Happy Birthday Tom Hanks! Forrest Gump Actor Turns 64
We Take A Look At Tom Hanks' Best Movies
Tom Hanks is, without a shadow of a doubt, a living legend. Fewer people have dominated Hollywood as Tom Hanks has, He is one of the greatest living actors of our time, and his versatile roles over many decades are proof of his supreme acting prowess.
Tom Hanks was one of the first celebrities to contract the Coronavirus and he had to quarantine himself. Thankfully, the actor recovered after a couple of weeks. The award-winning actor celebrates his 64th birthday on July 09, 2020. Over the years, the actor has dazzled us with action-packed, emotional and dramatic movies, and memorable dialogues.
Tom Hanks is one of the most-loved actors in Hollywood and is a star of unparalleled humanity. To celebrate his birthday, we take a look at some of the best performances by the versatile actor:
5. Forrest Gump (1994):
Perhaps one of the most talked-about movies even now, Forrest Gump takes us through a rollercoaster ride with the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events that unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man (Tom Hanks) with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart. Tom Hanks is at his absolute best and gives a memorable performance.
4. Catch Me If You Can (2002):
Catch Me If You Can is one of the many film pairings that bring Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg together. In this one, Tom Hanks stars opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Frank Abagnale Jr., a professional con artist who poses in various careers, such as a pilot and doctor, and is a professional forger. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), takes a special interest in Frank Jr. and it becomes a game of cat and mouse, where Hanks tries his best to catch DiCaprio.
3. Saving Private Ryan (1998):
Set during World War II, Saving Private Ryan follows Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad as they try to find Private Ryan (Matt Damon). Fans and critics openly praise the film for its realistic depictions of the violence and devastation of wars. This was also the first time that Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks collaborated for a project. The movie won 5 Oscars and another 74 wins & 74 nominations.
2. Cast Away (2000):
Tom Hanks gives a thought-provoking and memorable performance as Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who gets stranded on a deserted island for four years. He must learn to survive and maintain hope to return home. Tom Hanks undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after a crash landing on the deserted island.
1. Captain Phillips (2013):
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. We see Tom Hanks transform from a weak merchant to a brave captain as his predicament escalates. The movie’s final scene is one of cinema’s most harrowing and true depictions of trauma and gets to the root of why Tom Hanks has always been a truly versatile and spectacular actor.
We, at HNH Style, wish Tom Hanks a very happy birthday!