The Oscar winner cast off major weight for his shocking transformation into a survivor stuck on a deserted island in Cast Away (2006). After filming the first half of the movie, production shut down for a year so Hanks could scale down from 225 to 170 pounds. To lose the weight, Hanks went on an intense calorie-controlled diet.
He claims the only thing he didn't give up was coffee, adding, "Nope, wasn't about to! Can't do it!" But this wasn't his only weight loss experiment: He dropped 30 pounds for his role in Philadelphia (1993), just a year after packing on pounds to play a baseball coach in A League of Their Own (1992).
American actor Tom Hanks waves upon his arrival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 to promote his movie "Road To Perdition" in competition at the 59th Venice Film Festival. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)