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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor, filmmaker, producer, writer, director, screenwriter, and speaker who is well known for his roles in live-action films, including Big, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, A League of Their Own, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, That Thing You Do!, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away, Catch Me If You Can, The Da Vinci Code, Charlie Wilson's War, and Angels & Demons. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He is also the husband of actress Rita Wilson, father of Colin Hanks and Jim Hanks' brother.

His most notable Disney role is the voice of Woody in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story film series. His role as Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump was spoofed by Genie in Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He also portrayed Walt Disney himself in the 2013 Disney biographical film, Saving Mr. Banks, about the making of Mary Poppins. He also played Scott Turner in Turner & Hooch. He was mentioned in Muppets Most Wanted, the BUNK'D episode Boos and Birthdays and an episode of I Didn't Do It. He also played James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies.

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  • Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of America. He is the third cousin, four times removed of the former president. Hank's link to Honest Abe comes through the President’s mother, Nancy Hanks.

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