This classic film is one which has the power to move you to tears even decades after its release.

Winning countless awards for Best Actor, director, picture and screenplay, this is one of the most universally loved films ever made.

Based on the 1986 novel, written by Winston Groom,  the on screen version of Forrest Gump may have some hidden secrets which even the most keen film fanatic may not have known.

 

1. John Travolta

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There were a few other actors who were considered for the role of Forrest Gump. One of which was John Travolta, who actually turned the role down. Other actors included Bill Murray and Chevy Chase. It is said that Winston Groom, the author of the novel, envisaged John Goodman as the perfect Gump.

2. The Voice

Tom Hanks modelled his accent on the real life accent of Michael Connor Humphreys, the boy who played young Forrest Gump in the movie. Producers were going to have to try and teach Humphreys to speak in the same accent as Hanks, however Hanks suggested it would be easier for him to adjust his accent to sound more like the boy.

3. Directors

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Both Terry Gilliam and Barry Sonnenfeld turned down the opportunity to direct before the film went to Robert Zemeckis.