2002 Tom Hanks Tribute
The 30th AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Tom Hanks at a Gala Tribute on June 12, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The Tribute special aired on USA Network on June 23, 2002.
At the Gala Tribute, more than 1,000 guests and presenters gathered to celebrate Hanks. Presenters included Tim Allen, Jeremy Davies, Vincent Dowling, Michael Clarke Duncan, Melissa Etheridge, Rawley Farnsworth, Savion Glover and Cartier Williams, Helen Hunt, Eugene Levy, Jim Lovell, Jon Lovitz, Steve Martin, Dennis Miller, Haley Joe Osment, Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Perkins, Kathleen Quinlan, Meg Ryan, Peter Scolari, Tom Everett Scott, Gary Sinise, Tom Sizemore and Sharon Stone. The AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Hanks by Steven Spielberg.