Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1) by Winston GroomMeet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabamas football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and youve got to read it to believe it....
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But while you may be able to recall just about every scene from the film, there are so many interesting facts you probably never knew. Yes, you read that correctly. Tom Hanks was not paid for doing the film but chose to accept percentage points from it. His younger brother, Jim Hanks , actually doubled for him in many of them. Ever wonder how they made it look like Hanks was so good at playing ping pong? Of course, some movie magic was used to create those scenes. Turns out the actor was never hitting a ball in the first place.
The film Forrest Gump is a classic! We compiled our favorite 50 facts about the film for you to enjoy! Talk about a good year for cinema! Tom Hanks modeled his accent on the real life accent of Michael Connor Humphreys, the boy who played young Forrest Gump in the movie. Although the charming home Forrest and his momma lived in looked like a real house that had been around for decades, it was actually built for the movie. Forrest Gump grew up in Greenbow, Alabama.
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Forrest Gump is the heart-warming tale of a slow-witted guy from Greenbow, Alabama who ends up living the most amazing life. He grows up in the Deep South with his mother and best friend Jenny, before embarking on an amazing adventure which sees him playing all-star college football, saving his platoon in Vietnam and even playing ping-pong against the Chinese national team! Along the way, we see some of the most pivotal events in US and world history, from the civil rights movement to the Watergate scandal. Scroll down the article to find out more! At one point in the movie, Forrest is telling Lieutenant Dan about his plans to become a shrimp boat captain. Instead we see Forrest become a successful businessman and philanthropist against all the odds , as well as a decorated war hero and a ping-pong player.
Novelist Winston Groom published Forrest Gump the book in When it came out it sold a modest 30, copies in hardback, but by —after the success of the film adaptation—it had sold 1. Cookbook was released , with a foreword written by Groom. The cookbook existed before the restaurant chain and has no affiliation with it. Tom Hanks spoke with USA Today for the movie's 25th anniversary and admitted that the film really could have gone either way in terms of the audience's acceptance of it and its main character. Also, in the book Forrest is described being 6'6" tall and weighing pounds, which is why Groom wanted John Goodman to play Forrest in the movie.