Who is Tom Hanks Receiving Greek Citizenship?


Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actress.

He has received two Oscar awards, is known for overcoming difficult roles and has achieved significant success, especially with his performance in dramatic roles.

Among the most important films of Tom Hanks, who received an Academy Award for Best Actor twice in a row with Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, are Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Torment Road, New Life, Saving Er Ryan and the Green Road. The 2006 Cannes Film Festival opened with the Da Vinci Code, based on the book of the same name by Dan Brown, starring Tom Hanks as the symbolist professor Robert Langdon, and won the audience's appreciation.

Hanks received honorary Greek citizenship in December 2019.

As of July 2020, the Player Tom Hanks wife actor Rita Wilson He became a citizen of Greece with. Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos MitsotakisVisiting Tom Hanks and his wife Reta Wilson on the island of Antiparos in the Aegean, gave their double passports and citizenship documents.

64-year-old Tom Hanks and 63-year-old Rita Wilson wife in their summer residence on the island of Antiparos Mareva Kyriakos Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who visited with him, gave the citizenship documents with the passports of the famous star and his wife.

Youth period
Hanks was born in Concord, California. As a child, Tom Hanks actually lived a middle-class life that lacked passion and talent. When he turned five zammoment family broke up. They remarried several times before their divorce. Later, his father married an Asian woman with a large family. Much later, Tom Hanks told Rolling Stone, "Everyone in my family loves each other." he said and added: “But every zamthere were almost fifty people at the time. I didn't feel exactly like a stranger, but somehow I was out of it. " Family divorced zamMoment, Hanks, his brother Larry and his sister, a traveling cook, traveled from city to city until they settled in Oakland with their father. Tom, they landed in California zammoment was 8 years old. Tom's younger brother remained with his mother.

Hanks was an insignificant person at school. “I was awkward,” he said to Rolling Stone and continued: “I was terribly and uncomfortably shy. Same zamfun during filmstrips at the moment zamI was the young man who could scream at moments. But no zamI didn't get into trouble at the moment. Each zamat the moment I was a really good kid and quite responsible. ” Although he played in several school plays (whose name he could not remember), acting was not a realistic prospect for Tom Hanks until he moved from Chabot College, San Francisco Bay Area college, to Sacramento State University. “Role-playing classes would seem like the best place for someone who likes to make noise and hangs cool,” Hanks told New York. said. “Going to the plays zamI spent the moment. He never takes the dates with me. I would go straight to the theater, buy myself a ticket, take my seat, check the schedule, and go right into the game. Seeing Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams, Henrik Ibsen and others zamI had a moment. "

Hanks' encounter with Vincent Dowling, the head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, happens during these role-playing classes. On Dowling's recommendation, Hanks Festival becomes an intern that encompasses a three-year experience that covers everything from lighting to set order and stage management. Such a decision required Tom Hanks to drop out of college. But at the end of these three years, Hanks decided he wanted to be an actor. Partly because of this desire is the Cleveland Critics Circle Award, in which Shakespeare won the best actor award for his performance in the role of Proteus (which is only one of the villains roles he played several times) in the Veronese Two Gentlemen games.

First roles
Hanks is the same actress in 1978 zamHe came to New York, where he married Samantha Lewes, who was the producer at the time. They divorced nine years later (when they had a daughter and a son), but Hanks still sees her children regularly. While in New York, Hanks played for the Riverside Shakespeare Company. In addition, he showed his first movie acting performance by starring in a low-budget (cheap) movie and starred in the television movie called Labyrinths and Monsters. He went on to take on various roles and eventually landed a role in ABC television in Bosom Buddies. Hanks flew to Los Angeles and then to California, where he met Peter Scolari, where they played a couple of young men who had to dress up as women in order to live in a cheap all-women hotel. The series lasted for two years and ratings were not zamTelevision critics gave the show high marks, even if it wasn't very good at the moment. “The first day I saw him on the set, I thought, 'Too bad, he won't be able to hold on to the screens for long,' said Ian Praise, co-producer of the show, to Rolling Stone. But I knew that two years later he would be a movie star, ”he said. Even if Praiser knew this, he couldn't persuade Hanks. "The TV show isn't going anywhere," his best friend Tom Lizzio told Rolling Stone. "Later, when this didn't get anywhere, Tom Hanks thought he would go back to pulling the strings at a theater and turning on the lights."

