Forrest Gump is a classic American film that you have most likely seen or at least heard of. Since its release in 1994, this comedy-drama has been watched by millions and has stolen many peoples’ hearts along the way. The story follows several decades of the life of Forrest Gump, who is played by Tom Hanks. Gump is a dim-witted but warm-hearted man from Alabama who experiences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States.
The film was a huge success and won numerous awards including the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing. There are some hidden secrets throughout the movie that viewers might not know. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Instead of a salary, Tom Hanks agreed to a portion of the film’s earnings. Considering that the movie took in more than 677 million dollars, this turned out to be a brilliant move for Hanks. Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in the film, becoming only the second actor to win the award for two consecutive years. He previously won the award for his performance in Philadelphia.
The film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, also saw great success, and to date, Forrest Gump remains his highest-grossing film. Even when compared with his other films like Back to the Future and Castaway.