Tom Hanks

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Seriously, who doesn't love Tom Hanks?

Whether the star is dishing on his Type 2 diabetes or posing with a drunken fan, the 57-year-old Oscar winner has proven himself to be not only one of the most charming celebs, but also a phenomenal actor with one of the longest and most successful careers in Hollywood.

Can you believe it was 25 years ago when a then-32-year-old Hanks hit the red carpet for the hit movie Big, shrugging his shoulders with a gleeful grin while telling E! News, "Well, you know, some guy just got it. What can I say?"

And it was only up from there, as Hanks went on to star in films such as 1990's Joe Versus the Volcano and 1992's A League of Our Own, gushing to E! News at the premiere, "It was the greatest motion picture experience I've ever had. I didn't have to do anything. I didn't have to shave, I only had three wardrobe changes, I was out of the makeup truck hours before anybody else was, I got to take a nap every morning, I got to eat whatever I wanted to eat, I got to play baseball all day long, I got to chat up with Madonna every now and again about my favorite moments from Truth or Dare. It was a wonderful experience!"

As Tom consistently became an A-list staple on the red carpet—with wife Rita Wilson always by his side—he gained further attention for his role in 1993's Sleepless in Seattle and won his first Academy Award that same year after starring in Philadelphia.

Just one year later, Hanks won his second Academy Award for Best Actor, charming viewers everywhere as the loveable Forrest Gump.

But with two Oscars under his belt, the actor showed no signs of slowing down, continuing on to star in the historical thriller Apollo 13, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1995.

"I realized early on that I didn't have the mathematical prowess to be the engineer or the astrophysicist that most rocket scientist have to be," he told E! News at the premiere as his wife smiled by his side. (It's OK, Tom, we think you found you're calling.)

Tom Hanks

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Hanks received yet another Academy Award nomination for his role in 1998's Saving Private Ryan, which had a profound impact on the star.

"We weren't just out making a movie in which we rolled around in the grass and had a bunch of laughs, there was real consequences to everything we were shooting every day," he said of the Steven Spielberg-directed flick, which was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.

Hanks has also made headlines for his role in the animated Toy Story series before he went on to star in 1999's The Green Mile.

The year 2000 marked one of Tom's most famous roles after he starred in the film Castaway, for which he once again received outstanding critical acclaim.

WATCH: Tom Hanks talks about shooting his latest film Captain Phillips

Tom Hanks

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"After a while, I must say, you do just want to take a shower and get all the grit and grim off after a few weeks of living that way," he admitted to E! News at the premiere.

The A-lister went on to star in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, 2004's The Polar Express, 2009's Angels and Demons, 2011's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and 2012's Cloud Atlas, among others. 

And he's now emerged as an early Oscar favorite, having earned both a Golden Globe and a SAG nomination for Best Actor for his role in Captain Philips.

"They have a pancake breakfast the morning of the Oscars," Hanks shared at the Saving Mr. Banks premiere. "And that's actually the most fun because the pancakes are free, that's what I'm hoping, to get an invitation."

Somehow, we have a strong hunch Hanks will be indulging in plenty of pancakes come March 2.

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