The Oscar-Nominated Film With 1 Cast Member and 51 Spoken Words



In the 2013 film All Is Lost, actor Robert Redford makes a near-mute performance as a mysterious old man of the sea adrift and utterly alone. Unlike any other film ever made, this movie has only one cast member: Redford. The then 77-year-old is the only one on the screen as he portrays a lone sailor in a desperate situation. During the entire 105-minute film, Redford speaks a mere 51 words, and that's mostly a voiceover monologue at the very beginning about his awful predicament. Yet, for all the film’s silence, it’s described as "absorbing and gripping". While the film has been criticized in the sailing world for be unrealistic, it was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe.