The opposite of a typecast actor, two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks has played a wide variety of characters during a career spanning more than three decades. Look back at some of his noteworthy roles in film, TV and theater.
"Saving Mr. Banks"
Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks." (2013) (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its riders (Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon) with an original character, David Pumpkins (Tom Hanks). (Credit: SNL)
Captain Richard Phillips in Columbia Pictures' "Captain Phillips." (2013) (Credit: Columbia Pictures)
Legendary US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, in "Sully," Clint Eastwood's depiction of the 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson," in which Sully glided a disabled jet onto the Hudson River, saving everyone on board. (2016) (Credit: YouTube / Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mike McAlary in "Lucky Guy," Nora Ephron's Broadway play about 1980s New York City. (2013) (Credit: Joan Marcus )
Dr. Henry Goose, hotel manager, Isaac Sachs and more in "Cloud Atlas." (2012) (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
Thomas Schell, a fictional victim of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in 2009's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," based on Safran Foer's 2005 novel. (Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures )
The titular character in "Larry Crowne," about a middle-aged man who enrolls in college after being laid off from his job. (2011) (Credit: Universal Pictures)
"The Da Vinci Code"
Robert Langdon in "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) and its sequel, "Angels & Demons" (2009), based on Dan Brown's best-selling novels. (Credit: Sony Pictures)
He voiced several characters including the conductor in the animated "Polar Express," based on the beloved children's book. (2004) (Credit: AP)
Viktor Navorski in "The Terminal." (2004) (Credit: AP)
Professor G.H. Dorr in "The Ladykillers." (2004) (Credit: AP)
"The Green Mile"
Paul Edgecomb in "The Green Mile." (1999) (Credit: Castle Rock Films )
"You've Got Mail"
Joe Fox, who falls in love with Meg Ryan's Kathleen Kelly over the Internet in Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail." (1998) (Credit: Warner Bros.)
"Saving Private Ryan"
Captain Miller in "Saving Private Ryan." (1998) (Credit: Dreamworks)
Woody, the cowboy to Tim Allen's Buzz Lightyear astronaut in the "Toy Story" series that began in 1995. (He'll return for "Toy Story 4," set for release in June 2018.) (Credit: Disney/Pixar )
Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13." (1995) (Credit: AP)
"Forrest Gump" won Hanks his second best-actor Academy Award in 1994. (Credit: Handout)
Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia," a performance that won Hanks an Academy Award for best actor. (1993) (Credit: TriStar Pictures)
"A League of Their Own"
Jimmy Dugan in the baseball favorite "A League of Their Own." (1992) (Credit: AP)
Grown-up Josh Baskin in "Big." (1988) (Credit: 20th Century Fox Film)
Kip "Buffy" Wilson in the early '80s TV series "Bosom Buddies," opposite Peter Scolari. (Credit: TV Land)