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Chuck Noland's (Tom Hanks) screen-matched distressed Wilson volleyball from Robert Zemeckis' drama Cast Away. During his four years stranded alone on a desert island following a plane crash, Noland created Wilson, his only companion, out of a volleyball he found in one of the several FedEx packages that washed ashore. The appearance of both Noland and Wilson became more disheveled throughout the film as they both adjusted to life on the island. Markings on this volleyball's face and placement of the stitching on the leather screen-match it to the scenes when Noland made rope in his cave and spoke to Wilson on the beach.
This off-white leather volleyball is heavily distressed with paint applied to create a worn, dirtied appearance. There is a dark brown-and-red "face" on the front, representing Chuck's bloody handprint. It features a faded pair of eyes, nose, and mouth. The top is torn open, and an array of tobacco stalks are inserted to replicate the appearance of hair. Several stitches are present on the torn edges on the front of the ball around the opening. It exhibits signs of production-added wear throughout, as well as a flattened base for ease of display and some flattening of the stalks. Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)
Estimate: $80,000 - 120,000
View all lots from CAST AWAY (2000)
SizeItem size: 12" × 8" × 8.25" (30.48cm × 20.32cm × 20.96cm)