Essentially, when Tom Hanks was in this condition, they shot the sections of the film before to the island sequences, then took a year off to allow Tom to lose weight in order to resemble a true castaway. He didn't shave or trim his hair for weeks and lost 55 pounds in four months with a strict diet and fitness regimen.
When he returned, they filmed more scenes on him before moving onto the next scene. If you watch the movie again now, you can see how much weight he has regained since then.
Here is the full Cast Away story:
Cast Away is a 2004 American epic drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by John Logan. It is based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad. The film stars Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a man who becomes stranded on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean. On the island, he encounters several problems including starvation, dehydration, and loneliness. But he also finds hope when he comes across a bottle containing some of Captain Keller's ashes.
After many years, scientists discover that humans have been living on the island all along. They estimate that Chuck has been alive since the early 1990s because there are still plants growing out there that were last seen in 1998.
Hollywood loves making movies about survival stories and this one is no different.
His fitness routine comprised primarily of two hours of aerobic training six days a week. Hanks gained weight before filming his island sequences in order to seem more like a middle-aged guy in his other parts. Hank gained weight by eating a lot of carbs and junk food. On set, they would shoot him from different angles to make him look less fatified.
After shooting, he would go back to his house where he would stay in a bedroom alone until production started up again with the next shot list.
Hollywood is a very sedentary industry. Most actors spend their time sitting in front of computers or traveling from set to set. This isn't good for your health. Hanks' routine was very hard but it sure looked amazing on screen!
Tom Hanks shed weight for his role in "Cast Away" by sticking to a strict diet and exercise routine. Hanks shed 55 pounds in four months by sticking to his diet. He consumed relatively little carbs from fruits and consumed other nutritious meals such as fish and coconut milk. He also exercised regularly.
Carbs are the main source of energy for the body. If you limit your carb intake while trying to lose weight, you will experience low blood sugar levels which can lead to headaches, fatigue, and mood swings. However, if you consume enough protein and fat with your limited carb intake, you will maintain healthy blood sugar levels and avoid the above-mentioned problems.
People often think that if they don't eat carbohydrates then they won't be able to function properly or even survive. This is not true; you can survive without eating any carbs for a few days. You need carbs for energy because your body cannot make its own fuel. But the key is to get your carbs from healthy sources such as whole grains, potatoes, and fruit. Avoid processed foods and sugars which contain no nutrients but many calories.
In conclusion, losing weight requires some lifestyle changes. Since carbs are part of every day life it can be difficult to give them up altogether. However, by reducing the amount of carbs you eat each day you can watch the number on the scale go down.
I was roughly 156 pounds when I got the job, and I weighed 130 pounds throughout the most of the film, so I had to lose 26 pounds to be in shape for the role. Then I dropped to 115 pounds for the Alaska segment's weight reduction. As a result, there were two stages of weight loss. The first one was easy because I just stopped eating junk food and stopped going to the gym, and within a month I lost the first 10 pounds.
What about the second stage of weight loss? Did you do anything special to lose those last 16 pounds?
Yes, I really stepped it up a notch. I started working out five days a week, came home from filming late at night, and then went back to work out early in the morning before shooting again. I also reduced my food intake by half. It took me about six months to lose those last 16 pounds.
Once I finished filming, I stayed in shape by doing some strength training and running every day. I also ate well and rarely consumed foods with lots of sugar.
You need to set real goals for yourself and be realistic about how much exercise and diet you can afford to do.
He earlier disclosed that he lost 1 pound by modifying his diet and adding exercise to his routine. The actor engaged a personal trainer, who assisted him in joining a gym and beginning to work out on a daily basis.
Bonneville began working out more regularly after the release of his movie The Grey. He told the Telegraph, "I did one round of the world's toughest marathon, the Vancouver Olympic Marathon, just for fun. It was a bit crazy but I enjoyed it."
Since then, he has been following a strict diet full of vegetables and fish to get back into shape for another role. He said, "I'm really looking forward to playing King Charles II. It should be fun! But yes, I want to get back into shape first though."
Bonneville started gaining attention for his work before the release of each new film. He became more famous after playing George Clooney's dad in Up in the Air and Spider-Man's uncle in Sam Raimi's series of movies.
However, his career started to fade when he appeared as Henry VIII in the movie Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Critics were not happy with this interpretation and Bonneville received negative reviews for his performance.