10 Facts About Forrest Gump You Never Knew

A film that is on nearly everyone’s playlist, Forrest Gump is one film that has the power to move people to tears decades after its release. Forrest Gump is one of the most beloved movies ever made. It went on to win Oscars for Best Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Not everybody knows that the movie was based on a novel penned by Winston Groom. This list contains 10 facts about the film ‘Forrest Gump’ you might not know.

John Travolta

John Travolta was the original choice to play Forrest Gump but rejected the role.


Tom Hanks was not paid for the movie. Instead, the actor took percentage points that earned him $40 million.