‘Forrest Gump’ Facts You May Have Forgotten

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Since it’s release over 20 years ago, Forrest Gump has become one of the most beloved “modern classics” in American cinema.

The film — directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks — charmed audiences with its look back at the second half of the twentieth century through the eyes of its title character.

Aided by revolutionary special effects and a soundtrack full of rock and pop hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Forrest Gump dominated cinemas in 1994, becoming the second-highest grossing film of the year (behind only Disney’s The Lion King) and winning countless awards in the process.

In the two decades since the film has been studied, with it’s commentaries on nostalgia, politics, America, and baby boomers dissected by film critics, academics, and politicians alike.

Fry up some shrimp, pop open a Dr. Pepper, and take a run down memory lane with us as we present some facts about Forrest Gump. Some you may know, some you have forgotten, and some you may have never known. Truthfully this gallery is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

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