Silly All the Ranker Lists Tom Hanks Is Number 1 On  

Amy Boal
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List Rules Vote up the number one rankings Sir Tom Hanks, American Hero and Protector of the Realm, most deserves.

Everyone loves Tom Hanks, right? Right. The star of all the best movies on earth is a real cool dude and has been making audiences smile for years. How can we prove all this? Hanks is ranked #1 on more Ranker lists than any other person. Coming in at #1 43 times is no easy feat, but Thomas Jeffrey Hanks has done it.

Each list you see below features Hanksy in the number one spot. To see each list in full (and see who he beat out), click away and cast a few votes of your own.

Which of these top spots is Hanks most deserving of? What sorts of accolades has he earned here on Ranker dot com? Take a peek and upvote the lists you are happy to see him topping, and vote down the lists you think show this is all a little bit out of control.

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1
146 1

2
156 2

3
153 2

4
113 2

5
45 1

Hanks has two, one each for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.

6
60 2

7
54 2

8
53 2

For both Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.

9
52 2

10
36 1

11
49 2

12
17 0

13
42 2

14
42 2

15
49 3

16
48 3

17
13 0

For his 1994 acceptance speech for Philadelphia, in which he accidentally outed his high school drama teacher.

18
34 3

19
19 1

20
7 0

21
12 1

For his role as Woody in Toy Story.

22
12 1

For his 1995 speech accepting Best Actor in a Leading Role for Forrest Gump.

23
16 2

For his role as Woody in Toy Story

24
12 3

25
13 4

26
10 2

27
11 3

28
12 4

29
8 1

"Dies after being marooned on an island.

30
8 1

For his role as Chuck in Castaway (Hanks won the Golden Globe, but the Oscar went to Russell Crowe for Gladiator).

31
9 2

His said "Testing... testing... Is this thing on?" and was posted on January 11, 2010.

32
9 2

33
7 1

For his collection of typewriters.

34
10 4

35
6 1

36
6 1

For his role as Michael Sullivan in Road to Perdition.

37
6 1

38
5 0

39
6 1

40
7 2

41
6 1

For his knitting prank on Julia Roberts while filming Larry Crowne.

42
6 1

43
6 2