Tom Hanks (1956)

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Tom Hanks

1956 On July 1st Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is born in Concord, California, USA. Tom Hanks is a famous american actor. Tom was raised by Amos Mefford Hanks, a cook and restaurant manager, and Janet (Turner) Hanks, a hospital worker.

1974 Tom starts studying acting at Hayward University in California. He then transfers to State University of Sacramento. During the studies he meets Vincent Dowling, the organizer of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Ohio, who asks him to work together.

1978  Hanks marries actress Samantha Lewes, with whom he has two children.

1979 Hanks moves to New York, where he gets his first movie role in the low budget production He Knows You're Alone.

1980 The actor gets one of the main parts in the tv series Bosom Buddies.

1984 The movie Splash is released, being very well received by the audience. The movie lets fly Hanks’ career.

1988 The comedy Big brings Hanks his first Oscar nomination. Tom is already considered a Hollywood star. In the same year he marries for the second time with actress  Rita Wilson.

1993 Tom wins his first Oscar for his part in Philadelphia. In the movie he plays a gay lawyer who has AIDS.  Later in the year the movie Sleepless in Seattle is released, a romantic comedy in which Hanks plays among Meg Ryan.

1994 The successul time of his career goes on with a new Oscar, for the role in Forrest Gump. Hanks becomes the first actor in 50 years to receive two Oscars in a row.

1996 The actor stars in Apollo 13, a movie with more than 500 million dollars in sales. In the same year he makes his directorial start with the movie That Thing You Do!

2006 The DaVinci Code is released, movie with record sales.

2013 Hanks makes his Broadway start in the play Lucky Guy. He soon receives a Tony nomination for the role.


Jack Nicholson (1937)

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Jack Nicholson

1937 On the 22nd of April is born John Joseph Nicholson in Neptune, New Jersey, USA. Later known as Jack Nicholson, he is one of the best actors of his generation.

1954 Jack moves to LA, where he is spotted for his good looks and gets a place in the famous Jeff Corey’s acting classes and also an internship at The Players Ring Theater.

1958 The actor makes his movie start in Baby Killer, a low budget production. The next decade brings a lot of this kind of unknown movies for him.

1962 Jack marries Sandra Knight, who he has a girl with.

1969 Nicholson stars in Easy Rider, playing an alcoholic lawyer. The role brings him fame and a first Oscar nomination.

1970 The actor stars in another successful movie, the role in Five Easy Pieces bringing him a new Oscar nomination.

1973 Nicholson starts a relationship with actress Anjelica Huston. The relationship will last for more than 20 years.

1974 Nicholson gets a role in Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski. The collaboration is a real success, bringing him yet another Oscar nomination.

1975 He finally gets an Oscar, for his part in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

1980 Nicholson stars in The Shining, a horror movie directed by Kubrick.

1981 The actor wins his second Oscar, this time for his part in Reds, where he plays a journalist who gets involved in the communist revolution in Russia.

1989 The role of Joker in Batman becomes one of his trademarks.

1997 The actor receives his third Oscar, for the movie As Good As It Gets.

2003 Nicholson plays among Adam Sandler in the comedy Anger Management.

2010 The comedy How Do You Know is his last movie.

2013 Nicholson announces his retreat from acting because of memory losing issues that stop him from memorizing the lines.

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