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The Tom Hanks Movies Quiz
by Staff
Tom Hanks has played some of our most beloved movie characters. Are you a fan of the actor and filmmaker? See how well you know Tom Hanks in front of and behind the camera by taking this quiz.

What was Tom Hanks' first movie?

  • "Cry Me a River"
  • "Splash"
  • "He Knows You're Alone"

How many Oscars has Hanks won?

  • two
  • three
  • four

How many times has he been nominated for an Oscar?

  • three
  • four
  • five

Hanks won his Oscars back to back, in 1993 and 1994. Who is the only other actor to have won consecutive Academy awards?

  • Spencer Tracy
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Jack Nicholson

Hanks' guest appearance on this TV show led to his casting in "Splash," his first major film, in 1984.

  • "Happy Days"
  • "Family Ties"
  • "Welcome Back, Kotter"

What was the other movie Hanks made in 1984?

  • "The Man With One Red Shoe"
  • "Bachelor Party"
  • "Nothing in Common"

Who played Hanks' wife in "The Money Pit" in 1986?

  • Helen Hunt
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Shelley Long

How many times has Steven Spielberg directed Hanks in a feature film?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

Who else has directed Hanks four times?

  • Ron Howard
  • Nora Ephron
  • Robert Zemeckis

How many times has Hanks costarred with Meg Ryan?

  • two
  • three
  • four

Hanks said of this movie, "Everybody was miscast, me particularly."

  • "Turner & Hooch"
  • "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
  • "Angels & Demons"

Which film marked the first time Hanks played a real person?

  • "Apollo 13"
  • "Charlie Wilson's War"
  • "Punchline"

Hanks gained 30 pounds (14 kilograms) for this 1992 flick.

  • "The 'Burbs"
  • "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
  • "A League of Their Own"

The following year, he lost 30 pounds for this role.

  • "Joe Versus the Volcano"
  • "Philadelphia"
  • "Forrest Gump"

For this movie, Hanks gained 50 pounds before filming — and then lost that weight and more before production ended.

  • "Cast Away"
  • "Captain Phillips"
  • "Saving Private Ryan"

Hanks considers this movie to be the first in the "modern era" of his career.

  • "Philadelphia"
  • "Sleepless in Seattle"
  • "You've Got Mail"

In 1988, she played Hanks' love interest in one movie. In 1993, she played his mother.

  • Diane Keaton
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Sally Field

In "Saving Mr. Banks," Hanks was the first actor to portray this famous figure.

  • Walt Disney
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • George Orwell

What's Hanks' biggest worldwide hit?

  • "The Da Vinci Code"
  • "Toy Story 3"
  • "Cast Away"

As of 2016 Hanks has 51 producing credits on IMDb. What's his highest grossing film (in the United States) as a producer?

  • "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
  • "Mamma Mia"
  • "The Polar Express"

Hanks made three movies in 2004: "The Polar Express," "The Terminal" and this film.

  • "The Ladykillers"
  • "The Da Vinci Code"
  • "Charlie Wilson's War"

Who was Hanks' director in both "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail"?

  • Penny Marshall
  • Nancy Meyers
  • Nora Ephron

Hanks appeared with his son Colin in the 2008 film "The Great Buck Howard." Who was the other star of the movie?

  • Matthew McConaughey
  • John Malkovich
  • Owen Wilson

Hanks reportedly received the highest salary ever — $50 million — to star in this movie.

  • "Cast Away"
  • "Angels & Demons"
  • "Cloud Atlas"

Hanks made "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" and this movie in 2011.

  • "Charlie Wilson's War"
  • "Cloud Atlas"
  • "Larry Crowne"

In what other movie did Hanks star with Julia Roberts?

  • "Charlie Wilson's War"
  • "That Thing You Do!"
  • "Captain Phillips"

What's Hanks' other feature-film directing credit?

  • "That Thing You Do!"
  • "The Da Vinci Code"
  • "The Kids Are Alright"

Hanks has appeared in eight films that have been nominated for the best picture Oscar. What's the only winner in the bunch?

  • "Philadelphia"
  • "Forrest Gump"
  • "Saving Private Ryan"

In 2016, Hanks starred in "Sully." Who is Sully?

  • Chesley Sullenberger
  • Mike Sullivan
  • Jeremiah Sulltown

Who does Hanks play in 2016's "A Hologram for the King"?

  • a plumber
  • the president of the United States
  • a businessman