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

  • Paranormal Activity cost $15000 to make and has grossed $210 million so far.
  • 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.
  • The Candyman, played by Tony Todd, had to put real bees into his mouth to film the movie’s climax.
  • Some of the velociraptor noises in "Jurassic Park" are actually tortoises mating.
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