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

  • The Dark Knight made more money in its first six days in the US than Batman Begins made in its entire domestic run.
  • The Postman, Costner’s second jaunt to a post-apocalyptic world, holds the 8th spot on the biggest flops losing $62m.
  • John Travolta would have played Maverick in Top Gun if his asking price wasn't too high.
  • While filming Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren punched Sylvester Stallone's chest so hard, his heart slammed against his breastbone, causing it to swell and his systolic blood pressure shot to over 200. Filming was halted as Stallone was flown to a nearby hospital and spent eight days in intensive care.
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