These Forrest Gump Facts Are Better Than a Box of Chocolates

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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  • Pixar’s, UP was the first ever animated film and 3D film to open the Cannes Film Festival.
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