You know his movies, such as 'Forrest Gump', 'Toy Story' and 'Big'. Tom Hanks is attached to some of the biggest movies in history either as an actor, producer or director. This time he received an award, not for his acting or directing, but what he has done for the history of the United States of America.
Saturday Night in Washington, D.C. he received the Records of Achievement Award at the National Archives Foundation Gala. Hanks was a part of some legendary historic films, such as 'Apollo 13' and 'Saving Private Ryan.' He also produced HBO's 'Band of Brothers.'
Hanks recently released a brand new book called 'Uncommon Type: Some Stories' where he wrote 17 short stories on type writers.
Hanks also took some time on the red carpet to talk about the Harvey Weinstein scandal that's been plaguing Hollywood.
His upcoming film will be based on true events as he becomes Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee in the film 'The Post.'
Last year's recipients of the Records of Achievement Award were Ron Chernow, Thomas Kail, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.