Run Forrest Run! The Greatest Films Starring Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks isn’t just an actor, but an icon. He’s received a Presidential Medal of Freedom, two Academy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honors Medallion, and a French Legion of Honor, among other accolades. Tom Hanks embarked on his film career in the late ’70s and rose to prominence in the ’80s with films like Splash and Big. His moving roles in films like Philadelphia, Apollo 13, A League of Their Own, and The Post have shed light on American history in a profound way. Read on for some of the most impressive films in Tom Hanks’ repertoire.

Forrest Gump Was A Box Office Smash

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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Forrest Gump won a whopping six Academy Awards, including Best Actor. Based on a novel of the same name, the dramedy follows a man with a below-average IQ as he crosses the country and inadvertently influences historical events.

Tom Hanks does an incredible job evoking the innocent yet driven Forrest. His endearing character won the hearts of viewers, and the movie went on to become the second highest-grossing film of 1994, achieving $677 million at the box office.