Tom Hanks was born in 1956 in California. When he was only 5 years old, his parents divorced. He, his older brother and sister stay with their father, while their younger brother settles with their mother. Before the age of 10, he has already moved ten times. At 23, he moved to New York and the following year he landed a role in the series “Bosom buddies“.
In 1984, director Ron Howard entrusted him with his first main role in cinema: that of a man who fell in love with a mermaid in “Splash“. But it was at his 32 years that his role in”Big“earned him his first Oscar nomination and made him a star. Also, in 1994 and 1995, he won the Oscar for Best Actor for his roles in”Philadelphia“and”Forrest Gump“.
From the mid-1990s, his roles as normal men in extraordinary situations gave him immense popularity and the nickname, given by the press, of “America’s Dad”. At 40, to prepare for the shooting of “We must save the soldier Ryan“, he convinced his partners to spend six days in the living conditions of American soldiers from the Second World War.
In 2008, he participated in a fundraising campaign against Proposition 8, a Californian measure aiming to define marriage exclusively as the union of a man and a woman. At 57, he reveals that he has diabetes. At 60, he received the Medal of Liberty, the highest American distinction, from the hands of Barack Obama.
On March 12, 2020, while preparing to shoot in Australia, Tom Hanks announced that he and his wife had Covid-19.