10 Things You May Not Know About Tom Hanks

Early Life

Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California. His full name is Thomas Jeffrey Hanks

Acting Inspiration

He was inspired to pursue acting after seeing a performance of the play "South Pacific" at his school.

Comedy Beginnings

He gained recognition for his comedic roles in movies like "Splash" (1984), "Big" (1988), and "The 'Burbs" (1989).

Back-to-Back Oscars

Hanks made history by winning back-to-back Best Actor Oscars in 1994 and 1995.

Voice Acting

He provided the voice for Woody, the beloved cowboy character in Pixar's "Toy Story" series,  

Directorial Debut

Hanks made his directorial debut with the film "That Thing You Do!" in 1996.

Passion for Space

He produced and starred in the 1995 film "Apollo 13," which depicted the real-life story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission.

Typewriter Collector

Hanks is an avid collector of typewriters. He developed a fascination with typewriters during his early years

National Space Society Board Member

Hanks is actively involved in promoting space exploration and serves on the Board of Governors for the National Space Society.

Honorary Citizenship

In 2016, Tom Hanks was honored with honorary Greek citizenship due to his contributions to Greek culture.

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