Tom Hanks is King of the Movies, Says Guinness

Hanks is 'Actor With Most Consecutive $100 Million Grossing Movies'

By (BI) Susanna Daniel

NEW YORK -- Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, this week announced Tom Hanks' entry into the record books for: "Actor With Most Consecutive $100 Million Grossing Movies."

The world-renowned actor was recognized for this achievement after an impressive run from 1998 - 2002, with seven films in a row reaching the milestone mark. As his latest film “Da Vinci Code” nears release May 19th, Hanks looks to chalk up another $100 million maker and start a new streak picking up from his last film, “Polar Express” (2004).

According to Guinness World Records, Tom Hanks has appeared in 14 movies with a domestic gross of over $100 million, seven of which were consecutive: “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), “The Road to Perdition” (2002), “Cast Away” (2000), “Toy Story 2” (1999), “The Green Mile” (1999), “You've Got Mail” (1998) and ‘Saving Private Ryan” (1998).

His record would have been 11, had it not been for “That Thing You Do” (1996), which only grossed $25,809,000.

In addition to his latest Guinness World Record, Hanks also shares a previous record with seven other actors for "Most Oscars Won, Best Actor."

Spencer Tracy for “Captains Courageous” (1937) and “Boys Town” (1938); Fredric March for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1932) and “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946); Gary Cooper for “Sergeant York” (1941) and “High Noon” (1952); Marlon Brando for “On the Waterfront” (1954) and “The Godfather” (1972); Jack Nicholson for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” (1975) and “As Good As It Gets” (1997); Dustin Hoffman for “Kramer Vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Rain Man” (1988) and Tom Hanks for “Philadelphia” (1993) and “Forrest Gump” (1994).

Spencer Tracy and Tom Hanks are also the only two actors to receive their Best Actor Oscars in consecutive years.

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