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Honoring America's dad.

As E! readers surely know, today, Jul. 9, marks Tom Hanks' 64th birthday. Thus, in order to pay tribute to the beloved actor, E!'s own Lilliana Vazquez looked back at the Oscar winner's life for a new Pop on Peacock video.

"That's right, Tom! It's time to get down and party because it's your 64th birthday," Lilliana expressed in the footage above. "We've learned so much from you and your characters over the years."

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Through roles like Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Woody in the Toy Story franchise, Lilliana noted that Tom has given us many "profound moments."

We mean, thanks to Forrest Gump, we know now that "life is like a box of chocolates."

"You taught us the meaning of perseverance," she continued. "And how to embrace our inner child."

And, as Lilliana put it, he's the only actor to "actually claim the title of America's dad."

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"Tom was born on July 9, 1956. By the time he was one, he had a full head of hair and the most pinchable cheeks," Lilliana noted. "Those traits didn't go away any time soon. Tom has been nominated for six Academy awards and won Best Actor two years in a row for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump."

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In honor of Tom's big day, watch the Pop on Peacock tribute video above. Oh, and you can look back at his best roles by scrolling through the images below.

Tom Hanks wearing a suit and tie: From 1980 to 1982, Tom Hanks played Kip Wilson, one of two advertising guys who must dress up as women in order to live in a nice apartment building that is only meant for females on Bosom Buddies. © Provided by E! From 1980 to 1982, Tom Hanks played Kip Wilson, one of two advertising guys who must dress up as women in order to live in a nice apartment building that is only meant for females on Bosom Buddies. Eugene Levy, Tom Hanks, John Candy posing for the camera: Mermaids are real...at least to Allen (Hanks). In this 1984 film, Allen is reunited with a mermaid named Madison ( Daryl Hannah ) who saved him from downing when he was young. He falls in love with her, without knowing exactly who or what she is. © Provided by E! Mermaids are real...at least to Allen (Hanks). In this 1984 film, Allen is reunited with a mermaid named Madison ( Daryl Hannah ) who saved him from downing when he was young. He falls in love with her, without knowing exactly who or what she is. a person standing in front of a building: After wishing © Provided by E! After wishing "to be big," Hanks' young character becomes an adult overnight in the 1988 fantasy comedy. The film was the actor's first big hit and led to his first Academy Award nomination. Tom Hanks and a dog posing for the camera: As the police investigator of a small town in Northern California, Hanks' character befriends a Dogue de Bordeaux after its owner is suddenly murdered and hilarity ensues. © Provided by E! As the police investigator of a small town in Northern California, Hanks' character befriends a Dogue de Bordeaux after its owner is suddenly murdered and hilarity ensues. Tom Hanks looking at the camera: Joe (Hanks) is a hypochondriac, who after learning he's dying decides to accept an offer to throw himself into a volcano on a tropical island. The one thing he didn't expect on his trip was to learn how to really live. © Provided by E! Joe (Hanks) is a hypochondriac, who after learning he's dying decides to accept an offer to throw himself into a volcano on a tropical island. The one thing he didn't expect on his trip was to learn how to really live. a man holding a baseball bat: Hanks plays manager Jimmy Dugan, a former baseball star and current drunk, of the Rockford Peaches in this 1992 film that takes place during World War II. While the men of the country are off fighting, jobs are filled by the women left behind, including baseball teams, which leads to the first women's baseball league, which made a big mark on the United States...even if Jimmy himself wasn't a fan of women playing the sport to start. © Columbia Pictures Hanks plays manager Jimmy Dugan, a former baseball star and current drunk, of the Rockford Peaches in this 1992 film that takes place during World War II. While the men of the country are off fighting, jobs are filled by the women left behind, including baseball teams, which leads to the first women's baseball league, which made a big mark on the United States...even if Jimmy himself wasn't a fan of women playing the sport to start. a couple of people that are talking to each other: Mermaids are real...at least to Allen (Hanks). In this 1984 film, Allen is reunited with a mermaid named Madison ( Daryl Hannah ) who saved him from downing when he was young. He falls in love with her, without knowing exactly who or what she is. © Provided by E! Mermaids are real...at least to Allen (Hanks). In this 1984 film, Allen is reunited with a mermaid named Madison ( Daryl Hannah ) who saved him from downing when he was young. He falls in love with her, without knowing exactly who or what she is. a man sitting on a table: In 1993, Hanks starred in the drama as a homosexual AIDS patient with Denzel Washington , and soon after, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. © Provided