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Last Updated: Monday, 2 February, 2004, 10:28 GMT
Actor Hanks to present at Oscars
Tom Hanks
Hanks has won the best actor Oscar twice
Double Oscar winner Tom Hanks will be among the presenters at next month's Academy Awards on 29 February.

A five-time nominee, Hanks won two best actor Oscars back-to-back in 1993 and 1994 for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump respectively.

This year's ceremony marks Hanks' 11th appearance as an Oscars presenter.

The 47-year-old actor will next be seen on the big screen in the Coen brothers' comedy The Ladykillers, a remake of the 1955 Alec Guinness film.

Hanks has also starred in hits such as Big in 1988, 1998's Saving Private Ryan and 2000's Cast Away. He received Oscar nominations for all of these films.

Surprise nominees

Other films the actor has appeared in include Catch Me if You Can (2002) and last year's The Road to Perdition.

Hanks will also star opposite Catherine Zeta Jones in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, which will be released in 2005.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King leads the Oscar nominations this year, with inclusion in 11 categories, including best director and best film.

Surprise nominations this year include Whale Rider actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, who at 13 is the youngest contender for best actress.

Johnny Depp has also received a best actor nomination for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.





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