Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1) by Winston GroomMeet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabamas football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and youve got to read it to believe it....
50 Facts about Forrest Gump That Momma Didn’t Tell You
But while you may be able to recall just about every scene from the film, there are so many interesting facts you probably never knew. Yes, you read that correctly. Tom Hanks was not paid for doing the film but chose to accept percentage points from it. His younger brother, Jim Hanks , actually doubled for him in many of them. Ever wonder how they made it look like Hanks was so good at playing ping pong? Of course, some movie magic was used to create those scenes. Turns out the actor was never hitting a ball in the first place.
The film Forrest Gump is a classic! We compiled our favorite 50 facts about the film for you to enjoy! - It has the power to make a grown man weep like an infant, even almost 20 years after its release.
It's been almost 20 years since "Forrest Gump" was released. As the winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, it's still one of the most-loved movies of all time, even if you want to punch someone every time they quote Forrest's famous line, "Life is like a box of chocolates The scene where Forrest sits in the hallway of his school while his mother talks to the principal was inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting "Girl with a Black Eye. Chappelle said he thought the movie would bomb--and later admitted he regretted not taking the role. Jenny's last name is Curran, but it is never said in the film.