Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been in all sorts of movie such as Forest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000), Captain Philips (2013), and Saving Private Ryan (1993). His movies have grossed over 4.3 billion dollars in the United States. He won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for his role in Philadelphia (1993). Tom also won those awards for Forest Gump, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People’s Choice Award for best Actor.
Tom has identified with everything from Mormonism to his most recent and enduring faith–Greek Orthodox. “I had this peripatetic overview of various faiths, and the one thing I got from that was the intellectual pursuit involved. There was a lot of great stuff to think about.
Politically, Hanks falls squarely in the Democrat/liberal camp, like the vast majority of his Hollywood counterparts. He’s stuck up for quite a few liberal causes like gay marriage and the environment. He was very supportive of President Obama and had no problem voicing it.
He likes to use and collect antique typewriters. He’s has over 200 of them.
Tom is heavily into cardio and aerobic exercises like running and mountain biking.
He has been married to Rita Wilson since April of 1988.
Tom is a big supporter of gay rights and even criticized his former Church of the Latter Day Saints for their donation to advance proposition 8 and ban gay marriage. He used his social and economic status to help raise $44 million dollars to defeat prop 8.
Tom is actually related to the legendary Abraham Lincoln.
“Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get.”