|Robert Zemeckis Director||previously directed What Lies Beneath|
Chuck Noland is cast away on a deserted island after his plane crashes whilst on a business trip to deliver Fed-Ex packages.
The founder of FedEx Fred Smith has a cameo in the film.5 More Trivia
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I have made fire!
|William Broyles Jr.|
|Tom Hanks||Chuck Noland|
|Lari White||Bettina Peterson|
|David Allen Brooks||Dick Peterson|
|Jelena Papovic||Beautiful Russian Woman|
|Valentina Ananyina||Russian Babushka|
|Peter von Berg||Yuri|
|Dmitri S. Boudrine||Lev|
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After realizing he has little chance of escape Chuck adapts to island life and learns to survive. He creates tools, makes fire and teaches himself to catch food. Chuck spends the next four years of his life on the island. His only companion is a blood-stained volleyball he calls Wilson .
Cast Away was released in North America by 20 Century Fox in 2000. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis , written by William Broyles, Jr. , and starred Tom Hanks . Zemeckis had previously directed the Back To The Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? , and Forrest Gump , which also starred Hanks. Broyles, Jr. previously co-wrote the screenplay for Apollo 13 , which starred Hanks as well (everyone loves Tom Hanks).
The film was shot in two parts. The first part of shooting involved a fat Tom Hanks, who gained fifty pounds for the role. The production was then put on hold for a year, in which time Hanks lost weight and grew his hair and beard. Production then resumed so that Hanks’ character would appear as though he had been living on an island for four years.
Tom Hanks’ performance was the highly-praised centerpiece of the film. He was nominated for several lead actor awards, including the Academy Awards and The BAFTA Awards. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.
Although the FedEx company plays a major role in the film, they supposedly paid no money for their brand’s prominence on screen. The Wilson Sporting Goods company also paid no money for their product’s appearance in the film.