Tom Hanks (executive producer) is an award-winning actor, as well as a writer, producer and director. He holds the distinction of being the first actor in 50 years to be awarded back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards®: in 1993 as the AIDS-stricken lawyer in 'Philadelphia,' and the following year in the title role of 'Forrest Gump.' He also earned Golden Globe Awards for both performances, as well as for 'Big' and 'Cast Away.'
In 1996, Hanks made his feature film writing and directing debut with 'That Thing You Do!' After re-teaming with Ron Howard in 'Apollo 13,' Hanks served as an executive producer, writer, director and actor for HBO's 'From the Earth to the Moon,' the Emmy® Award-winning miniseries that explored the Apollo space program. In 2001, Hanks served as executive producer, writer and director for the epic HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers,' based on Stephen Ambrose's book, which received an Emmy® and Golden Globe for Best Miniseries. In 2008, Hanks executive produced the HBO miniseries 'John Adams,' which won the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Miniseries and the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries. In 2010 Hanks and Playtone went on to executive produce their next collaboration with HBO, 'The Pacific,' which won the Emmy® for Outstanding Miniseries. His other producing credits include 'Larry Crowne,' 'Where the Wild Things Are,' 'The Polar Express,' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' 'The Ant Bully,' 'Charlie Wilson's War,' 'Mamma Mia!,' 'The Great Buck Howard,' HBO Films' 'Starter for 10' and the HBO Emmy®- and Golden Globe-nominated series 'Big Love.' On the big screen, Hanks will next be seen in 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' and 'Cloud Atlas.'