Hanks returned from an the shooting of Cast Away in 1999 with a bad staph infection in his leg where he needed emergency treatment.
"We did one of those scenes where I take his hand and show him some things, ... and I remember Frank saying, 'Cut,' and everybody was just silent for a couple of minutes. Everybody was kind of crying. Tom was still crying. I was still crying. Frank didn't even know what to say. That was a moment I will never forget." - Michael Clarke Duncan, about The Green Mile -
About Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a descendant of Abraham Lincoln (by Abraham Lincoln's mother : Nancy Hanks). Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Tom is a fourth cousin, four generations removed. Common ancestors were William and Sarah Hanks, who were great-great-great grandparents of Abraham Lincoln.
He is the only actor to be named to the Ranger Hall of Fame. Tom Hanks was cited for serving as the national spokesman for the World War II Memorial Campaign and for being honorary chairman of the D-Day Museum Capital Campaign.
In 2002, Tom Hanks said he was leaving the Deauville Festival of American Cinema to be home in time for his children's first day of school.
Tom Hanks has a private exhibition of snapshots from the sets of his films in his Hollywood home. He says, "I got pictures all around my house and I can remember the movies I was making when we took the pictures and the occasion where we took the picture."
During his off time, Tom Hanks enjoys playing golf, surfing, scuba diving and jogging, as well as watching the TV game show "Jeopardy." He also likes collecting antique typewriters, he's got about 80 of them.
His favorite movie of all time is 2001 : A Space Odyssey. He has sen it about 40 times, projected...
Tom Hanks’s acceptance speech for winning the 1994 Academy Award for Best Actor Oscar for his role in Philadelphia included thanking his high school drama teacher who was gay. It was this revelation that inspired the Kevin Kline movie In & Out.
Tom Hanks was the first repeat guest on the Inside the Actors Studio.