The best cinematic castaways
"Cast Away" — An epic tale of a man and the volleyball he loved. Tom Hanks plays Chuck Noland, a courier company employee whose plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean, leaving him stranded on a small uninhabited island. With only a volleyball that he names Wilson to keep him company, Chuck manages to eke out an existence on the island for nearly four years until constructing a raft and attempting escape. Hanks was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for "Castaway," but the volleyball that played Wilson was robbed.