Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. ...read more.
Tom Hanks has always been, in my opinion, one of the all time greatest actors of his time. He's an incredible example of talent, inspiration, and heart. Tom, and Robin Williams - will forever be, and always have been - two people in the Hollywood light, that I have undoubtedly always carried a massive amount of genuine respect for. They're so much more than extraordinary actors - they're extraordinary men - and that is what shines through and makes them the greatest actors of their generation(s) - not just their amazing ability and overwhelming talent - but WHO THEY ARE as people, is what makes them the best. They will go down in history as being inspirations to folks of all ages, for their uncanny ability to place morals, kindness, selflessness, empathy, true character, humor, and compassion, above money, fame, and material possessions. These men are the the idols young people should be having, and looking up to - not the people who put priority in making choices that reflect only on ...more
No actor is as versatile as Tom Hanks. He puts and by far the most time studying and learning the person he is portraying and the movie. Like in castaway, he stayed on the island by himself to figure out how he would eat and live in those conditions. Everything you saw him do in that movie he learned while he stranded himself on the island. And to lose the weight that he did and to gain it back, that's pure dedication. And I don't know any other actor that could've done Forest gum any better than he did. In the movie big, forget about it no one could've acted like a child like he did. There is been thousands of movies that are similar where they switch places with another person and no one nails it like Tom Hanks dead in bag
Don't even get me started! I'm practically in love with the man. I was first hooked with the movie "Big" because I asked someone to play heart and soul on a piano. They replied that they didn't not recognize the tune so I just mentioned the movi, which made me "crave" to watch it again. I realized how incredibly good looking Tom was and was like "DAMN... He fine" stupid me didn't realized how many of his films I've seen and the more emotional ones I haven't yet seen. After watching more the more I began to LOVE his style! He has the special thing that many actors never fine! He can shift and mold to fit practically any role! He could even play a 5 year old girl... Ok, maybe not. However, Tom is one thing. FREEGIN AMAZING. I really hope to meet that amazing man before I die! And maybe kiss him on the cheek ;D
My favourite actor of all time. The greatest human being who ever became a great actor. There is no way that Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and The Terminal would have been so loved if not for Tom. Those and other movies were so believable only because Tom is such a great person and so beloved. And to top it off his performance in Philadelphia was one of the most moving and poignant portrayals ever. I'll never forget when I saw Philadelphia and there was not a dry eye in the entire theatre at the end.
There are hundreds of great actors in the whole film industry of this planet. It is difficult to choose the best. But, it would become easy if we keep Tom Hanks out of this box. Any criteria, it may be the box office, versatility and so on, Tom Hanks would get 10 on 10. We should not compare this legend to others. As like, we should not compare Charlie Chaplin. Because of human like them, we find pleasure-joy-happiness.
Hanks is clearly way above your top three and it is not close. Look, I love Depp he is terrific but what Hanks has accomplished since 1984 is unprecedented. When I think back to Hank's silly movie Bachelor Party, I am always impressed and amazed with Hanks' evolution as an actor. From a goofy character in Bachelor Party to saving his character in Private Ryan is something to behold.
WOW, how is he not #1. Johnny Depp isn't that good. Tom Hanks on the other hand plays as a 1930s prison guard, a WWII captain, an animated conductor of a magical train, a mentally challenged overachiever, an animated cowboy doll, a man stranded on a desolate island, a foreign man looking to enter the United States of America, and many more. Tom Hanks is probably the greatest actor I have ever seen in my entire life. - Top15Playthroughs
It's stupid to say that Tom Hanks isn't the best, because he clearly is. Oh my god I love Tom Hanks. He is such an amazing actor. My favorite movie of all time is Forrest Gump. He is just such a great guy too. Like I don't understand how you can't like him. And yeah Johnny Depp is terrible and should not be number 1. That spot is well deserved by Tom Hanks. His Oscar wins and nominations clearly show that.
