I never thought about that actor I liked but after analyzing it I think the actor that I like and that caught my attention since I was young is Tom Hanks because he was a collogue student that seemed to have no future in acting and he was not very good on his classes in theater, I leaned that he was born in Concord California his childhood was like a normal kid with, divorced parents his father was descendant of British and his mom Portuguese descent.
Hanks was a very shy boy, so the theater classes in high school were as a refuge since he was not popular in school. Interestingly later he continued in theater while studying in California Chabot College.
He had no acting experience in college and, in fact, credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career. He went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. His first TV show "Bosom Buddies" (1980) where he meet his second wife the actrees Rita Wilson.
I still remember when I went to the cinema to see this film "Splash" seemed formidable. I still remember the beautiful mermaid, in those years I found it in credible. I also want to mention that seemed to me something like that with the hit movie "Big," "Joe Versus the Volcano" or "Bachelor Party" (these last two do not remember very well but they were commented in the 80's)
Tom Hanks was typecast in the roll of movies comic actor or light and family, no one thought that was going to perform as well in a role as "Philladelphia" in the role of a gay man dying of AIDS is very well played, was really very believable the character that Tom Hanks in this role that I play in Philladelphia, again showed his acting discipline to lose weight for characterization, to show a man really damaged by this terrible disease. Another famous movie .. where he showed his great talent as an actor was...