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Forrest Gump

Original film poster
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Produced by Wendy Finerman
Steve Tisch
Steve Starkey
Charles Newirth (co-produced)
Written by Eric Roth (Screenplay)
Starring Tom Hanks
Robin Wright
Gary Sinise
Mykelti Williamson
and Sally Field
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Don Burgess
Editing by Arthur Schmidt
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) July 6, 1994
Running time 141 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$55 million
Gross revenue US$679,693,974
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom and the name of the title character of both. The film was a huge commercial success, earning US$677 million worldwide during its theatrical run making it the top grossing film in North America released that year. The film garnered a total of 13 Academy Award nominations, of which it won six, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks). Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... Forrest Gump - Original Motion Picture Score is the original score album for the film Forrest Gump, the music was composed by Alan Silvestri. ... Forrest Gump may refer to: Forrest Gump (novel): A 1986 novel. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (519x755, 34 KB)original movie poster source:www. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Wendy Finerman (born 1961) is an Oscar-winning producer of nearly a dozen feature films. ... Steven Steve Tisch is the chairman, executive vice president, and co-owner of the New York Giants, as well as a movie director. ... Charles Newirth (Born August 22, 1955 in New York City) is an American film producer. ... Eric Roth (born 1945) is an American screenwriter. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Robin Gayle Wright Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning, Golden Palm- and Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. ... Mykelti Williamson (born March 4, 1960 in St. ... Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award winning American actress. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... A drama film is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Forrest Gump is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. ... Winston Groom (born 1944) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994. ... Forrest Gump is a fictional character in the novel and movie Forrest Gump. ... USD redirects here. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ...


The film tells the story of a man with an IQ of 75 and his epic journey through life, meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture and experiencing first-hand historic events while being largely unaware of their significance, due to his lower than average intelligence. The film differs substantially from the book on which it was based. IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Plot

The film begins with a feather falling to the feet of Forrest Gump who is sitting at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia. Forrest picks up the feather and puts it in the book Curious George, then tells the story of his life to a woman seated next to him. The listeners at the bus stop change regularly throughout his narration, each showing a different attitude ranging from disbelief and indifference to rapt veneration. This article is about the childrens book series. ...


On his first day of school, he meets a girl named Jenny, whose life is followed in parallel to Forrest's at times. Having discarded his leg braces, his ability to run at lightning speed gets him into college on a football scholarship. After his college graduation, he enlists in the army and is sent to Vietnam, where he makes fast friends with a black man named Bubba, who convinces Forrest to go into the shrimping business with him when the war is over. Though Forrest ends up saving much of his platoon, Bubba is killed in action. Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. An orthopaedic brace (also orthosis or orthotic) is a device used to: immobilise a joint or body segment, restrict movement in a given direction, assist movement, reduce weight-bearing forces, or correct the shape of the body. ... For other uses, see Medal of Honor (disambiguation). ...


While Forrest is in recovery for a bullet shot to his "butt-tox", he discovers his uncanny ability for ping-pong, eventually gaining popularity and rising to celebrity status, later playing ping-pong competitively against Chinese teams. At an anti-war rally in Washington, D.C. Forrest reunites with Jenny, who has been living a hippie counterculture lifestyle. Bottom commonly refers to the human buttocks but also has other uses. ... Ping Pong redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ...


Returning home, Forrest endorses a company that makes ping-pong paddles, earning himself $25,000, which he uses to buy a shrimping boat, fulfilling his promise to Bubba. His commanding officer from Vietnam, Lieutenant Dan, joins him. Though initially Forrest has little success, after finding his boat the only surviving boat in the area after Hurricane Carmen, he begins to pull in huge amounts of shrimp and uses it to buy an entire fleet of shrimp boats. Lieutenant Dan invests the money in Apple Computer and Forrest is financially secure for the rest of his life. He returns home to see his mother's last days. Hurricane Carmen was the third named storm of the 1974 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Apple Inc. ...


One day, Jenny returns to visit Forrest and he proposes marriage to her. She declines, though feels obliged to prove her love to him by sleeping with him. She leaves early the next morning. On a whim, Forrest elects to go for a run. Seemingly capriciously, he decides to keep running across the country several times, over some three and a half years, becoming famous.


In present-day, Forrest reveals that he is waiting at the bus stop because he received a letter from Jenny who, having seen him run on television, asks him to visit her. Once he is reunited with Jenny, Forrest discovers she has a young son, of whom Forrest is the father. Jenny tells Forrest she is suffering from a virus (probably HIV, though this is never definitively stated).[1][2][3] Together the three move back to Greenbow, Alabama. Jenny and Forrest finally marry. Jenny dies soon afterward. Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ...


The film ends with father and son waiting for the school bus on little Forrest's first day of school. Opening the book his son is taking to school, the white feather from the beginning of the movie is seen to fall from within the pages. As the bus pulls away, the white feather is caught on a breeze and drifts skyward.


Themes

Though superficially Gump might not seem to understand all that goes on around him, the viewer gets the sense that he knows enough, the rest being superfluous detail. Roger Ebert offers the example of Jenny telling Forrest, "You don't know what love is."[4]


Also explored in the film are the opposing ideas that in life we either follow a set plan, or that we float about randomly like a feather in the wind. Relevant to this idea is the now famous quotation from the film, "life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get."