But what drove Ron Howard to contact Tom Hanks was his minor role in an episode of Bossom Buddies and the Happy Days series. Howard was working on the romantic comedy Splash at the time, which tells about a mermaid falling in love with man. At first, Howard thought of Tom Hanks for the relapse brother of the main character, who later played John Candy. But in contrast, Hanks got the lead and a career gained more than $ 69 million in revenue, gaining momentum with Splash, the number one in box-offices.

Progression to dramatic roles
Tom Hanks made his debut as a failed baseball coach in A League of Their Own (1992). He told Vanity Fair that this was his 'modern era of making movies'.

This 'modern era' welcomed the extraordinary 1993, first with Connections of Love and later with Philadelphia. Connected by Love was about the summer adventure of a widowed man who finds true love in the airwaves. ZamRichard Schcikel of the moment described his performance as "attractive" and agreed that his performance made him one of the leading romantic-comedy stars of his generation.

The real output of Tom Hanks is in Philadelphia. Hanks, who portrayed a gay lawyer with AIDS who sued his firm for discrimination, proved both talent and depth to be one of the best. (To make his performance in the movie more realistic, Hanks has weakened by about 16 pounds and thinned his hair to look sick.) In an interview with People, Lean Roze praised Hanks' ability: “Above all, Philadelphia's success is not a saint, but a saint. "Hanks knows he's playing the character, and his performance deserves Oscar."

Forrest Gump
Hanks' success with Philadelphia continued with Forrest Gump, which was a hit in the summer of 1994. Film, close yourself zamWho is a naive young man who finds himself in the midst of some of the most important events in American history? zamwho is the moment painful zamwhat is sweet is his story. In the film, the true wisdom of the character positively influences the lives in which it emerges. Robert Zemeckis, director of Forrest Gump at Vanity Fair, praised Tom Hanks' performance: “Hanks does what a real actor does, which is true honesty, in this role.”

In the same post, Hanks explains what he liked about the script: “I read Gump's script. zammoment, I saw that it was one of the big and hopeful movies that audiences could go and feel… some hopes for their fate and position in life… I got this a million times from movies I watched as a kid. Success with Forrest Gump not only boosted his place and reputation, it also zamat the time it won a second Academy Award. Tom Hanks is the second actress to win the Oscars twice in a row in the history of the Academy Awards, and no third star has ever achieved this feat. (Sprencer Tracy came first with awards in 1937 and 1938.)

Apollo 13
Hanks' next work brought him together with director Ron Howard in the Apollo 13 movie, starring astronaut James Lovell. In 1970, Apollo 13 was heading towards the Moon when an oxygen tank exploded, and the space crew was almost unable to return to earth. Critics liked and applauded the overall performance of the film crew, including Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan, and the film in general.

1998 and after
Later, Hanks produced the documentary (From Earth to the Moon) as a producer (and assistant scriptwriter and assistant director). He chronicles a space program that ran from a 12-part series start, to his flight with Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell, to personal emotions around the fact that he stepped on the moon. The Emmy-winning $ 68 million project was one of the most expensive productions for television. Undoubtedly, Tom Hanks' next project was no less expensive. Hanks met with Steven Spielberg to make a movie about the quest aimed at bringing him back home from France, which was divided by a military war. Saving Er Ryan earned the praise and praise of the film community, critics and the public. The film, which won Spielberg's second Best Director award and Tom Hanks nominated for Best Actor, has been recognized as one of the best war films ever made. In late 1998, Hanks starred in another romantic comedy with Meg Ryan, with whom he starred in the movie Love Tied. The duo appeared in The Message Around You, the remake of The Shop Around the Corner, shot in 1940, starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

Green Road / New Life
In 1999, he starred in the production of the same name as the movie, adapted from Stephen King's novel Green Road. The following year, he won an Academy Award nomination as well as a Golden Globe Best Actor for his character in the role of modern Robinson Crusoe, played in the New Life film directed by Robert Zemeckis. In 2001, he contributed to the production and production of the Band of Brothers television series.

Torment / Catch Me If You Can
Later, the director of the American Beauty film, Sam Mendes, and Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner met for the novel The Road of Torment, in which he played an escaping shooter with his son. In the same year, Hanks opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie Catch Me If You Can Catch, based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, and worked with director Spielberg.

