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Tom Hanks turned the heads of thousands in 1980 with his debut in the highly acclaimed sitcom Bosom Buddies After Starring in the 1988 movie Big he won three awards including a Golden Globe Award for best actor in 1989 His next major hit wouldnt come for another six years when he played the title role in the movie Forrest Gump Since 1998 Hanks has starred in Five movies Saving Private Ryan Youve Got Mail Toy Story Two The Green Mile and Castaway of which have ranked highly in the box office Hanks has won award after award racking up a total of 15 major awards four of which have been Golden Globes and two Oscars Thomas Hanks was born July 9 1956 in Concord California Hanks was the third of four children born to Amos Hanks a chef and Janet Hanks a registered nurse His relationship with his older siblings Larry and Sandra is really tight but he is not as close to his younger brother Jim Tom had a very confusing life growing up His parents divorced when he was five years old and he Larry and Sandra went to live with their father but Jim stayed to live with their mother Both parents remarried more than once Janet three time and Amos twice Hanks moved around a lot as a child attending at least five different grammar schools One day Amos rounded up his three children and relocated in Reno Nevada where he married a women who had eight children They later divorced When Tom was 10 Amos married an Asian woman Frances Wong In school Hanks caught the eye of some people While attending Skyline High School near Oakland California I was a geek a spaz I was horribly painfully terribly shy At the same time I was the guy whod yell out funny captions during filmstrips But I didnt get into any
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