1) He was forced to turn down “The Shawshank Redemption (1994)” to play Forrest Gump!
2) His 1st salary for He knows you’re alone (1980) was 800$ while one of his latest, Toy Story 3 (2010) is known to pay him 15.000.000 $
3) He didn’t exercise and allowed himself to grow pudgy for Cast Away (2000). Production was then halted for a year so he could lose 50 pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the deserted island.
4) After his movie Cast Away (2000) Job applications for FedEx went up by 30%.
5) The volleyball in Cast Away was named after his wife Rita Wilson.
6) He likes to rewatch his movie Cloud Atlas.
7) He wasn’t paid for Forrest Gump but took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of $40 million.
8) Was asked to play the title role in Jerry Maguire (1996), which eventually went to Tom Cruise.
9) He was voted the 26th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
10) His top 5 all-time favorite films are 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), TheGodfather (1972), Fargo (1996), Elephant (2003) and Boogie Nights (1997), with Stanley Kubrick’s film holding the top ranking.
11) An asteroid was named after him. ( “12818 tomhanks” )
12) He has played Captain in 5 different movies:
Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Captain Phillips (2013) and Sully (2016).
13) Ranked 3d highest-grossing actor of all time with all of his films grossing 4.3 billion dollars in the United States .
14) He is a Greek citizen (2020).
15) He quoted: ” As to drugs, there isn’t anybody who didn’t smoke pot. And I also had done some blow”
That was our 15 Fun Facts about our beloved Tom Hanks.
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