Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. The star is 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.
When you hear Tom’s name, dozens of his roles likely flood into our brain. The two-time Oscar winner has portrayed so many iconic characters, and sometimes he has even done memorable work in movies. Today, we bring you his iconic on-screen roles.
Cast Away: It is the 2000 survival drama film in which Hanks plays a FedEx employee who has been stranded on a South Pacific island after his plane crashes. The movie was praised for a believable performance by Hanks.
You’ve Got Mail: The film received positive reviews, many finding the chemistry between Ryan and Hanks to be heart-warming and lovable. The film remains a staple in the rom-com genre.
Sleepless In Seattle: Hanks’s character was compellingly cute. He was sensitive and appealing as unthreatening as the nice guy next door with decency and cuteness that made him crush-worthy.
Philadelphia: The movie earned Hanks his first Academy Award for Best Actor, rightfully so. Tom Hanks delivers a powerful performance that helps highlight the bigotry that many faced and still face.
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