Tom Hanks Had A Ball Making ‘Cast Away,’ But Some Of It Was A Challenge

Playing the role of a man marooned on a deserted island earned Tom Hanks his fifth Oscar nomination for Best Actor. Though he lost to Gladiator’s Russell Crowe that year, the performance still stands out of one of the highlights in Hanks’s long and decorated career. Though the role required Hanks to show both the physical and emotional effects of his character’s long isolation, Hanks said at the time of the movie’s release that the most difficult challenge was the character’s return to normalcy at the end of the movie. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Hanks)


Cast Away is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and most digital platforms.

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