Actor, writer, and director who won back-to-back Oscars for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.
He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about theater production, lighting, set design, and stage management.
He has appeared in many classics, including Cast Away, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13.
He married his second wife, actress Rita Wilson, in 1988.
In 2004, he played Viktor Navorski in The Terminal, which also starred Catherine Zeta Jones.