28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks stole our hearts, made us laugh, and made us cry in the epic 1994 film Forrest Gump.  Spanning over several decades of the life of simple-minded but kind-spirited Forrest Gump, this movie took us from the 1940s to the 1980s. Combining history with a well-written plot, it quickly became a classic film. There are so many interesting facts about this movie, all of them fun and some surprising. Take a look at 28 of the best Forrest Gump facts and let us know how you feel about the last one- we agree with Tom Hanks.

1. Tom Hanks wasn’t the only actor considered for the role of Forrest Gump.

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The author of the novel on which Forrest Gump was based was pulling for John Goodman to play the role while studio executives’ first choice was John Travolta. Even Bill Murray was up for the role.  Try as we might, it is near impossible to imagine anyone but Tom Hanks filling those famous Nike shoes.


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