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Tom Hanks

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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' 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. He has received numerous honors including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the French Legion of Honor both in 2016, as well as the Golden Globe Cecil B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Hanks has received more than 44,016,126 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia. Tom Hanks is the 82nd most popular actor (down from 79th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from United States (down from 156th in 2019) and the 39th 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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  • 44M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 107

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Tom Hanks ranks 82 out of 9,996Before him are Johnny Depp, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Redford, and Toshiro Mifune. After him are Samuel L. Jackson, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Jean Marais, Denzel Washington, and Jane Fonda.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Hanks ranks 158 out of 18,182Before him are Josephine Baker (1906), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Dale Carnegie (1888), Johnny Cash (1932), Robert Redford (1936), and John B. Watson (1878). After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Steinbeck (1902), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Gregory Peck (1916), and George Gershwin (1898).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Tom Hanks ranks 39Before him are Steve McQueen (1930), Will Smith (1968), Johnny Depp (1963), Paul Newman (1925), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Robert Redford (1936). After him are Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Gregory Peck (1916), Ava Gardner (1922), Denzel Washington (1954), Jane Fonda (1937), and Tom Cruise (1962).

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