Life is like a box of chocolates … or so says Forrest Gump, the beloved Tom Hanks character who won over moviegoers in 1994 with her southern charm and popular sayings passed down by her mother (Sally field).
Based on the novel by Winston Groom, Forrest Gump hit theaters less than four months after Hanks won an Oscar for his performance in 1993 Philadelphia. In 1995, the Captain Phillips The star took home his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Gump, becoming the second actor in history to win the trophy two years in a row.
The film also took home Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing, and was nominated in seven other categories. “I feel like I’m standing on magical legs in a special effects process that is too incredible to imagine and too expensive to realize,” Hanks said during his acceptance speech. “But here’s my mark, and that’s where I’m supposed to look. And believe me, the power, pleasure and emotion of this moment is a constant, the speed of light. “
Forrest Gump told the story of a young man of the same name who inadvertently witnessed tons of important events in American history while pursuing a career in the military and later as a shrimp boat captain in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the course of the film, Gump meets three presidents, witnesses Watergate, hangs out with the Black Panthers, fights in the Vietnam War, inspires John Lennon to write “Imagine,” and teaches Elvis Presley to dance. .
“It was an absolute game of chance”, Hanks He said USA Today of the movie in 2019. “It’s a really crazy and unique movie without a doubt. And it’s a movie where the great moments that resonate are going to change depending on when you’re watching it. “
While Hanks’s performance was one of the film’s highlights, he has since become known for his many quotable lines: “Stupid is as stupid does” and the like. During a 2015 interview with Graham norton, the Big star said “Run Forrest, run!” it was one of the most common things fans yelled at him when they met him on the street until Discard released in 2000.
“Now they just yell, ‘WILSON!’” He joked. “Obviously, ‘Wilson’ is a word from the universal language [so] they don’t bother to dub it into other languages. So it’s in Hindi, it’s in Japanese, Chinese. “
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