Forrest Gump is a drama film released on July 6, 1994, produced by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth, and was based on a novel written by Winston Groom. The film was produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Charles Newirth, and starred Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field.
Forrest Gump is a story about a man by the same name who is accidentally and ironically present at many historic moments.. After its release, the film received 38 nominations, and received 32 various wins and 6 Academy Awards in 1995 for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Effects, Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
It was given an MPAA rating of PG-13, and runs 141 minutes. In total, the film grossed over $670 million worldwide.
Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump: though at an early age a doctor determines Forrest possesses an IQ of 75, he encounters many historical figures and events throughout his life. John Travolta was the original choice to play the title role, and admits passing on the role was a mistake. Bill Murray was also considered for the role. Hanks revealed that he signed onto the film after an hour and a half of reading the script. He initially wanted to ease Forrest's pronounced Southern accent, but was eventually persuaded by director Bob Zemeckis to portray the heavy ...