28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

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


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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