Tom Hanks

1956 - Today

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. 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. Hanks's films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America.Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films which received positive media attention, such as Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988) and A League of Their Own (1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Hanks has received more than 37,477,983 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Tom Hanks is the 79th most popular actor (up from 91st in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from United States (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Actor.

Tom Hanks is most famous for his role as Forrest Gump in the movie of the same name.

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  • 79.48

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  • 107

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  • 6.90

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  • 5.77

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Among actors, Tom Hanks ranks 79 out of 10,030Before him are Liam Neeson, Vin Diesel, Clark Gable, Gérard Depardieu, Toshiro Mifune, and Paul Newman. After him are Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Judi Dench, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Selleck, and Peter Falk.

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Among people born in 1956, Tom Hanks ranks 1After him are Mel Gibson, Björn Borg, Lars von Trier, Steve Ballmer, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Christine Lagarde, Bryan Cranston, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Theresa May, Tsai Ing-wen, and Christoph Waltz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Hanks ranks 156 out of 15,968Before him are James Brown (1933), Ray Charles (1930), Barbra Streisand (1942), Clark Gable (1901), Carl Sagan (1934), and Paul Newman (1925). After him are Jane Fonda (1937), John Tyler (1790), John Wayne (1907), Bobby Fischer (1943), John Williams (1932), and George Gershwin (1898).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Tom Hanks ranks 37Before him are Jon Voight (1938), Will Smith (1968), Brad Pitt (1963), Vin Diesel (1967), Clark Gable (1901), and Paul Newman (1925). After him are Jane Fonda (1937), John Wayne (1907), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), Gregory Peck (1916), and Buster Keaton (1895).

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