These Forrest Gump Facts Are Better Than a Box of Chocolates

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Stars in the Stars

In the movie, Gary Sinise’s character makes a reference to the Forrest Gump book. He says that the day Forrest works on the shrimp boat is the day he becomes an astronaut, both of which are jobs he held in the book.

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Casting Conundrum

Though Tom Hanks’ performance was hailed as some of his best work, he almost didn’t have the part. The first choice was John Travolta. Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were also considered. Bet they’re upset they passed it up!

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The More You Know

  • Often derided as a mega-flop, Waterworld actually took home nearly $90m more in worldwide box office than its estimated budget.
  • Like Facebook, Star Wars was originally prefixed by the definite article ‘The’. Much cleaner without it.
  • Inspiration for the Hulk came from Frankenstein’s monster.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio did not do the drawing in ‘Titanic’
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