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Tom Hanks, second right, in "Captain Phillips."

Tom Hanks' many roles

The opposite of a typecast actor, two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks has played a wide variety of characters during a career spanning more than three decades. Look back at some of his noteworthy roles in film, TV and theater.

Walt Disney in
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Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," in theaters Dec.13, 2013.

Captain Richard Phillips in Columbia Pictures'
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Captain Richard Phillips in Columbia Pictures' "Captain Phillips." (2013)

Mike McAlary in
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Mike McAlary in "Lucky Guy," Nora Ephron's Broadway play about 1980s New York City. (2013)

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Dr. Henry Goose, hotel manager, Isaac Sachs and
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Dr. Henry Goose, hotel manager, Isaac Sachs and more in "Cloud Atlas." (2012)

Thomas Schell, a fictional victim of the 9/11
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Thomas Schell, a fictional victim of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in 2009's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," based on Safran Foer's 2005 novel.

The titular character in
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The titular character in "Larry Crowne," about a middle-aged man who enrolls in college after being laid off from his job. (2011)

Robert Langdon in
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Robert Langdon in "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) and its sequel, "Angels & Demons" (2009), based on Dan Brown's best-selling novels.

He voiced several characters including the conductor in
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He voiced several characters including the conductor in the animated "Polar Express," based on the beloved children's book. (2004)

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Viktor Navorski in
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Viktor Navorski in "The Terminal." (2004)

Professor G.H. Dorr in
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Professor G.H. Dorr in "The Ladykillers." (2004)

Paul Edgecomb in
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Paul Edgecomb in "The Green Mile." (1999)

Joe Fox, who falls in love with Meg
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Joe Fox, who falls in love with Meg Ryan's Kathleen Kelly over the Internet in Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail." (1998)

Captain Miller in
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Captain Miller in "Saving Private Ryan." (1998)

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Woody, the cowboy to Tim Allen's Buzz Lightyear
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Woody, the cowboy to Tim Allen's Buzz Lightyear astronaut in the "Toy Story" series that began in 1995. (He'll return for the recently announced "Toy Story 4.")

Jim Lovell in
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Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13." (1995)

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"Forrest Gump" won Hanks his second best actor Academy Award in 1994.

Andrew Beckett in
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Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia," a performance that won Hanks an Academy Award for best actor. (1993)

Jimmy Dugan in the baseball favorite
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Jimmy Dugan in the baseball favorite "A League of Their Own." (1992)

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Grown-up Josh Baskin in
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Grown-up Josh Baskin in "Big." (1988)

Kip
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Kip "Buffy" Wilson in the early '80s TV series "Bosom Buddies," opposite Peter Scolari.

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