Toy Story, Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Toy Story 2, Polar Express, The Green Mile and all his other movies are all brilliant. This comes down to one thing these movies all have: Tom Hanks and his unchallenged talent infront of the camera. Brad Pitt, John Cleese, George Clooney and Johnny Depp have nothing on Hanks. - brom3780
Forest Gump, The Green Mile, The the Vinci Code - all absolutely PHENOMENAL films. Tom Hanks is an outstanding actor, and I believe the best at what he does. He has surpassed the limits of many others that have come before when it comes to acting, achieving global fame and recognition for his talents. And he completely deserves it all.
the greatest. no doubt. give him a part and he'll play it. He's had so many parts that were so different from each other. Big, Saving private ryan, sleepless in seattle, forrest gump, toy story, apollo 13. almost every movie he's played in was either nominated for an academy award or won one - pauler94
He is the legendary and undoubtedly the best actor ever... I mean its not just the academy awards we all love his movies guys... Isn't it... Forrest gump, castaway, Philadelphia, The Green Mile, SPR, Turner and Hooch, The Terminal, Road to Perdition, You've got mail, sleepless in Seattle, Big, Joe versus the volcano... Does the list ever end... Most amazing person... His portrayal of any of these characters makes them so special and unforgettable... Just love tom hanks... - underhill
He is Inspiring to billions of his fans, energetic, charming, knows how to handle expectations & super stardom. all in all he is everything ( in terms of persona, power, financial). He is god of Acting. Respects elders, women, kids. He is the maker of super stardom to many young and bright actors & actress.
I don't understand this list. My favorite actor is Jimmy Stewart for his acting abilities. The only other actor of his caliber is Marlon Brando in tenth place. So I voted for Tom Hanks because he is the closest to first place other than Johnny Depp. But since I think Johnny Depp is overrated, I voted for Hanks.
I think that he is one of the greatest actor in the history, his acting skill is superb, his comedy is awesome, his talking style having reality, he is totally dedicated actor, he is most versatile actor also, 5 oscar nomination for best actor and got 2 and this is his sign that he is how talented, I like his all movie but my favorite one is,
Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, cast Away, The Vinchi Code, Catch me if you Can.
He deserve for what he is and he will be always my favorite one... Whatever other will say but he is awesome...
This guy is what you should think of when you hear actor. He's done so many movies where he has played such different roles. PLUS the voice acting he did in polar express and all the toy stories, where you have have to act and make people believe you're the character using nothing but your voice
What the hell is Johnny Depp doing at number 1? He is good, but nothing when compared to Tom Hanks. Hanks is absolutely breathtaking in Forrest Gump, and just as good as the voice of Woody in Toy Story, and Captain Phillips. I desperately hope his diabetes doesn't effect his career.
If you ever watch the Green Mile and don't cry like a little girl there is seriously something wrong with you. This man is the best actor of our generation without question. I love a lot of actors, I love Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Jack Nicholson, no one comes close to Tom Hanks. He is spectacular.
Certainly the best actors. Though the actors like Shahrukh Khan and Johnny Depp are good actors but certainly in my view they do not deserve spot in top 10. Tom Hanks is the best actor born. I don't how a man can act so brilliantly and he is real actor. He is influential
This one was close for me, between Hanks and Nicholson, but I gotta give it Tom Hanks. Forrest Gump is one of the most memorable and iconic movies of all time. And Tom Hanks did a excellent job of playing Forrest. Not to forget Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan...his acting is just beyond words
Definately the worlds greatest actor. He has played roles ranging from a WW2 vet, to a prison guard experiencing some really exceptional phemomenon, all the way to a m.r. that fought in 'Nam and started a shrimping buisness. - fireinside96
One of the best actors I've ever seen. He makes every film he's in absolutely excellent! The green mile is an astonishing movie and his acting is unmatched! I have yet to see another actor perform as well as the legendary Tom Hanks!
He is really one of the greatest actors of all times. This is an objective idea. And my subjective idea is: he is the greatest actor of all times! We can prove this idea with this fact: he is one of the two actors who won two Oscars one after the other.
Tom Hanks has never done a bad movie. Ever. He started out with comedy and worked his way into just about everything. Some of my very favorite movies are Big, Bachelor Party, Forest Gump, The Money Pit, The Green Mile, Toy Story (Franchise), Saving Mr. Banks, The the Vinci Code, Splash, The Burbs, The Man With One Red Shoe.. In no particular order. He is the best actor, and there are some great ones out there.
Forrest Gump is THE greatest movie of all time. Saving Private Ryan is arguably the greatest war movie of all time. Captain Phillips is the best movie that I've seen in theaters. Overall he is the most versatile and talented actors of all time.