Early that year, he was cast in the lead, Callimaco, in the Riverside Shakespeare Company's production of Niccolò Machiavelli's The Mandrake, directed by Daniel Southern.
The following year, Hanks landed one of the lead roles, that of character Kip Wilson, on the ABC television pilot of Bosom Buddies.
With Nothing in Common (1986) – a story of a young man alienated from his father (played by Jackie Gleason) – Hanks began to extend himself from comedic roles to dramatic roles.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Hanks commented on his experience: "It changed my desires about working in movies.
He is known for his various comedic and dramatic film roles, including Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), You've Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), The Polar Express (2004), Larry Crowne (2011), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Hanks is also known for starring in the Robert Langdon film series, and for his voice work as Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series.
Hanks' films have grossed more than .5 billion at U. and Canadian box offices and more than .0 billion worldwide, Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career.
Instead, Hanks landed the lead role in Splash, which went on to become a surprise box office hit, grossing more than US million.This "modern era" began in 1993 for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia.The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love over the radio airwaves.s success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint.He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar." Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia.Hanks remarked: "When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of those kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel ...