Tom Hanks gave of himself to take the central role of “Alone in the World” and to be credible as a man lost on a desert island. Return on the transformation of the actor with a consequent loss of weight and a particular shooting.
Alone in the world : a rereading of Robinson Crusoe
Few years later Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks came together to Alone in the world. It took an actor of great talent to carry this feature film which has become cult. The scenario lingers on the misadventure experienced by Chuck Noland, an employee of FedEx urgently requested to board a flight on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, the aircraft crashes on an island, killing all passengers. All except him! From now on on his own on a desert island, he must adapt to hope to survive and, above all, to preserve the hope of returning to a normal life one of these days.
A rereading of Robinson Crusoe in which Tom Hanks shines almost all the time alone. Alone in the world was a box office hit upon release, collecting $ 424 million. After this success, we waited for a long time for a new meeting between the actor and the director. It will arrive in 2022, thanks to Disney, with the new adaptation of Pinocchio in which Tom Hanks will camp Gepetto.
Tom Hanks’ stunning transformation
To get into the skin of his character, the actor went through a major physical transformation. At first, he did not have to do too much violence because he had to avoid exercising and eat accordingly to thicken. The production began by canning a part of the film in which Chuck has yet to lose too much weight.
In a second step, the shooting stopped for a year, leaving time for Robert Zemeckis to take care ofAppearances. During these months of waiting, Tom Hanks lost over 20 pounds and grew his hair and beard in order to have the look of a lost guy on an island. On a strict diet, the actor regretted not being able to swallow fries when he loves them. A sacrifice that was worth it because, on screen, his metamorphosis is breathtaking. In addition, he then picked up a Golden Globes for this interpretation.