From Forrest Gump to Josh Baskin to Woody, there is at least one Tom Hanks character out there that we’ve connected with, grown up with, maybe even fallen in love with. In the five decades that he’s been acting, Hanks has been able to craft not just a career but a legacy. Such a feat is now being recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The HFPA is the body in charge of selecting the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Awardee. They decided to confer the award to Tom Hanks in commemoration of his legacy spanning over 80 films.
HFPA President Lorenzo Soria said: “For more than three decades, he’s captivated audiences with rich and playful characters.
“As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he’s equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer, and director.”
The Cecil B DeMille award is given each year to a member of the film industry who hails from any of its fields: acting, directing or producing. They are recognized for the enduring and lasting impact they leave on the industry.
What’s your favorite Tom Hanks role?