The Forrest Gump movie fact

 The Forrest Gump movie fact

Gump’s adventures include his meeting President John F. Kennedy in 1960, dabbling in the hippie movement of the 1960s and befriending Elvis Presley in 1969, nearly marrying Jenny Curran (Robin Wright Penn) and meeting the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson, Jimmy Carter and President Clinton.

It was during this period that we also saw Forrest become a Vietnam War veteran and a cook at a San Francisco restaurant. The movie also features appearances by Tom Hanks as Forrest’s mentor “Papaw” Gump, Gary Sinise as “Cooter” and Robin Williams as Forrest’s younger brother “Bubba.”

“Forrest Gump” was a huge success, becoming the highest-grossing movie in Alabama history with more than $589-million worldwide. It won seven Academy Awards and is still one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time, with more than 31 million copies sold.

The movie also won seven Grammys, including Best Motion Picture Soundtrack and Best Original Score, among several other awards. In 1993, “Forrest Gump” became the first film to ever win the top three awards at both the Oscars and the MTV Movie Awards in two consecutive years (it has since been tied by “Slumdog Millionaire”).

Now, 25 years later, “Forrest Gump” is still one of the most popular movies in Hollywood, ranking No. 6 in the Internet Movie Database’s Top 250 Movies. And the film has become a cultural touchstone for Alabamians. As of April 2015, there are more than 4,000 “Forrest Gump”-related results on Youtube and an “In Memory of Forrest Gump” Facebook group with more than 8,000 likes.

To celebrate its anniversary, AL.com took a look back at some fun facts about “Forrest Gump.”

Over further than a quarter-century, “ Forrest Gump” has established a significant place in Alabama’s pop- culture history. 

 Robert Zemeckis’Oscar- winning adaption of Winston Groom’s new tells the unthinkable fictional story of a good-natured Alabama man who substantiations and participates in numerous of the defining events of American history during the ultimate half of the 20th century. 

1. Forrest Gump was a born less than three weeks after his father’s death

In the movie, Forrest is portrayed as a young child when he meets Lt. Dan, who is on assignment in Korea in 1955. After the war, Dan returns home and finds that he has lost both of his legs to the war.

When Forrest meets Lt. Dan, he is innocent and unaware of life’s hardships. As a result of the war, Lt. Dan becomes bitter and angry. He cannot stand to look at himself in mirror so instead he stares at a “picture of Jesus from his wallet-sized Bible that Elvis gave him as a present” (according to IMDB).

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