28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

23. Sammy L. Davis’ body made the film, but not his head.

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Historical footage is used in the scene where Forrest Gump receives his Medal of Honor from President Lyndon Johnson. Producers took the footage of Sammy L. Davis getting his Medal of Honor for service in Vietnam and superimposed Tom Hanks’ head on his body.


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