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17 Things Forrest Gump Producers Hid From Fans

Forrest Gump is a comedy drama that was released in 1994. It is based on a novel called Forrest Gump that was written by Winston Groom. It was rated very highly by viewers and it became a top hit American comedy – drama that everyone wanted to watch. The main actors were Sally Field, Tom Hanks, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Sinise and Robin Wright.

The movie was watched by so many people. However, there are a few things about this movie that will definitely surprise you. This article focuses on the things that Forrest Gump directors hid from their fans.

#1. Robin Wright

Wright was nominated for both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for her role as Jenny in 1994’s beloved Forrest Gump.

#2. A Brotherly Double…

In many of Tom Hanks’ running sequences, his younger brother Jim Hanks is said to have doubled for him. This is surprising because they don’t necessarily look alike.

#3. Vietnam scenes

During the Vietnam rally that was held in Washington, Tom Hanks’ microphone was not audible. These are the exact words he said: “Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.”

#4. People Call Me Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks ad-libbed the line “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump,” and it turned out to be a line used in the film. It stayed in the final cut of the film because the film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, loved it so much that he allowed it to be used.

#5. His Daddy’s Named Forest, Too…

Haley Joel Osment, who famously acted in The Sixth Sense,  acted as Forrest and Jenny’s son. He acted amazingly and most people who watched the movie liked him. The most amazing and surprising thing is that this was his first film performance yet he aced it.


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