Women Hunters / Terminal / Polar Express
Until 2004, Hanks remained away from the films until Coen Brothers appeared in the Women Hunters, Terminal with which he worked with Steven Spielberg, and the Polar Express, with which he worked with Robert Zemeckis. On 12 June 2002, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Film Institute and became the first player to receive this award.

Private life
Hanks has been married to actress Rita Wilson since 1988. Although they first worked together on the production of Sincere Friends, they began to get closer while working on the movie Volunteers. Currently they have two children. Hanks was previously married to Lewes between 1978 and 1987.

Wilson is of Greek and Bulgarian origin and is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Hanks returned to his belief before marrying him. Hanks actively participates in the church.

Tom Hanks also had two children from this marriage, one of whom was his actor son, Colin Hanks. Hanks is also known to be a supporter of the Cleveland Indians baseball team and the Premier League teams, Aston Villa.

On December 27, 2019, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed official documents, which are the official Greek citizens of Tom Hanks.

On March 12, 2020, he and his wife, Rita Wilson, announced that their tests were potent and that they caught the Coronavirus. Later, they passed the treatment process and got rid of this disease.


Year Movie role Notes
1980 He Knows You're Alone Elliot
1982 Mazes and Monsters Robbie Wheeling TV movie
1984 Splash Allen Bauer
1984 Bachelor Party Rick Gassko
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe Richard Harlan Drew
1985 Volunteers Lawrence Whatley Bourne III
1986 The Money Pit Walter Fielding, Jr.
1986 Nothing in Common David Basner
1986 Every Time We Say Goodbye David Bradley
1987 Dragnet Detective Pep Streebeck
1988 Big Josh Baskin (adult)
1988 Punchline Steven Gold
1989 Turner & Hooch Detective Scott Turner
1989 The 'Burbs Ray Peterson
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Joe Banks
1990 Bonfire Sherman McCoy
1992 A League of Their Own Jimmy dugan
1992 Radio Flyer Old Mike
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Sam Baldwin
1993 Philadelphia Andrew Beckett
1994 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
1995 Apollo 13 Jim Lovell
1995 Toy Story Sheriff Woody (voice)
1996 That Thing You Do! Mr. White Same zamscreenwriter and director at the moment
1998 Saving Private Ryan Captain John H. Miller
1998 You have a message Joe Fox
1999 Toy Story 2 Sheriff Woody (voice)
1999 The Green Mile Paul Edgecomb
2000 Cast Away Chuck Noland
2002 Road to Perdition Michael Sullivan, Sr.
2002 Catch Me If You Can FBI Agent Carl Hanratty
2004 The Terminal Viktor navorski
2004 The Ladykillers Professor GH Dorr
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building Mailbox Elvis small role
2004 The Polar Express Hero Boy / Santa Claus / Express Conductor / Hobo / Hero Boy's Father / Narrator (voice)
2006 The Da Vinci Code Professor Robert Langdon
2006 Cars Woody Car (voice) small role
2007 The Simpsons Movie Himself (voice) Small role
2007 Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson
2008 The Great Buck Howard Mr. Gable
2009 Angels & Demons Professor Robert Langdon
2010 Toy Story 3 Sheriff Woody (voice)
2011 Larry Crowne Larry Crowne Same zamscreenwriter and director at the moment
2011 Extremely Loud and Incredible Close Thomas Schell Jr.
2012 Electric city Cleveland Carr web series
2012 Cloud Atlas Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look-a-like Actor / Zachry
2013 Captain Phillips Captain richard phillips
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Walt Disney
2014 ZamToy Story The Moment Forgot Woody (Voice) Short Animation
2015 Casuslar Köprüsü James donovan
2015 A Hologram for the King Alan Clay
2015 Ithaca Mr. Macauley
2016 The Circle calden
2016 Hell (2016 movie) Robert Langdon
2017 Oyuncak Hikayesi 4 Woody (Voice)

