Tom Hanks Once revealed That An Injury Almost Killed Him While Filming One Of His Cult Classics!
Tom Hanks Once revealed That An Injury Almost Killed Him While Filming One Of His Cult Classics! ( Photo Credit – Wikimedia )

Tom Hanks is a veteran actor with fantastic filmography. Some of his career-defining movies include Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Philadelphia, and more. He is a dedicated performer and sometimes undergoes severe changes, like losing weight for a part, to make his characters look more genuine. He once faced a life-threatening situation while doing one of his most famous films. Keep Scrolling to know.

He did many more iconic movies in his long and illustrious career. Hanks is also iconic as the voice actor of Woody in the Toy Story franchise. He has two Oscars to his credit, winning them consecutively in 1993 (for Philadelphia) and 1994 (for Forrest Gump). He is also appreciated as Robert Langdon in the film series based on Dan Brown’s books. The actor was last seen in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City alongside Scarlett Johansson.

Tom Hanks suffered an infection while filming Cast Away. Almost a decade later, when Tom Hanks led Cast Away was released, he opened up about his deadly injury. In 2009, as Unilad Hanks told BBC, “[Cast Away] put me in the hospital. I was there for three days with something that, believe it or not, almost killed me.” Tom explained that he got an infection from a cut during the film’s shoot, which was eating through his leg. The actor initially dismissed it as a sore and was forced to take a break from the shoot so that Hanks could be rushed to the hospital.

Tom Hanks continued, “I went to the doctor who took one look and said, ‘I have to put you in the hospital because we have to get this infection out of you before it poisons your blood and you die.'” Luckily for Tom Hanks, he went to the hospital in time and got himself treated.

More about Cast Away –

Tom Hanks plays the role of a FedEx executive, Chuck Noland, who is obsessively punctual and is on his way to an assignment in Malaysia. Unfortunately, his plane crashed over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. Chuck is the sole survivor of the flight who washes ashore on a deserted island. When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson.

According to reports, the movie was made on a budget of around $90 million, earning $429.63 million worldwide at the box office. It is one of Tom’s highest-grossing films. The movie is considered a cult classic today, and it featured Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Chris Noth, Lari White, and others alongside Hanks. He won the Golden Globe for his outstanding performance in the leading role.

Tom Hanks’ Cast Away is available on Netflix for you to watch.

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