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A Leading Performer of All Time

“Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal.”

-Tom Hanks-

Tom Hanks was born in 1956 July 09, California. He is an American actor and filmmaker and he is known for his best work in comedic and dramatic roles in cinema. He is one of the most beloved movie characters of all time. He wanted to become an astronaut. But he turned out to be an actor.

Little Tom didn’t have a wonderful time during his childhood, his parents had divorced when he was only 5 years old. When he was young, he had lived in 10 houses. When he was small he had not been a very active boy. He was a shy kid, but at the same time, he had been just uttering random stuff while studying. In his high school times, he had played some school plays too. Hanks studied theater at Chabot College.

He first started small roles in movies like “He knows you alone”. Then he acted in “Bosom buddies “which was a romantic comedy TV series. Then his biggest breakthrough was “Splash” in 1984, and “BIG” in 1988. In 1992 he started the drama, “A league of their own”. He won the Academy Award for the best actor in “Philadelphia”  in 1993. He also won another award for “Forrest Gump” which captivated everyone. He was able to act in a space movie called “Apollo 13” in 1995. This made his childhood dream come true too. Then he voiced in “Toy story” one of the most fascinating Disney movies. In total, he has won 16 awards and 42 nominations.

Tom Hanks was a very friendly and flexible person to work with too. He is very kind and passionate towards others. He is a very wholehearted person towards his fans too. Nothing could stop him from acting. He even introduced an app called “Hanks Writer” which gives the experience of a typewriter. The directors that work with Tom Hanks said that he does his maximum when it comes to acting. He is called America’s dad, which tells us how much people love him.

This amazing actor is celebrating his 64th birthday today. While eagerly expecting to enjoy more of his brilliant works in the future, we all in Colombo Beacon wish a very happy birthday to this leading performer of all time! 

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