Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956)

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks 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's accolades include two Academy Awards out of six nominations.

Hanks has also won seven Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer of various limited series and television movies, including From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific.

In 2013, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy.

He has received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002.

He received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2004.

In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, as well as the French Legion of Honor.In 2020, he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.