These Forrest Gump Facts Are Better Than a Box of Chocolates

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Forrest Gump quickly earned its title in every movie lover’s Hall of Fame after its 1994 release. Tom Hanks was praised for his iconic performance of the title character who could do it all, but how much do you really know about the film that had everyone comparing life to a box of chocolates? Read on to find out the secrets of the cinematic masterpiece…

Historically Correct

Tom Hanks is a very esteemed and celebrated actor, and it’s because he takes such pride in his work. He said he wouldn’t sign onto the script unless it was historically accurate. Attention to detail matters!

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Accent Accuracy

Tom Hanks was a little uncomfortable with Gump’s strong southern accent. He was worried he wouldn’t be able to do it convincingly, but he was persuaded by director Robert Zemeckis to dive into the drawl written for the character.

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The More You Know

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  • In the entire Lord of the Rings film trilogy, no two female characters ever speak to each other.
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  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who played the character of ‘Fogell/McLovin’ in the coming-of-age indie flick ‘Superbad,’ was only 17 when filming took place. Being a minor at the time, his mother was required to be on the set during the filming of his sex scene.
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