Forrest Gump on TV: no cachet for Tom Hanks and the rejection (with subsequent repentance) of John Travolta, the 10 secrets



On March 5, 1995 Forrest Gump triumphs at the 21st edition of the People’s Choice Awards, a popular suffrage review that rewards the best films and characters of the television and film season. A few weeks later Robert Zemeckis’ film, inspired by Winston Groom’s novel of the same name, will be awarded 6 statuettes at the night of the Oscars (Best film, Best director, Best leading actor, Best adapted screenplay, Best editing and Best special effects) . The protagonist of the film is Tom Hanks who plays Forrest Gump, a man born in the 40s with an IQ bordering on normal. Thanks to favorable circumstances Forrest not only manages to achieve a successful life, to marry Jenny (Robin Wright) the girl he has always loved and to overcome tragedies such as the Vietnam War, but he also inspires contemporary icons such as Elvis Presley and John Lennon and meet characters who will later mark the 20th century. The film rewrites 30 years of American history, has a significant impact on popular culture and achieves great success with critics and audiences. Forrest Gump breaks the box office: costing 55 million dollars, it collects 678. Waiting to see it again on Sky Cinema Oscar at 18.50, here are 10 things you may not know about the film.


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