28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

14. Robert Zemeckis owes one to Terry Gilliam and Barry Sonnenfeld.

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Barry Sonnenfeld, best known for his cinematography career and directing Get Shorty, and Terry Gilliam, director of Monty Python and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, both turned down the Forrest Gump directing gig. Robert Zemeckis read the script, knew the movie was going to be special, and immediately signed on.


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