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Chuck Noland in Cast Away

In Cast Away, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is a systems engineers who travels the world making FedEx depots more efficient. On one such trip, his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. He awakes to find himself the sole survivor on an uninhabited island, with only a volleyball he names Wilson to keep him company. Your choice of shorts or loin cloth depending on how committed you want to be.

The Skipper

On Gilligan’s Island, the Skipper Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale Jr) is the captain of the S. S. Minnow. A jovial fellow who gets exasperated by Gilligan on occasion, he still has the patience of a saint for not having thrown “little buddy” overboard.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, as the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, was a pioneer in both senses of the word. Tragically, she disappeared during her 1937 attempt to circle the globe, and mysteries about what happened linger to this day.

Ginger Grant

On Gilligan’s Island, Ginger Grant (Tina Louise) is the diva of the bunch, name-dropping her famous friends and dressing in sparkling jewelry and glamorous gowns even while stranded on a desert isle.

Mary Ann Summers

On Gilligan’s Island, Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells) is a sweet farm girl from Kansas. How this girl-next-door ended up traveling alone on a three-hour tour in Hawaii is anyone’s guess.

Gilligan

On Gilligan’s Island, Gilligan (Bob Denver) is the Skipper’s first mate on the S.S. Minnow. During a storm, the bumbling Gilligan throws the anchor overboard without a rope attached, causing the ship to get stranded on an uncharted desert isle.