Tv series 

Year Production role Notes
1980 The Love Boat Rick Martin 1 episode: “Friends and Lovers / Sergeant Bull / Miss Mother”
1980 Bosom Buddies Buffy Wilson / Kip Wilson 37 sections
1982 Taxi Gordon 1 episode: “The Road Not Taken: Part 1”
1982 Happy Days Dr. Dwayne Twitchell 1 episode: “A Little Case of Revenge”
1983 Family Ties Ned Donnelly 3 sections
1992 Tales from the Crypt Baxter Also the director; 1 episode: “None but the Lonely Heart”
1993 Fallen Angels Trouble Boy # 1 Also the director; 1 episode: “I'll Be Waiting”
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Jean-Luc Despont 1 episode: “Le voyage dans la lune”
2001 Band of Brothers British Officer TV mini-series
2003 Freedom: A History of Us Abraham Lincoln / Charles E. Wood / Daniel Boone 7 sections
2003 Great Performances Mountie
2007 Thomas & Friends Hank, Dennis dubbing
2010 The Pacific Narrator 6 sections
2011 30 Rock Itself In a small role
2012 Saturday Night Live Undecided Voter; Robot In a small role
2013 Killing Lincoln Host / Narrator Television movie


Year Movie Notes
1998 From the Earth to the Moon In addition, the writer and director; 12 episodes
2000 American experience Documentary; 1 episode: “Return with Honor”
2000 Cast Away
2000 West Point TV series; producer
2001 Band of Brothers In addition, the writer and director; 2 episodes
2001 We Stand Alone Together Documentary; producer
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
2003 My Big Fat Greek Life TV series; producer
2004 Connie and Carla
2004 The Polar Express producer
2005 We're with the Band TV movie
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Short; scriptwriter
2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold Documentary
2006 The Ant Bully
2006 Starter for 10
2006 Big Love TV series; producer; 50 episodes
2007 Evan Almighty producer
2007 Charlie Wilson's War
2008 The Great Buck Howard
2008 John Adams Producer; 7 episodes
2008 David McCullough: Painting with Words Documentary
2008 Mamma Mia! producer
2008 City of Ember
2009 My Life in Ruins producer
2009 Where the Wild Things Are
2009 Beyond All Boundaries Short; producer
2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert Executive producer
2010 The Pacific TV mini-series, executive producer; 10 episodes
2011 The 3 Minute Talk Show TV series, executive producer; 12 episodes
2011 Larry Crowne Also writer and director
2011 He Has Seen War Documentary; executive producer
2012 The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony TV movie; executive producer
2012 Game Change TV movie
2012 K Blows Ball TV movie; executive producer
2012 Electric city webseries; creator and executive producer
2013 Parkland Producer
TBA Masters of the air TV mini-series, executive producer; 10 episodes

Movie revenues worldwide 

A total of 100,000,000 movies exceeding $ 16 in revenue

Year The name of the movie Revenues
2009 Angles and devils $ 480,975,846
2006 Da Vinci Code $ 757,236,138
2004 Pole Express $ 297,775,955
2004 Port $ 218,686,156
2002 Catch me if you can $ 351,112,395
2002 Torment Road $ 181,001,478
2000 New life $ 429,632,142
1999 Green Way $ 286,801,374
1999 Oyuncak Hikayesi 2 $ 485,015,179
1998 You have a message $ 250,821,495
1998 Saving Er Ryan $ 481,840,909
1995 Toy Story $ 361,958,736
1995 Apollo 13 $ 355,237,933
1994 Forrest Gump $ 677,386,686
1993 Philadelphia $ 206,678,440
1993 What Love Is Tied To $ 227,799,884
1992 A League of Their Own $ 132,440,069
1988 Big $ 151,668,774


Academy Awards and nominations 

Year Category Movie Conclusion
2019 Best Supporting Actor A nice day in the neighborhood Aday
2000 The best actor New life Aday
1998 The best actor Saving Er Ryan Aday
1994 The best actor Forrest Gump Won
1993 The best actor Philadelphia Won
1988 The best actor Big Aday

Golden Globe Awards and nominations 

Year Category Movie Conclusion
2019 Best Supporting Actor A nice day in the neighborhood Aday
2007 Best Actor - Comedy / Musical Charlie Wilson's War Aday
2000 Best Actor - Drama New life Won
1998 Best Actor - Drama Saving Er Ryan Aday
1994 Best Actor - Drama Forrest Gump Won
1993 Best Actor - Comedy / Musical What Love Is Tied To Aday
1993 Best Actor - Drama Philadelphia Won
1988 Best Actor - Comedy / Musical Big Won


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