These Forrest Gump Facts Are Better Than a Box of Chocolates

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An Iconic Year

When Forrest Gump was in theaters, it did pretty well. However, also in theaters at the time were classics like Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Jurassic Park leading the box office sales.

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Money Maker

The original budget for the movie was 55 million dollars. A high price, but luckily the film earned over 279 million dollars in the opening month.

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The More You Know

  • The code in "The Matrix" comes from sushi recipes.
  • In the entire Lord of the Rings film trilogy, no two female characters ever speak to each other.
  • For 'Fight Club' (1999), Brad Pitt had pieces of his front teeth chipped off to play Tyler Durden. He also took soap-making classes, boxing, taekwondo, and grappling lessons with Edward Norton to prepare for the role.
  • Hugh Jackman went without water for 36 hours before filming the opening scene of 'Les Miserables.'
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