These Forrest Gump Facts Are Better Than a Box of Chocolates

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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The More You Know

  • Some of the velociraptor noises in "Jurassic Park" are actually tortoises mating.
  • Peter O’Toole was nominated for eight performance Oscars and didn’t win a single one.
  • The beer used while filming of the Hobbit was custom made by New Zealand brewers. It was a 1% dark stout called "Sobering Thought".
  • No actor in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ recognized that Vader was Luke’s dad.
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