The Film Society of Lincoln Center has chosen to honor Tom Hanks at its 36th annual gala tribute, pointing to the actor's ability to make the role of "a good man compelling," says the Associated Press.
Tom, who is a two-time Academy Award winner, will be honored at the gala on April 27 at Alice Tully Hall.
"There are so few actors who have been able to make the struggle and drama of being a good man compelling," Kent Jones, the society's associate director of programming, said to the AP. "With his talent, his presence, his versatility, his sense of humor, he has set a very high standard for his fellow actors."
Last year, the society honored actress Meryl Streep.