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|Birth Place:||Concord, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Spent three seasons performing with the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Ohio working with Vincent Dowling
Made professional debut as Grumio in "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Riverside Theater in Cleveland, OH
Moved to New York
Film acting debut, "He Knows You're Alone"; reportedly paid only $800
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
First TV-movie, Rona Jaffe's "Mazes and Monsters" (CBS)
Made guest appearance on ABC's "Happy Days"; first met Ron Howard
Landed recurring role as Uncle Ned on the NBC sitcom "Family Ties"
Breakthrough leading role in a feature film, "Splash"; directed by Ron Howard
Offered a fine performance as a workaholic advertising executive who tries to reconcile with his ill father (Jackie Gleason) in "Nothing in Common"
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
Starred as Sherman McCoy in Brian De Palma's ill-fated screen version of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
First screen pairing with Meg Ryan (who had multiple roles) in the uneven comedy "Joe Versus the Volcano"
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
TV directorial debut, "None But the Lonely Heart" episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" series
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
With Gary Goetzman, formed the production company Clavius Base
Directed and acted in "I'll Be Waiting," a segment of the Showtime series "Fallen Angels"
Portrayed a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his law firm for wrongful termination in "Philadelphia"; won Best Actor Oscar
Proved a fine romantic lead opposite Ryan in the Nora Ephron-directed "Sleepless in Seattle"
Received consecutive Best Actor Academy Award in "Forrest Gump" as a slow-witted Southerner who lives an extraordinary life; first collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis
Portrayed real-life astronaut James Lovell in "Apollo 13"; directed by Howard
Voiced the cowboy Woody in the computer-animated feature "Toy Story"
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
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
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
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)
Starred as a prison guard in the period drama "The Green Mile," adapted from Stephen King's novel
Reprised voice of Woody in "Toy Story 2"; originally planned as a direct-to-video release, film received a theatrical distribution
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; received Best Actor Oscar nomination
With Spielberg, produced the HBO WWII-themed miniseries "Band of Brothers"; also scripted and directed episodes
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
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 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
Cast as the voice of The Conductor/Hero Boy in the animated film "Polar Express," directed and screenplay by Robert Zemeckis
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
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
Executive produced the HBO original movie "John Adams"
Executive produced (with wife Rita Wilson) the film adaptation of the West End stage musical "Mamma Mia!"
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
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"
Produced the live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, directed by Spike Jonze
Re-teamed with Steven Spielberg to executive produce HBO's 10-part miniseries "The Pacific," which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries
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
Played the title role in the real-life drama "Captain Phillips"
Reprised Woody in the TV special "Toy Story of Terror"
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