28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

15. The cast and crew used their children as extras in the film.

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Both Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis gave their kids parts in the movie. In the school bus scene, Hank’s daughter, Emily, plays the mean mugging red-haired girl and Zemeckis’ son Alexander, is the first boy to deny Forrest a seat on the bus.


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