How Many Movies Have Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise Been in together?

When you hear Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise, what do you think? 

Do you say the famous “you had me at hello?” 

Or do you think back to your childhood where Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan were like family to you? Well, if not, now might be a good time to start. 

Since both of these actors are multi-hyphenate stars, they have worked on several occasions. Find out more below!

Tom and Gary are commonplace names in the movie industry. Now, naturally, every director will attempt to work with the pair when they can. 

But just which movies have the two stars worked in?

Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise Movies

Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise have worked together in three movies. Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, and Apollo 13. 

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a 1994 movie based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. 

It was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanks as the good-natured, simple-minded Forrest Gump. 

It’s a kind of wacky comedy about a man who can’t quite seem to fit in anywhere and who is constantly stumbling into one adventure after another.

The film begins with Forrest’s birth in the late 1940s in Alabama. 

He has an intellectual disability that makes him happy, loving, and affectionate — perfect qualities for a man to have when you’re living out your life in the slow lane.

As a young boy, he meets Jenny Curran (Robin Wright), becoming friends immediately. 

But Jenny is too busy rebelling against her father to spend much time with Forrest. 

She runs away from home to pursue an acting career, and Forrest follows her to college when she gets accepted to the University of Alabama. 

They share their first kiss there – or was it their second? 

They can’t agree on that detail – but eventually, Jenny leaves for New York City, where she becomes a successful fashion model.

Filmed in 200 days, it became a top 10 blockbuster and was nominated for nine Academy Awards at the 67th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Zemeckis.

The film was also nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

In 1995, it won the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director for Zemeckis at the 68th Academy Awards.

The film holds a 96% rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 75 reviews with an average rating of 8.

The Green Mile

The Green Mile is a 1999 movie adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. 

The movie was directed by Frank Darabont and stars Tom Hanks as a correctional officer and Michael Clarke Duncan as a prisoner on death row who has a supernatural gift.

The film follows Paul Edgecomb, a corrections officer at Cold Mountain Penitentiary in 1932. Edgecomb is portrayed by Tom Hanks, who also directed the film. 

Paul runs the “Green Mile,” where death row prisoners are held. John Coffey shows up at the prison and is immediately hated because he’s black. 

However, as Edgecomb gets to know him, he finds out that Coffey has remarkable healing powers.

The Green Mile received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael Clarke Duncan). 

It grossed $136 million worldwide against its $50 million budget and was nominated for 5 Saturn Awards, including Best Fantasy Film and Best Actor for Tom Hanks.

Did you know?

Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln

Apollo 13

Apollo 13 is a 1995 American docudrama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. 

The screenplay by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission. It is an adaptation of the book Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell (played by Hanks) and Jeffrey Kluger.

The film depicts astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), and Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) aboard Apollo 13 for America’s third Moon landing mission. 

En route, an onboard explosion deprives their spacecraft of its oxygen supply and electric power.

This forces NASA’s flight controllers to abort the Moon landing and turn the mission into a struggle to get the three men home safely.

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