Tom HANKS (b. 1956)  Notable Films Part 1 - 1980s & 90s: Forrest Gump (1994); Splash (1984); Big (1988); Philadelphia (1993); Sleepless in Seattle (1993); Apollo 13 (1995); Voice of Woody in Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999); Saving Private Ryan (1998); You've Got M@il (1998); The Green Mile (1999) Photo: in 'Big'
Observation 1: Introduction Forrest Gump was born in Greenbow, Alabama in 1944. He was raised by his mother and never knew his father. With an IQ of 75, he was nearly prevented from being accepted into public school. He faced ridicule during his school years, but was able to earn a football scholarship to attend the University of Alabama.