With so many outstanding movies in his body of work, Tom says a favorite is hard to pick. Though he does admit that 2000's Cast Away is at the top of the list. In the film, Tom plays a man who survives a plane crash only to be stranded on a deserted island. "We broke a lot of rules on that and we went through huge adventures," Tom says.
It wasn't all fun and games on set. When Tom noticed some pain and swelling in his leg during filming, he made a trip to the doctor. "He looked at it and he pressed it and my leg was swelling up like a sausage. And he said, 'I have to put you in the hospital as soon as possible."
Tom was diagnosed with a severe staph infection that, according to his doctor, was about an hour away from giving him blood poisoning that would kill him. He was hospitalized for three days, and filming shut down for three weeks.