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
Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks." (2013) (Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

'SNL' host

A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its
A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its riders (Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon) with an original character, David Pumpkins (Tom Hanks). (Credit: SNL)

"Captain Phillips"

Captain Richard Phillips in Columbia Pictures'
Captain Richard Phillips in Columbia Pictures' "Captain Phillips." (2013) (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

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"Sully"

Legendary US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, in
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)

"Lucky Guy"

Mike McAlary in
Mike McAlary in "Lucky Guy," Nora Ephron's Broadway play about 1980s New York City. (2013) (Credit: Joan Marcus )

"Cloud Atlas"

Dr. Henry Goose, hotel manager, Isaac Sachs and
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
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 )

"Larry Crowne"

The titular character in
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)

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"The Da Vinci Code"

Robert Langdon in
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)

"Polar Express"

He voiced several characters including the conductor in
He voiced several characters including the conductor in the animated "Polar Express," based on the beloved children's book. (2004) (Credit: AP)

"The Terminal"

Viktor Navorski in
Viktor Navorski in "The Terminal." (2004) (Credit: AP)

"The Ladykillers"

Professor G.H. Dorr in
Professor G.H. Dorr in "The Ladykillers." (2004) (Credit: AP)

"The Green Mile"

Paul Edgecomb in
Paul Edgecomb in "The Green Mile." (1999) (Credit: Castle Rock Films )

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"You've Got Mail"

Joe Fox, who falls in love with Meg
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
Captain Miller in "Saving Private Ryan." (1998) (Credit: Dreamworks)
Woody, the cowboy to Tim Allen's Buzz Lightyear
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 )

"Apollo 13"

Jim Lovell in
Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13." (1995) (Credit: AP)

"Forrest Gump"

"Forrest Gump" won Hanks his second best-actor Academy Award in 1994. (Credit: Handout)

"Philadelphia"

Andrew Beckett in
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
Jimmy Dugan in the baseball favorite "A League of Their Own." (1992) (Credit: AP)

"Big"

Grown-up Josh Baskin in
Grown-up Josh Baskin in "Big." (1988) (Credit: 20th Century Fox Film)

"Bosom Buddies"

Kip
Kip "Buffy" Wilson in the early '80s TV series "Bosom Buddies," opposite Peter Scolari. (Credit: TV Land)