28 Fun and Surprising Facts About Forrest Gump

26. Hippie for Hire doesn’t exist so the casting team had to get creative.

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The anti-Vietnam rally scene required over 1,500 extras to play the part of protesting hippies. Filmed in 1994, the casting director set out looking for people with long hair before realizing that the perfect recruitment location was a renaissance fair in Maryland. Long hair and crazy clothes, check and check!


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