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Summary

Tom Hanks (born as Thomas Jeffrey Hanks in Concord, California, U.S.) is a famous Actor from USA, he is 62 years old and still alive, born July 9, 1956.

Biography

Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor, director and producer. Hanks worked in television and family comedies before he achieved great success as a dramatic actress in several memorable roles include as Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, and Chuck Noland in Cast Away. Hanks won the prestigious Oscar for Best Actor two years in a row, respectively for Philadelphia, from 1993 for Forrest Gump from 1994. He is father to actor Colin Hanks.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Tom, under the main topic Science.

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Famous quotes by Tom Hanks (33)


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"The year I was born, 1956, was the peak year for babies being born, and there are more people essentially our age than anybody else. We could crush these new generations if we decided too"
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"E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it"
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"The nature of the movies is different than it was five years ago, and they're all driven by the possibilities of CGI, which means you can make anything happen on screen that you can possibly desire"
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"My TV show had been cancelled; nothing else had gone anywhere; some alliances I had made petered out and nothing came of them and I was looking at a long, long year ahead of me in which there was no work on the horizon, the phone wasn't ringing. I had two kids, one of them a brand-new baby, and I didn't know if I would be able to keep my house"
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"Larry Crowne is about as bummed out a human being as one can be when he loses his job. What he is able to enjoy is something that may not be available to everybody. But it's about the value of being willing to get and willing to give good advice"
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"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go"
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"There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them"
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"My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It's just not December without that movie in my house"
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"Movie-making is telling a story with the best technology at your disposal"
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"It's just as hard... staying happily married as it is doing movies"
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"I would not want to live in a country that would have me as a leader in any sort of political bent"
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"I will entertain anything; it doesn't matter. You know, it's not obviously about the price, it's not about who, it's kind of about when and what. It's material, that's all"
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"Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men. I was always working with some babe, and it was always about falling in love, and it just got turned around. I'm not looking for any particular kind of story. I wait until it comes across my desk"
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"It's always a combination of physics and poetry that I find inspiring. It's hard to wrap your head around things like the Hubble scope"
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"I've made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good"
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"I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism"
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"My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important"
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"May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live"
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"I'm not interested in doing something edgy with a capital E just so everyone knows, 'Oh, OK, now he's showing us he can do edgy.'"
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"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go"
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"That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it"
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"At the end of the day it's got to be a good movie, it's got to be a funny movie, and it's got to make people think, 'Hey, I couldn't have spent my time any better.'"
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"There was a period of time in Los Angeles when I wondered if I was just going to lose everything"
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"The most accurate representation of how I feel is that I'm incredibly lucky to be working in this structure where people get paid millions to read the news on TV. And, yes, it is insane. And there is nothing I can say beyond acknowledging my immense good fortune, and being aware that I'm blessed, and aware that it isn't going to last forever"
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"I love what I do for a living, it's the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don't truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I'm always trying to balance that with what is really important"
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"Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour"
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"If you have to have a job in this world, a high-priced movie star is a pretty good gig"
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"If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great"
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"I must say that I do wrestle with the amount of money I make, but at the end of the day what am I gonna say? I took less money so Rupert Murdoch could have more?"
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"Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day"
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"But look, I was born in 1956, the peak year for births in US history. I think I'm very representative of many of the thought processes my generation have been through and, by and large, people of my age have had their imprint planted on the consciousness of western society for a long time"
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"As long as you as an individual... can convince yourself that in order to move forward as best you can you have to be optimistic, you can be described as 'one of the faithful,' one of those people who can say, 'Well, look, something's going to happen! Let's just keep trying. Let's not give up"
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"And I'm not apolitical - I'm very specific in my politics. But a lot of the time it's nobody's business unless you're over at my house having dinner"


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