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Born: July 9, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Concord, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1998:
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
2007:
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
2009:
Produced the live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, directed by Spike Jonze
2001:
With Spielberg, produced the HBO WWII-themed miniseries "Band of Brothers"; also scripted and directed episodes
2004:
Cast as the voice of The Conductor/Hero Boy in the animated film "Polar Express," directed and screenplay by Robert Zemeckis
2002:
Co-starred with Paul Newman in "The Road to Perdition"
2002:
Collaborated again with director Spielberg for "Catch Me if You Can," playing the FBI agent pursuing Leonardo DiCaprio
1993:
Directed and acted in "I'll Be Waiting," a segment of the Showtime series "Fallen Angels"
2008:
Executive produced (with wife Rita Wilson) the film adaptation of the West End stage musical "Mamma Mia!"
1983:
Landed recurring role as Uncle Ned on the NBC sitcom "Family Ties"
2009:
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"
2010:
Re-teamed with Steven Spielberg to executive produce HBO's 10-part miniseries "The Pacific," which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries
1999:
Starred as a prison guard in the period drama "The Green Mile," adapted from Stephen King's novel
2008:
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
2008:
Executive produced the HBO original movie "John Adams"
1980:
Made film acting debut, "He Knows You're Alone"; reportedly paid only $800
1990:
Had first screen pairing with Meg Ryan (who had multiple roles) in the comedy "Joe Versus the Volcano"
1982:
Made first TV-movie, Rona Jaffe's "Mazes and Monsters" (CBS)
1999:
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
2004:
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
1990:
Starred as Sherman McCoy in Brian De Palma's ill-fated screen version of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
2004:
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
1992:
Made TV directorial debut, "None But the Lonely Heart" episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" series
1993:
With Gary Goetzman, formed the production company Clavius Base
1982:
Made guest appearance on ABC's "Happy Days"; first met Ron Howard
1978:
Made professional debut as Grumio in "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Riverside Theater in Cleveland, OH
1986:
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"
2006:
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
2010:
Reprised voice of Woody in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"
2011:
Co-wrote, directed and starred in "Larry Crowne"
2011:
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
2012:
Announced to make Broadway debut in "Lucky Guy," a play written by the late Nora Ephron
2012:
Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
2013:
Reprised Woody in the TV special "Toy Story of Terror"
2015:
Starred in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Bridge of Spies"
1984:
Landed breakthrough leading role in a feature film, "Splash"; directed by Ron Howard
1998:
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
2000:
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
1993:
Portrayed a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his law firm for wrongful termination in "Philadelphia"
1995:
Portrayed real-life astronaut James Lovell in "Apollo 13"; directed by Howard
1988:
Delivered a strong turn as a bitter stand-up comic in "Punchline"; co-starred opposite Sally Field
1988:
Earned first Best Actor Academy Award nomination for "Big"; directed by Penny Marshall
1980:
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
1996:
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
1993:
Played romantic lead opposite Ryan in the Nora Ephron-directed "Sleepless in Seattle"
1992:
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
1995:
Voiced the cowboy Woody in the computer-animated feature "Toy Story"
1994:
Starred in "Forrest Gump" as a slow-witted Southerner who lives an extraordinary life; first collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis
1998:
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)
2013:
Played the title role in the real-life drama "Captain Phillips"
2013:
Starred as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," about the production of "Mary Poppins"
2014:
Executive produced the CNN docuseries "The Sixties"
2014:
Executive produced HBO's Emmy-winning mini-series "Olive Kitteridge"
2016:
Played the heroic flight captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger in the biographical film "Sully"

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