Tom Hanks or Thomas Jefferey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Born on 9 July 1956 in California, the actor is sixty-five years old. He studied theatre at the California State University, Sacramento. He later dropped out of college to focus on theatres and drama. Time magazine named him one of the top ten college dropouts in 2010.
Hanks is one of the greatest actors of all time, having widespread popularity and fans across the globe. Hanks has won many prestigious accolades like the Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Tony Award.
Tom Hanks’ Recent Work
Tom Hanks starred in the recently released film Elvis which is based on the life of the American rock star Elvis Presley. Released on 24 June 2022, Tom played the role of Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker in the movie. Playing the part of the wicked manager was somewhat different from his usual characters.
Tom plays the antagonist or the villain in this movie for the first time but did a commendable job. Baz Luhrman is the director of the movie and distributed by Warner Picture Bros. Hanks worked alongside Austin Butler, who played the titular role of Elvis Presley.
Tom Hanks’ Upcoming Movies
Tom Hanks is all set to play the role of Geppetto in Walt Disney’s adaptation of Pinocchio. Robert Zemeckis is the director, this American musical fantasy film will release on 8 September 2022. Hanks will be with Robert Downey Jr and Benjamin Evan.
Hanks will also be there in Asteroid City, an American romantic comedy film and Wes Anderson is the director. He will act along with young actors like Sophia Lillis, Maya Hawke, Scarlett Johnson, Margot Robbie, and Tony Revolori.
He will play the titular role of Otto in Marc Forster’s comedy-drama ‘A Man Called Otto.’ This is a remake of the Swedish film, ‘A Man Called Ove.’ This American remake starring Tom Hanks is set to release on Christmas, 25 December 2022.
Another adaptation will release soon is Erik Larson’s ‘In The Garden Of Beasts.’ Tom will play the lead role of William Dodd in the movie, which goes by the same name. Hanks will play alongside Natalie Portman in this upcoming film. Joe Wright is the director, the movie is about William, who was sent to Hitler’s Germany during the Second World War when Nazism was on the rise.
Tom Hanks will feature in another Zemeckis movie, ‘Here,’ an adaptation of Richard McGuire’s graphic novel of the same name. The two greats did their first movie together thirty years ago when they shot Forrest Gump.
Tom Hanks’ Personal Life
Tom Hanks is happily married to actress Rita Wilson. The two have been married for thirty-four years now with two sons- Chet Hanks and Truman Theodore. Chet has also acted in a few television series and movies. He currently lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.