Tom Hanks to receive lifetime achievement award at Golden Globes

Tom Hanks to receive lifetime achievement award at Golden Globes

Tom Hanks is being honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Golden Globes.

The veteran actor, who has delighted audiences for years in movies including Forrest Gump, Castaway and Philadelphia, will receive the acknowledgment from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

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The organization said that they had "grown to love and admire" the 63-year-old, who previously won back-to-back Oscars and Golden Globes for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump in 1994 and 1995, respectively.

The organization's president, Lorenzo Soria, stated: "For more than three decades, he's captivated audiences with rich and playful characters."

"As compelling as he is on the silver screen, he's equally so behind the camera as a writer, producer and director."

Hanks was thrust into the limelight in 1988 for his role in Big.

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Needless to say, only the greatest of Hollywood greats receive the Cecil B DeMille award, and in 2017, it was presented to Meryl Streep, who used her acceptance speech as an opportunity to slam President Trump for his immigration policies.

"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick them all out you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts," she said.

"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men," she continued. "But their time is up."

This week, the actor used his platform to encourage his followers to vote, and as a result, it's been speculated by news outlets including the BBC that he could use his speech to address political issues at the Globes, which are taking place on January 5.