Tom Hanks: Career in pictures
Acting, directing, producing, writing — Tom Hanks has done it all and shows no sign of quitting. We take a look at the steps this Renaissance man of the movie industry took to become the all-time-highest box office star.
By Andrea Wang / Los Angeles Times
From 1980 to 1984, Hanks turned his attention toward television. “Bosom Buddies,” his first foray, starred Hanks and actor Peter Scolari as two men forced to disguise themselves as women to rent the only apartment they can afford. The comedy show ended in 1982, and Hanks went on to make guest appearances on “Taxi,” “Happy Days” and “Family Ties.” (CBS / Getty Images)
Tom Hanks will be the first actor to portray Walt Disney in the upcoming movie “Saving Mr. Banks.” The film centers on “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers as she works with Disney to get her story on screen. (Franois Duhamel / Associated Press)