In 1994 Paramount Pictures released Forrest Gump, a comedy-drama starring Tom Hanks that won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Director. The highly acclaimed film is based on a novel written by Winston Groom and has become an American film staple and classic. Stars like Sally Fields and Tom Hanks had been around in the business for quite some time, but the Oscar winner had a huge hand furthering their careers and launching others.
Stars like Sally Fields and Tom Hanks had been around in the business for quite some time, but the Oscar winner had a huge hand furthering their careers and launching others. Haley Joel Osment, Robin Wright and Gary Sinese and Mykelti Williamson to name a few.
The plots, themes, and lines of this film are ultimately what make this film so unforgettable. It’s close link and accuracy to historical events is what has made it so appealing to the American viewer. Still, despite all of the praise and approval it’s received, the film holds several secrets the producers of the film have done their best to keep under wraps. Here’s a look at the bloopers, secrets, and embellishments that most people never hear about.
30. Forest’s Famous Lines Weren’t His Own
Forest’s famous line, “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump,” was never actually in the film’s script. Tom Hanks ad libbed the words during filming for the scene and director Robert Zemeckis liked it so much that he felt compelled to keep it in.