Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) investigates the murder of a prominent physicist with the help of his daughter Vittoria (Ayelet Zurer). As the trail leads them to the Vatican, Robert and Vittoria find clues linking the murder, as well as the kidnapping of four cardinals, to the Illuminati, a powerful ancient group long thought to be extinct. With the group intending to carry out a terrorist attack during a papal conclave, Robert and Vittoria must discover the truth before more innocent lives are lost. Directed by Ron Howard. With Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2009.
Tom Hanks in Angels & Demons
John Malkovich stars as Buck Howard, an aging hypnotist/magician whose career takes a turn for the better when he hires an eager young assistant (Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks). Toby, the assistant, is a law-school dropout, happy to get some life experience, and genuinely impressed by the antics of his temperamental boss. Emily Blunt plays a tough publicist who helps Buck get his name back in the headlines, and also becomes involved in a romance with Toby. Tom Hanks has a brief role as Toby's disapproving father, and several other celebrities have cameos, including Jon Stewart, Martha Stewart, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and George Takei (Star Trek). Directed by Sean McGinly. With Steve Zahn. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2008.
Tom Hanks in The Great Buck Howard
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks), a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas is persuaded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), to assist rebels in Afghanistan in their plight against the Soviet Union. With the help of maverick CIA agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Wilson dedicates himself to supplying the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support. But, along the way toward victory, Wilson discovers that every war has unforeseen consequences. Directed by Mike Nichols. With Amy Adams. Categories: Drama, Politics. Year: 2007.
Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War
Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is summoned to the Louvre after a body covered in mysterious writing is found. After escaping from a suspicious police inspector (Jean Reno), Langon and his new partner (Audrey Tautou) set off on an adventure as he attempts to unravel the code of the holy grail and solve the greatest mystery of all time. Directed by Ron Howard. With Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany and Alfred Molina. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Based on a Novel. Year: 2006.
Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code
This documentary explores the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. Through news footage and celebrity interviews, viewers learn about GM's EV1 electric vehicle, a revolutionary modern car requiring no gas, no oil changes, no mufflers, and rare brake maintenance. Directed by Chris Paine. With Phyllis Diller, Mel Gibson and Tom Hanks. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2006.
Tom Hanks in Who Killed the Electric Car?
Christmas is a time of joy, especially for children who believe in Santa Claus. As one little boy lies in bed on Christmas Eve wondering if the whole pageantry is real at all, he hears the whistle of the Polar Express, a magical train that takes little children to the North Pole. There, he learns that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Voiced by Tom Hanks, Leslie Harter Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye and Peter Scolari. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation. Year: 2004.
Tom Hanks in The Polar Express
Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), a brilliant conman, uses his wit and multiple identities to stay a step ahead of the FBI for years. Impersonating a doctor, an airline pilot, a lawyer and more, Abagnale cashes more than two million dollars in forged checks over his career before being brought down by FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks). Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Jennifer Garner and Nathalie Baye. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, New York. Year: 2002.
Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can
During the Depression, Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) works as a hitman for John Rooney (Paul Newman), an Irish mob boss who raised the orphaned Sullivan like a son. When a meeting turns into a gunfight, Rooney blames and humiliates his psychopathic son Connor (Daniel Craig) for the bloodshed, setting him off on a violent rampage that leaves Sullivan's wife (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and youngest son (Liam Aiken) dead. Intent on revenge, Sullivan sets out on the run with his eldest son (Tyler Hoechlin), who finally learns his father's true occupation. Directed by Sam Mendes. With Stanley Tucci, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Law. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2002.
Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition
After a plane crash leaves FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) alone on a deserted island, he must start a new life and learn to provide himself with food and shelter. As the isolation wears upon him, Noland strikes up a friendship with a volleyball name Wilson, who washed up on the beach with some other FedEx packages. Noland eventually masters the island, but the thought of living alone without his fiancée (Helen Hunt) for the rest of his life forces him to take a chance on the open water and leads to his return to civilization. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Categories: Adventure, Drama. Year: 2000.
Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is a decent and hard-working prison guard at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), who has been convicted of rape and murder, is sent to Cold Mountain's death row, Edgemcomb and the other guards (David Morse and Barry Pepper) sense that Coffey is no ordinary prisoner. When Coffey is discovered to have a special gift, the guards face a moral dilemma in deciding whether or not to carry out their duties. Directed by Frank Darabont. With Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Sam Rockwell, William Sadler, Patricia Clarkson and Gary Sinise. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1999.
Tom Hanks in The Green Mile
When an American mother loses three sons to battle during WWII, the US Army decides to rescue her last remaining son, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), from the frontlines. After leading a group of soldiers during the bloody invasion of Normandy, Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) is tasked with leading a squad of soldiers (including Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi and Edward Burns) to bring Private Ryan home. Struggling with the horrors of war and the logic of risking the lives of numerous soldiers for the life of one man, Captain Miller and his men move deep into enemy territory, to achieve their goal. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel and Jeremy Davies. Categories: Action, Drama, War. Year: 1998.
Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan
Tom Hanks is a corporate executive who longs for something more in his life, while Meg Ryan is the spunky owner of an old-fashioned small bookstore. Hanks' corporation plans to open a huge chain bookstore near Ryan's shop, offering big discounts she can't afford. While the two square off in business, without realizing it, they are carrying on a flirtation on the Internet. The film is based on the Hollywood classic, The Shop Around the Corner. Directed by Nora Ephron. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1998.
Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail