Best Movies of All Time + [top 5]

Tom Hanks

Today we're celebrating the 55th birthday of one of the most iconic actors of the last twenty-five years: Tom Hanks. Now while I certainly haven't had the opportunity to see all of this man's films, I think I've seen enough of them to know just how good he can be. Hanks is a five-time Academy Award nominee, and he nabbed two of those illustrious statuettes in back-to-back years for his work in 1993's Philadelphia and 1994's Forrest Gump. When you add to the fact that he's got a fantastic off-screen personality, then you've got the makings of a very charismatic individual who it's almost impossible not to like. So for his birthday, I've counted down my five favorite Hanks roles. I hope you enjoy them!

You can next see Tom Hanks in his directorial debut, Larry Crowne, which is currently playing in U.S. theaters.

5. Jimmy Dugan
A League of Their Own (1992)

4. Captain John H. Miller
Saving Private Ryan (1998)


3. Chuck Noland
Cast Away (2000)

2. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (1994)

1. Michael Sullivan
Road to Perdition (2002)

1998: Nominee - Best Actor, Drama; Best Hero(ine)
2000: Nominee - Best Actor, Drama; Best Couple
2002: Winner - Best Actor, Drama; Best Hero(ine)