By Naomi Gordon Published: Wednesday, 2nd November 2022 at 10:46 am
Tom Hanks was Oscar-nominated for his role as Chuck Nolan, a FedEx engineer-turned-survivalist.
Cast Away remains one of Tom Hanks most iconic movies to date, in which he gives an Oscar-nominated (and Golden Globe-winning) performance as a man marooned on a deserted island after surviving a plane crash.
The film, directed by Forrest Gump’s Robert Zemeckis, follows Hanks’ Chuck Nolan, a FedEd systems engineer-turned survivalist who undergoes a physical and emotional transformation while attempting to stay alive on a remote island in the South Pacific.
Hanks himself endured a near-death experience while filming after getting an infection in his leg. The actor was rushed to hospital and production shut down for three weeks while he recovered.
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