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Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks' films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America. He has received numerous honors including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor both in 2016, as well as the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2020.

Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films which received positive media attention, such as Splash (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Big (1988), and A League of Their Own (1992). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and the title character in Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), as well as the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and The Pacific (2010), which launched him as a director, producer, and screenwriter. He has also frequently collaborated with film directors Ron Howard, Nora Ephron, and Robert Zemeckis.

Hanks' other films include the romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998); the dramas Apollo 13 (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002) and Cloud Atlas (2012); and the biographical dramas Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016), A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), News of the World (2020) and Elvis (2022). He has also appeared as the title character in the Robert Langdon film series, and voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series (1995–2019). Hanks directed the comedy That Thing You Do! (1996), followed by the romantic comedy Larry Crowne (2011), both of which he acted in.

In 1998, Hanks launched his production company Playtone which has a exclusive television development deal with HBO. For his work on television, Hanks has also won seven Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer of various limited series and television movies, including From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Band of Brothers (2001), John Adams (2008), The Pacific (2009), Game Change (2012), and Olive Kitteridge (2015). He made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy (2013) earning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nomination.

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Anthony Boyle Will Join The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; Plus Full Creative Team Revealed

Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) will join the cast of Long Day's Journey into Night, playing the role of Edmund Tyrone. He will be replacing Alex Lawther who has reluctantly withdrawn from the production due to a scheduling conflict. 

3rd Show Added for Mike Birbiglia at Paramount Theatre

Mike Birbiglia brings his hilarious show 'Please Stop the Ride' to the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on March 29 & 30, 2024. Get your tickets starting December 1st at

Top Creator Duo Rhett & Link Celebrate 2500 Episodes of 'Good Mythical Morning'

The duo look back at some of their most hilarious and heartfelt moments, including some best friend fights, and a touching montage of their fans, Mythical Beasts, who met due to their shared love of Good Mythical Morning, finding lifelong friendships and even partnerships. The celebration continues with a brand-new original song by Rhett & Link.

LETTERS LIVE to Hold Special Women's Prize Show at the Royal Albert Hall

Letters Live is set to return to the Royal Albert Hall next year for a special one-off event on Wednesday 6 March, in aid of the Women’s Prize Trust.

Meet the Cast of APPROPRIATE, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

Appropriate officially begins previews tonight, November 29, and will officially open on Monday, December 18th for a limited engagement at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Meet the cast of Appropriate here!

Review: BIG, THE MUSICAL at The Community Players

The Community Players kicks off its 102nd season with a lively, endearing, production of “Big, The Musical,” based on the beloved 1988 film, directed by Penny Marshall and starring Tom Hanks.

Photos: Peppermint Honored at 21st Annual SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Benefit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) held their 21st Annual “Sing Out For Freedom” benefit concert. See photos!

Pentatonix Kicks Off Holiday Arena Tour Making Stops Coast to Coast

Pentatonix kicks off their highly anticipated 2023 North American Christmas tour, Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year, at Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs, CA. The tour will continue to roll through major markets coast to coast, concluding on December 21st in Austin, TX at Moody Center.

Don McLean Releases Remastered 'Jerusalem'

Friday, November 13, legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean released a remastered version of his iconic song 'Jerusalem.' This timeless track is now available for streaming and download on various platforms, with all proceeds generously earmarked for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (@JDC) during these challenging times.

PARFUMERIE Author, E.P. Dowdall To Attend Opening Night Gala At Kelsey Theatre

'Join author E.P. Dowdall at the opening night gala of 'Parfumerie' at Kelsey Theatre. Experience this heartwarming comedy inspired by a Hungarian play, with a meet and greet with the actors after the show. Don't miss this romantic Christmas tale!'

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and Son Truman Visit SIX on Broadway

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, and son Truman Hanks, saw Broadway's SIX at the Lena Horne Theatre on Saturday night (November 4) and went backstage to meet the cast. Check out a photo of the Hanks family and cast here!

Michael Cerveris Returns as Scrooge in A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL At Pittsburgh CLO

Get the latest news on the cast of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, including the return of Michael Cerveris as Scrooge.

Mike Birbiglia's THE OLD MAN & THE POOL Coming to Netflix Following Broadway Run

Following runs on Broadway and the West End, Mike Birbiglia's The Old Man and the Pool is coming to Netflix. Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall to Broadway. Watch the trailer video now!

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre And The MTM Players Open Holiday Season With PARFUMERIE in November

Ring in the holidays with the classic play that inspired a Tony Award-winning musical and multiple iconic films when Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre and The MTM Players present Parfumerie.

Mike Birbiglia's PLEASE STOP THE RIDE Adds Second Show at Paramount Theatre

Mike Birbiglia brings his comedy show 'Please Stop the Ride' to the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on March 29th and 30th. Due to high demand, a second show has been added on March 30th. Don't miss this hilarious performance by Mike Birbiglia!

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 Coming to Blu-ray & Digital Next Week

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 stars Nia Vardalos along with John Corbett ('Sex and the City,' 'And Just Like That...), Louis Mandylor ('NCIS,' 'Desperate Housewives,'), Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2), Joey Fatone (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Maria Vacratsis (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), and Andrea Martin (“Only Murders in the Building').

Second Stage Theater's Sapphire Anniversary Gala Will Honor Sarah Paulson

Second Stage Theater’s Sapphire Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson, who will be appearing in Second Stage Theater’s upcoming Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Mike Birbiglia to Perform at Paramount Theatre in March

Mike Birbiglia will bring his comedy show 'Please Stop the Ride' to Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO. Get ready for an evening of laughter with this renowned comedian. Tickets on sale October 27th at

Pentatonix Drop New Holiday Album 'The Greatest Christmas Hits'

The album features 23 of the band's top holiday songs and eight brand new, never-before-heard tracks - including the cheerful holiday original, “Please Santa Please.” In tandem with the album’s release, Pentatonix are set to kick off their 2023 North American Christmas tour, Pentatonix The Most Wonderful Tour Of The Year this November.

Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Zoe Kazan Complete the Cast of DOUBT: A PARABLE

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable,  with direction by Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Find out who is joining the cast here!


Tom Hanks has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Tom Hanks has not appeared in the West End

Tom Hanks has been nominated for several awards for his performance in the play "Lucky Guy." These include the Outstanding Actor in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards, the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, the Outstanding Actor in a Play award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Theatre World Award at the Theatre World Awards, and the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play award at the Tony Awards.

Tom Hanks has won the Theatre World Award for his performance in the Broadway play "Lucky Guy".

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