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Woman jailed for threatening Zeta-Jones

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- A woman is being held in a Los Angeles jail for allegedly threatening to kill actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Britain's Daily Mail said Wednesday.

Feature: AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star Hollywood lineup turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep, but a series of testimonials from the likes of Robert De Niro,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star line-up turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

Analysis: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has a date

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" has a U.S. release date, June 25, that presents both challenges and opportunities for Michael Moore and the consortium of companies that will
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Tweaking' delays 'The Terminal''

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- DreamWorks has postponed press screenings for the new Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks movie "The Terminal," Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Film giant squelching 'Cast Away' parody

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Twentieth Century Fox has stopped action on a "Cast Away" parody film that features Michael Jackson in a cameo role.

Nichols will do the honors for Streep

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute announced Tuesday Mike Nichols will present Meryl Streep with the AFI's 32nd Life Achievement Award in Hollywood.

Meg Ryan wants film hit with Tom Hanks

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Meg Ryan has penned a film script for herself and Tom Hanks aimed at scoring a box office hit reminiscent of those the pair made in the 1990s.

Cannes Film Festival begins its 11-day run

CANNES, France, May 12 (UPI) -- The Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday at the French resort with Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt among stars set to attend the 11-day event.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 27, the 87th day of 2004 with 279 to follow.
By United Press International

'Ladykillers' heading to Cannes

HOLLYWOOD, March 15 (UPI) -- The Coen brothers' latest dark comedy "The Ladykillers" will compete in the Cannes Film Festival in France this spring, Screen Daily reported Monday.

'Splash' DVD features Hanks' audition tape

BURBANK, Calif., March 12 (UPI) -- The 20th anniversary edition DVD of "Splash" features the original audition tapes of the film's stars Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah.

Sinise considering 'CSI: New York' role

HOLLYWOOD, March 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Gary Sinise is in talks with CBS to star in the television network's new crime drama "CSI: New York," TV Guide Online reported Monday.

Actor John Randolph dead at 88

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. stage, screen and television character actor John Randolph has died at his home in Hollywood at the age of 88, it was reported Friday.

Sevigny to star in three new projects

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Chloe Sevigny has three new film and television projects in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
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American actor Tom Hanks attends the world premiere of "Larry Crowne" at Westfield in London on June 6, 2011. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies, gaining wide notice in 1988's Big, before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Joe Fox in You've Got Mail, Chuck Noland in Cast Away, and voicing the character Woody in the Toy Story series. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed US$4.0 billion. He is the father of actor Colin Hanks.

Hanks was born in Concord, California. His father, Amos Mefford Hanks (born in Glenn County, California, on March 9, 1924 – died in Alameda, California, on January 31, 1992), an itinerant cook, was a distant relative of President Abraham Lincoln (through Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks). His mother, Janet Marylyn (née Frager; born in Alameda County, California, on January 18, 1932), was a hospital worker. Hanks' mother is of Portuguese ancestry, while two of his paternal great-grandparents immigrated from Britain. Hanks's parents divorced in 1960. The family's three oldest children, Sandra (now Sandra Hanks Benoiton, a writer), Larry (now Lawrence M. Hanks, PhD, an entomology professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Tom, went with their father, while the youngest, Jim, now an actor and film maker, remained with his mother in Red Bluff, California. Afterwards, both parents remarried. Hanks's first stepmother came to the marriage with five children of her own. Hanks once told Rolling Stone: "Everybody in my family likes each other. But there were always about 50 people at the house. I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside it." That marriage ended in divorce after two years.

Amos Hanks became a single parent, working long hours and often leaving the children to fend for themselves, an exercise in self-reliance that served the siblings well. In addition to having a family history of Catholicism and Mormonism, Hanks was a "Bible-toting evangelical teenager" for several years. In school, Hanks was unpopular with students and teachers alike, later telling Rolling Stone magazine: "I was a geek, a spaz. I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy. At the same time, I was the guy who'd yell out funny captions during filmstrips. But I didn't get into trouble. I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible." In 1965, Amos Hanks married Frances Wong, a San Francisco native of Chinese descent. Frances had three children, two of whom lived with Tom during his high school years. Hanks acted in school plays, including South Pacific, while attending Skyline High School in Oakland, California.

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