Okay, so I was watching The Surreal Life on VH-1 -- don't ask.
Anyway, there was an event going on with the "celebrities" involving a casting director. The casting director was Victoria Burrows. Some of her credits were displayed on the screen. One credit was for the film Cast Away.
I'm thinking that Tom Hanks probably came attached to the project. So, she wouldn't have been casting him. Does this mean that she was the one responsible for casting Wilson? And how many types of volleyballs did she look at? And did she try other types of balls? Did she look at the football and decide that she didn't like it's shape? Did she decide that the baseball was too small, and that the basketball was too big? Did she tell the soccer ball that he just had too many spots to work for the role?
Anyway, as one who thinks that Wilson was the best part of Cast Away, I just want to tell Ms. Burrows thanks.