Actors Who've Gotten Skeletal For Roles. Tom Hanks Movie: "Cast Away" (2000) Role: Chuck Noland, a systems analyst whose airplane crashes and strands him alone in the Pacific Ocean Weight loss: Hanks gained 50 pounds to portray the pudgy Chuck and then had to shed the weight to depict his growing state of emaciation while stranded.
Wilson, Tom Hanks’ buddy in Cast Away, sold for $18,400. He now resides in the office of FedEx CEO Ken May. At least, he did… when May announced his retirement last year, there was no word of whether he would keep Wilson or leave him for the incoming CEO.