28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

10. Mykelti Williamson was not the first choice actor for the role of Bubba.


Rapper Ice Cube, actor David Alan Grier, and comedian Dave Chappelle were all offered the role of Bubba and each of them declined. Chappelle said that he thought the film was going to bomb at box offices and very much regrets his decision. Though, just like with Hank’s role as Forrest, we just cannot imagine anyone but Williamson listing off 100 different ways to eat a shrimp.

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