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Colin Hanks

Actor & Director
Colin Hanks directed the acclaimed Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and opened in theaters to rave reviews in the fall of 2015. He has since directed the HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) — which premiered in February 2017 and received nominations for Best Documentary and Best Music Documentary at the 2017 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards — and the animated short film The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm, which debuted to positive reviews at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.Colin Hanks directed the acclaimed Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass, which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and opened in theaters to rave reviews in the fall of 2015. He has since directed the HBO documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) — which premiered in February 2017 and received nominations for Best Documentary and Best Music Documentary at the 2017 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards — and the animated short film The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm, which debuted to positive reviews at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.


Hanks is also an acclaimed actor who can be seen in the hit CBS comedy Life in Pieces, currently in its third season, and most recently on the big screen in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. His prior television work includes the acclaimed FX mini-series Fargo — for which he received individual nominations at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Critics’ Choice Television Awards — as well as DexterMad MenNCIS, and web series Burning Love. His film credits include Elvis & Nixon, which centers on the famous meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon at the White House, as well as the romantic comedy No Stranger than Love, historical drama ParklandThe Guilt Trip, independent film Lucky, Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush biopic W, ensemble comedy The House Bunny, thriller UntraceableThe Great Buck Howard, Peter Jackson’s King KongOrange CountyGet Over ItAlone With HerStanding StillRx11:14Whatever It Takes, and Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers for HBO.