Academy Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hanks turns 62 on July 9, 2018. The iconic actor has appeared in more than 50 movies over his illustrious career and has a body of work that spans across four decades.
Even though Hanks already received a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame he continues to cement his legacy in Tinsel Town. Hanks will reprise his role as Woody in “Toy Story 4,” which will hit theaters in 2019, and he will be playing the legendary Mr. Rogers in the upcoming biopic “You Are My Friend.”
Keep reading to find out just how much Hanks is worth, how he amassed his wealth and which of his films hit big at the box office.
Tom Hanks Net Worth: $350M
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tom Hanks’ net worth stands at an impressive $350 million, proving his time spent entertaining audiences has been quite lucrative.
In 1980, Hanks landed one of his first acting roles in the horror movie “He Knows You’re Alone.” That same year, he starred in the television series “Bosom Buddies.” Hanks appeared in a handful of movies between 1984 and 1987, including “Splash,” which grossed nearly $70 million domestically.
The late 1980s and early 1990s were good to Hanks. During a five-year stretch, he starred in the movies “Big,” “Turner & Hooch,” “A League of Their Own” and “Philadelphia,” the latter of which earned him his first Oscar.
Today, Hanks is one of the best-known, most-respected and highest-paid actors in Hollywood. More than two dozen of Hanks’ movies have made $115 million or more at box offices worldwide.
Click through to learn more about some of his most successful movies.
‘The Da Vinci Code’
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, “The Da Vinci Code” had a production budget of $125 million and generated $758.2 million in earnings worldwide — including $77.1 million its opening weekend. The movie was followed by sequels “Angels & Demons” and “Inferno,” which raked in just over $486 million and $220 million worldwide, respectively.
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‘Catch Me If You Can’
“Catch Me If You Can” grossed $352.1 million worldwide, including $30 million its opening weekend. “Catch Me If You Can” was nominated for two Oscars, a Golden Globe and several other awards.
Hanks received a lot of attention for his role in “Cast Away.” The film earned $429.6 million worldwide, including $28.9 million its opening weekend. The movie had a production budget of $90 million. Hanks won a Golden Globe for his work on “Cast Away” and received an Academy Award nomination.
‘You’ve Got Mail’
After stealing the hearts of audiences everywhere in “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993), Hanks and Meg Ryan returned to the silver screen together in “You’ve Got Mail” (1998). In the movie, Joe Fox (Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly are business rivals who despise each other in the public eye. Online, however, the two end up falling in love.
“You’ve Got Mail” scored just over $250.8 million at box offices worldwide.
‘Saving Private Ryan’
“Saving Private Ryan” had a production budget of $70 million and generated $481.8 million at box offices worldwide. The movie earned just over $30.6 million its opening weekend and became the biggest summer blockbuster of 1998.
Hanks’ performance earned him Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
Released in 1995, the animated movie “Toy Story” went on to earn just over $373.6 million worldwide, generating $29.1 million its debut weekend. “Toy Story 2” followed in 1999. It brought in $497.4 million off a $90 million production budget. “Toy Story 3” was released more than a decade later. As of June 2017, it is Hanks’ highest-grossing movie, bringing in nearly $1.07 billion worldwide.
“Toy Story 4,” the next flick in the successful movie franchise, is expected to be released in 2019.
Inspired by real-life events, “Apollo 13” tells the story of a moon-bound spacecraft that undergoes massive internal damage, putting the lives of astronauts Jim Lovell (Hanks), Fred Haise and Jack Swigert at risk.
As of June 2017, “Apollo 13” is one of Hanks’ top 10 highest-grossing movies. It brought in $355.2 million worldwide.
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Hanks took on the title role in “Forrest Gump,” playing a man with a below average IQ who leads an extraordinary life, but never stops pining for his true love, Jenny. “Forrest Gump” had a production budget of $55 million but brought in just over $677 million worldwide — including a little above $24 million its opening weekend.
Hanks’ work on “Forrest Gump” earned him a number of honors, most notably an Oscar, a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.
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Disclaimer: All box office figures included in this article are worldwide unadjusted unless otherwise noted. All figures are according to box-office reporting service Box Office Mojo, which is owned and operated by IMDB.
Taylor Bell contributed to the reporting for this article.
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