25 Fascinating Forrest Gump Facts


Since its release back in 1994, Forrest Gump has become one of the most beloved modern classics in American cinema. The comedy-drama — directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks — charmed audiences with its look back at the second half of the 20th century through the eyes of its endearing title character.

Fry up some Bubba-Gump Shrimp, pop open a Dr. Pepper, and take a run down memory lane with us as we present some Forrest Gump trivia that you won’t believe.

Did you know that Bill Murray was initially considered to play the lead role? Do you want to know what Forrest said when he addresses the war protest crowd but the microphone was turned off? Did you know that Tom Hanks wasn’t actually paid a salary for the film?

Even the most diehard Forrest Gump fans will unquestionably be taken aback by these behind-the-scenes facts. This gallery is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get! If you love the movie, be sure to SHARE this fun Forrest Gump trivia with your friends!


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