All actors want first and foremost to be able to make a living at acting even if the shows or movies they’re on are mediocre. Tom Hanks has gone beyond that to being part of so many awesome films like Big, Splash, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Apollo 13, The Green Mile, The Da Vinci Code, etc. In all he’s been in 70 movies…an amazing career.
Hanks started in theater performing in 11 plays before he was given the role on a sitcom called Bosom Buddies in 1980. It ran for two seasons and he immediately got into the movie industry after the show went off the air.
On a personal note, Tom got married in 1978 and they divorced after nine years of marriage. He immediately met Rita Wilson who he married the very next year and they’ve been married ever since. They have four children and his oldest Colin Hanks is also in the entertainment business; his latest sitcom is called Life in Pieces.
It seems like Tom Hanks has quietly put together an amazing career. He’s stayed out of the limelight and both he and Rita are very humble people. It’s great when good things happen to nice people.