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Tom Hanks

Tom's first wife, Samantha Lewes, died of cancer.
Tom's has three favorite bands/artists are Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat and Alabama Thunderpussy. He says the music relaxes him.
Tom is a a diehard Cleveland Indians baseball team fan and has been for a long time.
Tom returned from an overseas shoot in 1999 with a bad staph infection in his leg where he needed emergency treatment.
Director Ron Howard asked Tom to audition for a part in the movie “Splash” where he subsequently got the lead.
Tom has a brother named Jim Hanks.
US Magazine voted Tom “Best Actor” in 1995.
Cabot College is where Tom spent his college years.
Tom attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California.
Tom was the first actor to win back to back Oscars since 1938.
Tom received the (“Distinguished Public Service Award”) for his role in “Saving Private Ryan”,
Tom is a frequent guest host on “Saturday Night Live”.
Tom’s trademark in the business is playing conflicted regular guys.
Tom's first wife was Samantha Lewes whom he married on January 24 1978 and divorced on March 19, 1987.
Tom married Rita on April 30 1998 and they are still married today.
Tom made his first big step into the entertainment business when he directed as well as starred in and wrote the film “That Thing You Do” in 1986.
The play was called “Volunteers” where Tom met his second wife, Rita Wilson, who stared in the play with him.
Tom subsequently went downtown to the local community theater and auditioned for a play. The director liked his style and asked him to join the cast that was going on tour to Cleveland, Ohio.
Tom credits his defeat in college as his passport into the entertainment world.
Tom had no acting experience when he entered college. There he tried out for a play and couldn’t get cast for it,
Tom is 6”1” tall.
Tom was born Thomas Jeffery Hanks.
Tom was born in Concord, California.
Tom was born on July 9, 1956.
Tom is a descendant of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Hanks is a fourth cousin, four generations removed. Common ancestors were William and Sarah Hanks, who were great-great-great grandparents of Abraham Lincoln
Tom was in and produced the movie "Cast Away"
Children, with Lewes, Colin Hanks (birth:1977) and Elizabeth Hanks (birth:1982).
Is a frequent guest host on "Saturday Night Live."
Lost 30 lbs. for his role in Philadelphia (1993).
Born at 11:17 AM
Is a member of the International Thespian Society (a group supporting theatre for high school students internationally).
In 1994 - 2004 period, he is the most nominated performer nominated for an Academy Award (4 times, along Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench and Ed Harris) and is the most winner (2 times).
When he once worked as a hotel bellman, some of the celebrity guests whose bags he carried included, Cher, Sidney Poitier, Slappy White and Bill Withers
Has also credited Joe Spano, former co-star of "Hill Street Blues" (1981), as being one of his most important early inspirations.
According to Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), he is a huge Trekkie and the first time the two met, Star Trek was the only thing he wanted to talk about. Hanks was actually the original choice to play Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact-1996
Jim Lovell, whom Hanks played in Apollo 13 (1995), is actually left-handed, but Hanks refused to write with his left hand for the movie.
Returned to Skyline High School, his old school in Oakland, California, to dedicate a renovated theater named for Rawley T. Farnsworth, the retired drama teacher he thanked in his "Philadelphia" Oscar speech.
Dislocated his shoulder when he fell through a rotting floor in building in Germany while scouting locations with Steven Spielberg for prospective HBO series, "Band of Brothers" (2001) (mini). [Fall 1999]
Has been referred to by many as "the modern James Stewart".
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Actor category for his roles in the films The Polar Express (2004) fortunally he did not get nominated.