The movie was released on July 6, 1994, and became of the best classics ever made. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, there are several facts that maybe you didn’t know existed in the movie.
1. Tom Hanks ad-libbed his catchphrase.
Tom Hanks was the fourth person in line to be cast after three other actors rejected the role. He fell in love with the script in 1.5 hours and we fell in love with how the movie turned out thanks to him.
His popular line where he introduced himself “My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump” was actually an ad-lib by Tom Hanks who won an Oscar for the film. Director Robert Zemeckis left it because he liked how it turned out so much and we all loved it as well.
2. The reported was a tourist
The man who approached Forest after he returns from Vietnam in Washington DC is actually a tourist. Then, it was pretty common for this to happen and the tourist accepted the role. So, among the reporters here, one of them just happened to be there at the right time.
3. Jenny (Curran) died of AIDS, maybe.
Most of you probably didn’t know her last name, since it wasn’t mentioned in the movie. So, yes, her last name is Curran. Now, onto the next debated issue is how she died. Some agree that HIV/AIDS may have been the cause based on what was implied from her lifestyle.
Forrest meets her back in a bar where she was naked, performing with a guitar and almost killed herself. Since she was expelled from school due to inappropriate pictures of herself in ‘Playboy’ magazine, she has been joining hippies and involved in drugs. It seems that after she had Forrest Jr., she relapsed and that’s when she got it.
You can currently stream the classic movie on Netflix right now.