Co-executive produced the 13-part HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon" about the NASA space program; also acted in, scripted and directed episodes; co-produced with Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and others
Portrayed the titular Democratic Texas congressman "Charlie Wilson's War," directed by Mike Nichols, written by Aaron Sorkin, and co-starring Julia Roberts; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Produced the live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, directed by Spike Jonze
With Spielberg, produced the HBO WWII-themed miniseries "Band of Brothers"; also scripted and directed episodes
Cast as the voice of The Conductor/Hero Boy in the animated film "Polar Express," directed and screenplay by Robert Zemeckis
Co-starred with Paul Newman in "The Road to Perdition"
Collaborated again with director Spielberg for "Catch Me if You Can," playing the FBI agent pursuing Leonardo DiCaprio
Directed and acted in "I'll Be Waiting," a segment of the Showtime series "Fallen Angels"
Executive produced (with wife Rita Wilson) the film adaptation of the West End stage musical "Mamma Mia!"
Landed recurring role as Uncle Ned on the NBC sitcom "Family Ties"
Re-teamed with Howard to play professor Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons," the film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel and sequel to "The Da Vinci Code"
Re-teamed with Steven Spielberg to executive produce HBO's 10-part miniseries "The Pacific," which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries
Starred as a prison guard in the period drama "The Green Mile," adapted from Stephen King's novel
Co-starred with son Colin in "The Great Buck Howard," a comedy about a young aspiring magician (Colin) who becomes the assistant to a renowned illusionist against his father's wishes
Executive produced the HBO original movie "John Adams"
Made film acting debut, "He Knows You're Alone"; reportedly paid only $800
Had first screen pairing with Meg Ryan (who had multiple roles) in the comedy "Joe Versus the Volcano"
Made first TV-movie, Rona Jaffe's "Mazes and Monsters" (CBS)
Reprised voice of Woody in "Toy Story 2"; originally planned as a direct-to-video release, film received a theatrical distribution
Spent three seasons performing with the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Ohio working with Vincent Dowling
Starred as a southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino in the remake of "The Ladykillers"; helmed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Starred as Sherman McCoy in Brian De Palma's ill-fated screen version of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
Starred in the romantic comedy "The Terminal" as Viktor Navorski, an immigrant who becomes a resident of a New York airport terminal; directed by Steven Spielberg and co-starred Catherine Zeta-Jones
Made TV directorial debut, "None But the Lonely Heart" episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" series
With Gary Goetzman, formed the production company Clavius Base
Made guest appearance on ABC's "Happy Days"; first met Ron Howard
Made professional debut as Grumio in "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Riverside Theater in Cleveland, OH
Offered a change of pace performance as a workaholic advertising executive who tries to reconcile with his ill father (Jackie Gleason) in "Nothing in Common"
Re-teamed with director Ron Howard to portray professor Robert Langdon in the film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," based on Dan Brown's controversial bestseller
Reprised voice of Woody in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"
Co-wrote, directed and starred in "Larry Crowne"
Co-starred with Sandra Bullock and newcomer Thomas Horn in 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel
Announced to make Broadway debut in "Lucky Guy," a play written by the late Nora Ephron
Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
Reprised Woody in the TV special "Toy Story of Terror"
Starred in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Bridge of Spies"
Landed breakthrough leading role in a feature film, "Splash"; directed by Ron Howard
Headlined the Steven Spielberg-directed "Saving Private Ryan," playing a captain leading a team of soldiers in search of a missing soldier; garnered Best Actor Academy Award nomination
Co-starred with Helen Hunt in "Cast Away", directed by Zemeckis; played a man stranded on a deserted island; production was halted to allow Hanks to lose an appropriate amount of weight to reflect the character's emaciation
Portrayed a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his law firm for wrongful termination in "Philadelphia"
Portrayed real-life astronaut James Lovell in "Apollo 13"; directed by Howard
Delivered a strong turn as a bitter stand-up comic in "Punchline"; co-starred opposite Sally Field
Earned first Best Actor Academy Award nomination for "Big"; directed by Penny Marshall
Co-starred on the short-lived cult ABC sitcom "Bosom Buddies"; played an advertising trainee who pretended to be a woman in order to live cheaply at a women-only hotel
Feature screenwrting and directing debut, "That Thing You Do!"; also played featured role of the band's manager amd wrote songs included in the film
Played romantic lead opposite Ryan in the Nora Ephron-directed "Sleepless in Seattle"
Rejuvenated career after a string of box-office disappointments playing the boozy baseball coach in "A League of Their Own"; second collaboration with Penny Marshall as director
Voiced the cowboy Woody in the computer-animated feature "Toy Story"
Starred in "Forrest Gump" as a slow-witted Southerner who lives an extraordinary life; first collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis
Third teaming with Meg Ryan, the romantic comedy "You've Got Mail"; directed by Nora Ephron; a loose remake of "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940)
Played the title role in the real-life drama "Captain Phillips"
Starred as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," about the production of "Mary Poppins"
Executive produced the CNN docuseries "The Sixties"
Executive produced HBO's Emmy-winning mini-series "Olive Kitteridge"
Played the heroic flight captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger in the biographical film "Sully"