Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn’t Know About Forrest Gump

By | October 7, 2019

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American film that has joined the ranks of classic movies. The comedy-drama which tells the story of its titular character, Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks), has been watched by millions of people all over the world and stole the hearts of viewers thanks to the beautiful storytelling. Gump is a man from Alabama with below-average IQ but who’s heart is in the right place. The film shows his life experiences throughout a span of decades in 20th century America.

The film was a smashing success at the box office, recognized as a top-grossing film in the country and earning more than $667 million globally. It won numerous accolades during the Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, there’s a lot about the film that even ardent fans don’t know. Thankfully, we’ve collected all the most amazing Forrest Gump facts into this list for your surprise and delight.

Top Earnings
While most actors prefer a salary when making a film, Tom Hanks agreed to take on a portion of what the film would earn instead. It turned out to be a smart move for the actor as the film earned $677 million. Forrest Gump also earned him a Best Actor award at the Oscars (his second in a row).

The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who is known for his amazing work in visual effects. Zemeckis has produce many more successful movies since Forrest Gump, including Polar Express, Monster House, and Beowulf. Forrest Gump, however, remains the top-grossing film among his works.