by E! In 1993, Hanks starred in the drama as a homosexual AIDS patient with Denzel Washington , and soon after, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Forrest Gump sitting on a bench: Run, Forrest, run! Hanks stars in this six-time Academy Award winning classic that details the life of an intellectually limited but endearing man from Alabama named Forrest Gump. © Provided by E! Run, Forrest, run! Hanks stars in this six-time Academy Award winning classic that details the life of an intellectually limited but endearing man from Alabama named Forrest Gump. a man wearing a mask: Hanks acts as Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 docudrama box-office success. The movie also stars Bill Paxton , Kevin Bacon , Gary Sinise and Ed Harris . © Universal/Kobal/Shutterstock Hanks acts as Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 docudrama box-office success. The movie also stars Bill Paxton , Kevin Bacon , Gary Sinise and Ed Harris . You've got a friend in me! Hanks voices toy cowboy Woody in this animated buddy comedy, which now has three sequels and has become a childhood staple for Disney and Pixar fans. © Moviestore Collection/Shutterstock You've got a friend in me! Hanks voices toy cowboy Woody in this animated buddy comedy, which now has three sequels and has become a childhood staple for Disney and Pixar fans. a man wearing a suit and tie sitting in front of a building: Written and directed by Hanks, That Thing You Do! is about a Pennsylvania band who has a one-hit wonder in 1964 that takes them on a wild ride...with a lot of help from their manager Mr. White (Hanks). © Provided by E! Written and directed by Hanks, That Thing You Do! is about a Pennsylvania band who has a one-hit wonder in 1964 that takes them on a wild ride...with a lot of help from their manager Mr. White (Hanks). a man wearing a uniform: As the lead of this graphic World War II film, Hanks' acting helped catapult the movie into a resounding success. It won five Academy Awards for its portrayal of U.S. soldiers who go behind enemy lines in Europe to find Private Ryan ( Matt Damon ), who is the only sibling left in his family, after all of his brothers are killed in action. © Provided by E! As the lead of this graphic World War II film, Hanks' acting helped catapult the movie into a resounding success. It won five Academy Awards for its portrayal of U.S. soldiers who go behind enemy lines in Europe to find Private Ryan ( Matt Damon ), who is the only sibling left in his family, after all of his brothers are killed in action. Tom Hanks holding a sign in front of a store: Starring in his third rom-com with co-star Meg Ryan , the actor plays the part of Joe Fox, heir to a mega bookstore chain, who is the rival to Kathleen Kelly (Ryan), the owner of her mother's small book shop in NYC. The two meet in an online chat room, without knowing who they are talking to, and fall for each other, which only complicates matters when their businesses continue to compete. © Provided by E! Starring in his third rom-com with co-star Meg Ryan , the actor plays the part of Joe Fox, heir to a mega bookstore chain, who is the rival to Kathleen Kelly (Ryan), the owner of her mother's small book shop in NYC. The two meet in an online chat room, without knowing who they are talking to, and fall for each other, which only complicates matters when their businesses continue to compete. a man wearing a suit and hat: In 1999, the fantasy crime drama was released, with Hanks playing prison officer Paul Edgecomb. The movie focuses on the Death Row guards whose lives are affected when a black man accused of child rape and murder comes to their prison with a mysterious gift. © Provided by E! In 1999, the fantasy crime drama was released, with Hanks playing prison officer Paul Edgecomb. The movie focuses on the Death Row guards whose lives are affected when a black man accused of child rape and murder comes to their prison with a mysterious gift. a man holding a frisbee in the snow: Written and directed by Hanks, That Thing You Do! is about a Pennsylvania band who has a one-hit wonder in 1964 that takes them on a wild ride...with a lot of help from their manager Mr. White (Hanks). © Provided by E! Written and directed by Hanks, That Thing You Do! is about a Pennsylvania band who has a one-hit wonder in 1964 that takes them on a wild ride...with a lot of help from their manager Mr. White (Hanks). Brian Howe et al. sitting at a table: This biographical crime film, directed by Steven Spielberg , is based on the true life of a successful conman. Hanks co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio , and the pair's stellar acting helped lead the movie to the eleventh highest-grossing film of 2002. © Provided by E! This biographical crime film, directed by Steven Spielberg , is based on the true life of a successful conman. Hanks co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio , and the pair's stellar acting helped lead the movie to the eleventh highest-grossing film of 2002. Audrey Tautou, Tom Hanks are posing for a picture: The actor stars as the professor of religious iconography and symbology at Harvard University in the 2006 American mystery thriller based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown . © Provided by E! The actor stars as the professor of religious iconography and symbology at Harvard