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)

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3. Chuck Noland
Cast Away (2000)

2. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (1994)

1. Michael Sullivan
Road to Perdition (2002)

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