Released in 1993 and directed by Jonathan Demme, Philadelphia is about an HIV-positive man fired from his law firm because of his condition, trying to earn justice. The film won many awards, including an Oscar and an Academy Award for Tom Hanks for his leading role. Shot in and near Philadelphia, the film features actors Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
One of the most talented actors of all time, Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor to have won the Oscar for Best Actor on three separate occasions. Daniel Day-Lewis was born in London, England in 1957. The son of a Poet Laureate and the grandson of Sir Michael Balcon of Ealing Studios, Day-Lewis was destined for success.
Born in 1956, Tom Hanks is the son of a hospital worker and itinerant cook. Divorce had broken his family up at an early age, causing Tom to move around a lot as he grew up, however, the young Tom Hanks managed to stay away from trouble, drugs, and alcohol despite having a rather complicated childhood and teenage life.