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Actor Tom Hanks (right), who was named in an Ispos poll as America's second-most trusted celebrity in 2011, starred in (from top) "Philadelphia" with Denzel Washington; won a best actor Oscar in the title role of "Forrest Gump" with co-star Robin Wright; and "Saving Private Ryan." (Associated Press)

Actor Tom Hanks (right), who was named in an Ispos poll as America's second-most trusted celebrity in 2011, starred in (from top) "Philadelphia" with Denzel Washington; won a best actor Oscar in the title role of "Forrest Gump" with co-star Robin Wright; and "Saving Private Ryan." (Associated Press)

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