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22 Reasons Wilson From "Cast Away" Should Have Won An Oscar

An ode to the brightest star to ever light up the silver screen.

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1. He lit up the screen through presence alone.

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2. He made us feel.

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3. Without even saying a word.

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4. His facial expression was always on point.

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5. His character became a style icon.

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6. And not just for celebrities.

7. He did all his own stunts.

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8. No one before or since has portrayed the angst of being a volleyball as well as he did.

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9. He brought out the best in his co-actors.

Truth.
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Truth.

10. His shunning of celebrity culture.

Whatever happened to Wilson, the volleyball from 'Cast Away'? Starred in one hit film, never seen again. Hollywood is a fickle mistress.

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Whatever happened to Wilson, the volleyball from 'Cast Away'? Starred in one hit film, never seen again. Hollywood is a fickle mistress.

3:49 PM - 06 May 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. He gave up his box for the sake of the movie.

True dedication to the craft of acting.
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True dedication to the craft of acting.

12. And further transformed himself physically.

Eat your heart out, Daniel Day lewis.
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Eat your heart out, Daniel Day lewis.

13. Cast Away was his first credited movie.

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14. He carried the whole damn movie.

Another of his many show stealing scenes.
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Another of his many show stealing scenes.

15. This guy thinks he's great.

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16. His performance as a stranded spherical object is a tour-de-force.

Ignore the other guy.
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Ignore the other guy.

17. That inspired many imitators.

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18. His Family is incredibly well connected.

Crazy to think that Wilson, from Cast Away, whole family is famous: His uncle: the basketball in Air Bud His cousin: baseball from Mr 3000

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Crazy to think that Wilson, from Cast Away, whole family is famous:

His uncle: the basketball in Air Bud

His cousin: baseball from Mr 3000

4:47 PM - 15 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. He's incredibly versatile.

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20. Although mostly, he just doesn't give a fuck.

Look at him, all chill.
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Look at him, all chill.

21. He's received other acting awards.

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22. Finally, the ball is simply a god.

All hail the spherical king.
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All hail the spherical king.