University in the 2006 American mystery thriller based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown . a man and a woman sitting on a bench posing for the camera: The California native plays Texas congressman Charlie Wilson in this drama which tells the story about Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan where he assisted rebels in their war with the Soviets. © Provided by E! The California native plays Texas congressman Charlie Wilson in this drama which tells the story about Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan where he assisted rebels in their war with the Soviets. a man standing in a room: As lead actor, co-writer, producer and director of the romantic comedy, Hanks played a major role in catering this film to an older audience which also stars Julia Roberts and is about a middle-aged man who goes back to college to reinvent himself. © Provided by E! As lead actor, co-writer, producer and director of the romantic comedy, Hanks played a major role in catering this film to an older audience which also stars Julia Roberts and is about a middle-aged man who goes back to college to reinvent himself. Tom Hanks sitting at a table in a restaurant: After his father dies in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Oskar ( Thomas Horn ), a nine-year-old who sees the world a little differently, searches all over New York City for the lock that matches a key he left behind. © Provided by E! After his father dies in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Oskar ( Thomas Horn ), a nine-year-old who sees the world a little differently, searches all over New York City for the lock that matches a key he left behind. a man standing in front of a building: In 2013, Hanks took on the role of Richard Philips, a captain who was taken hostage by pirates in 2009, in this biographical thriller. © Provided by E! In 2013, Hanks took on the role of Richard Philips, a captain who was taken hostage by pirates in 2009, in this biographical thriller. a man sitting at a table in front of a window: Co-starring with Emma Thompson , the actor portrays Walt Disney in this 2013 period drama, which was praised as a true tribute to the Disney legend. © Provided by E! Co-starring with Emma Thompson , the actor portrays Walt Disney in this 2013 period drama, which was praised as a true tribute to the Disney legend. Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan standing in front of a crowd: During the Cold War, American lawyer James B. Donovan (Hanks) is recruited to defend a Soviet spy in court in hopes of helping the CIA exchange the spy for an American spy who is being held overseas. As you might expect, it isn't as black and white as it all may seem. © Provided by E! During the Cold War, American lawyer James B. Donovan (Hanks) is recruited to defend a Soviet spy in court in hopes of helping the CIA exchange the spy for an American spy who is being held overseas. As you might expect, it isn't as black and white as it all may seem. a person wearing a suit and tie: In 2016, Hanks portrayed real-life American pilot Chelsey Sullenberger , who in 2009 became an a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River, saving the passengers and crew. Along the way he was praised for his efforts, but at the same time his career and character were called into question as an investigation into the event transpired. © Provided by E! In 2016, Hanks portrayed real-life American pilot Chelsey Sullenberger , who in 2009 became an a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River, saving the passengers and crew. Along the way he was praised for his efforts, but at the same time his career and character were called into question as an investigation into the event transpired. Tom Hanks standing in front of a crowd: After Mae ( Emma Watson ) lands her dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, she quickly learns that their ability to track everyone's actions and business is being used for a hidden agenda that could affect the lives of everyone on Earth. In the film, Hanks plays Bailey, the head of the company and mastermind behind the cameras that follow everyone. © Provided by E! After Mae ( Emma Watson ) lands her dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, she quickly learns that their ability to track everyone's actions and business is being used for a hidden agenda that could affect the lives of everyone on Earth. In the film, Hanks plays Bailey, the head of the company and mastermind behind the cameras that follow everyone. Tom Hanks wearing a striped shirt talking on a cell phone: Co-starring with Meryl Streep , Hanks acts as Ben Bradlee, the executive director of The Washington Post in this historical political thriller. The film follows what happened when the country's first female newspaper publisher decided to reveal the truth behind a cover-up that spanned four different U.S. Presidents and culminated in the Pentagon Papers. © Provided by E! Co-starring with Meryl Streep , Hanks acts as Ben Bradlee, the executive director of The Washington Post in this historical political thriller. The film follows what happened when the country's first female newspaper publisher decided to reveal the truth behind a cover-up that spanned four different U.S. Presidents and culminated in the Pentagon Papers.

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