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Tom Hanks Sets Guinness World Record

May 10th, 2006 2:09pm EDT
Tom HanksGuinness World Records just 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 to 2002 with seven films in a row reaching the milestone mark.

As his latest film Da Vinci Code nears release May 19, Hanks looks to chalk up another $100 million maker and start a new streak picking up from his last film, Polar Express.

According to Guinness World Records, 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.