This list contains information on the best characters played by Tom Hanks ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top Tom Hanks characters come in many forms. Some compelling Hanks roles personify honor while other iconic Hanks characters are romantic heroes. A few great Tom Hanks characters are even downright hilarious.
Which Tom Hanks roles are the best? Forrest Gump has to be near the top of the list. Life may be like a box of chocolates, but you always know you are going to get a great performance when Tom Hanks takes the role. Hanks won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1995 for portraying the title character in Forrest Gump just as he did the previous year for playing Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia. Tom Hanks was full of childlike wonder as Josh Baskin in the 1988 film, Big.
Tom Hanks's most animated role has to be that of everyone's favorite cowboy Woody in the Toy Story series. Other great characters played by Tom Hanks include Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own and Captain Miller in Saving Private Ryan.
How will we ever determine which Tom Hanks character is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and please add any great roles we may have missed. And if you love these characters, check out our Tom Hanks movies list to vote on his best films, or find out which Tom Hanks character are you, based on your zodiac!
- 1Forrest Gump
- 2Saving Private Ryan
- 4Cast Away
- 5The Green Mile
- 6Apollo 13
- 8A League of Their Own
Carl HanrattyCatch Me If You Can, Catch Me If You Can
- 10Captain Phillips
- 11Saving Mr. Banks
- 12Sleepless in Seattle
- 13A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Chesley 'Sully' SullenbergerSully
- 15You've Got Mail
- 16Turner and Hooch
- 17The Terminal
- 19The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol
James B. DonovanBridge of Spies
- 22Road to Perdition
- 23The 'Burbs
JoeJoe Vs the Volcano
Ben BradleeThe Post