Celebrating the Boundless Influence of Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, born in 1956, is a celebrated actor and director whose influence spans far and wide. People of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and religions can find something they can relate to in his work. Whether it’s his long-running lead role in the daily sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies’ or his later Oscar-winning performances, Tom has been stealing hearts since he started out in Hollywood.

Tom’s two-decade long career has been filled with iconic jobs and successes, starting with his first theatrical role in 1978 on the Broadway stage as David in ‘Uncle Vanya’. Within a few years, Tom made television appearances and became a household name when he was cast as Tom Hanks on the ABC series ‘Bosom Buddies’ in 1980. It was during this time that his distinctive charm and comedic timing were noticed by Hollywood.

He was then cast for the movie splash, which became one of the most successful films of the early '80s and introduced the world to his unique style of comedy. From then on, film after film he rose to fame: from ‘Big’ to ‘Forrest Gump’ to ‘Apollo 13’ and then onwards and upwards with further successes - each one exploring different sides of him that we never knew existed. We may have seen him dance around, sing with merriness or face danger with courage but what makes Hanks so much more than any other actor or filmmaker is how he injects real-life into each role.

He adds something extra; some sort of real humanity that is so pure and evident that it only speaks that something special is Hanks trait. He has been nominated for several Academy Awards throughout his career including eight Golden Globe Award nominations and six Emmy Awards, winning Best Lead Comedy Actor for ‘Bosom Buddies’ in 1983. What makes this man even more remarkable is how much he does outside of the industry. Tom Hanks is an admirer of art and an avid collector whose donations by himself as well as with his wife Rita Wilson have supported artistic endeavors from stage productions to museum installations.

Not only is Hanks an advocate for the arts but he always seems to be looking for novel ways to bring people together which is why it is no surprise that the family app Familio is one of his favorite tools. With the help of this tool the Hanks family can stay connected no matter how far apart they may be.

Tom Hanks' achievements not only extend to his professional life but also to his fulfilling family life as well - providing lessons to many by how he loves and respects those around him; living with such a full heart. He has not only made us laugh or cry but inspired us by bringing love and joy into our homes through his projects; appreciated eternally by many around the world - inspiring us all to strive for greatness and make a real impact on others lives. Let's follow suit and be like Tom Hanks; bring forth love, kindness and compassion in all we do!