It has also been argued that while Forrest follows a very conservative lifestyle, Jenny's life is full of countercultural embrace, replete with drug usage and antiwar rallies, and that their eventual marriage might be a kind of tongue-in-cheek reconciliation.


Some other commentators, however, believe that the film forecasted the 1994 Republican Revolution and uses the image of Forrest Gump to promote traditional, conservative values adhered by Gump's character.[5] The Republican Revolution refers to the success of Republican Party in the 1994 U.S. midterm elections, which resulted in a net gain of 54 seats in the House of Representatives, and a pickup of eight seats in the Senate. ...


Production details

Ken Ralston and his team at Industrial Light & Magic were responsible for the film's visual effects. Using CGI-techniques it was possible to depict Gump meeting now-deceased presidents and shaking their hands. Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


Archival footage was used and with the help of techniques like chroma key, warping, morphing and rotoscoping, Tom Hanks was integrated into it. This feat was honored with an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... Rotoscoping is a technique where animators trace live action movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. ...


The CGI removal of actor Gary Sinise's legs, after his character had them amputated, was achieved by wrapping his legs with a blue fabric, which later facilitated the work of the "roto-paint"-team to paint out his legs from every single frame. At one point, while hoisting himself into his wheelchair, his "missing" legs are used for support. Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning, Golden Palm- and Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. ... Wheelchair seating in a theater. ...


Dick Cavett played himself in the 1970s with make-up applied to make it appear that he was much younger than the actor was during the filming. Consequently, Cavett is the only well-known figure in the film to actually play himself for the feature, rather than via archive footage. Richard Alva Dick Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an Emmy-winning American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues. ...


Differences from novel

Forrest Gump is based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Both center around the character of Forrest Gump. However, the film primarily focuses on the first eleven chapters of the novel, before skipping ahead to the end of the novel with the founding of Bubba Gump Shrimp and the meeting with Forrest Jr. In addition to skipping some parts of the novels, the film adds several aspects to Forrest's life that do not occur in the novel, such as his needing leg braces as a child and his run across the country. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Forrest Gump is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. ... Winston Groom (born 1944) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994. ...


Forrest's core character and personality are also changed from the novel, and it has been reported that Groom was annoyed by the changes.[6]


Reception

In Tom Hanks' words, "The film is non-political and thus non-judgmental". Nevertheless, in 1994, CNN's Crossfire debated whether the film had a left- or right-wing bias. Filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman has noted that Gump's successes result from doing what he is told by others, and never showing any initiative of his own, in contrast to Jenny's more forthright and independent character who is shown descending into drugs, prostitution, and death.[7] December 6, 2004 edition of Crossfire. ... Lloyd Kaufman Lloyd Kaufman is an American film director, producer, and documentarian. ... Whore redirects here. ...


The film received mostly positive critical reviews at the time of its release, with Roger Ebert saying, "The screenplay by Eric Roth has the complexity of modern fiction....[Hanks'] performance is a breathtaking balancing act between comedy and sadness, in a story rich in big laughs and quiet truths....what a magical movie."[8] The film received notable pans from several major reviewers, however, including The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly, which said that the movie "reduces the tumult of the last few decades to a virtual-reality theme park: a baby-boomer version of Disney's America."[9] As of March 2008, the film garners a 73% "Fresh" rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.[10] Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... Eric Roth (born 1945) is an American screenwriter. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... Disneys America was a theme park that was to be built by The Walt Disney Company in Haymarket, Virginia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


However, the film is commonly seen as a polarizing one for audiences, with Entertainment Weekly writing in 2004, "Nearly a decade after it earned gazillions and swept the Oscars, Robert Zemeckis' ode to 20th-century America still represents one of cinema's most clearly drawn lines in the sand. One half of folks see it as an artificial piece of pop melodrama, while everyone else raves that it's sweet as a box of chocolates."[11] The film also came in at #71 on AFI's Top-100 American movies of all time list in 2007. Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cast

Actor Role
Tom Hanks Forrest Gump
Robin Wright Penn Jenny Curran
Gary Sinise Lieutenant Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue
Sally Field Forrest's mother
Michael Conner Humphreys Young Forrest Gump
Hanna R. Hall Young Jenny Curran
Haley Joel Osment Forrest Gump Jr.
Sam Anderson Principal Hancock
Geoffrey Blake Wesley, SDS Organizer
David Brisbin Newscaster
Peter Dobson Elvis Presley
Siobhan Fallon Dorothy Harris, School Bus Driver
Osmar Olivo Drill Sergeant
Brett Rice High School Football Coach
Sonny Shroyer Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
Kurt Russell Voice of Elvis Presley
Harold G. Herthum Doctor

Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Forrest Gump is a fictional character in the novel and movie Forrest Gump. ... Robin Gayle Wright Penn (born April 8, 1966) is an American film actress. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning, Golden Palm- and Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. ... Mykelti Williamson (born March 4, 1960 in St. ... Sally Margaret Field (born November 6, 1946) is a two-time Academy Award winning American actress. ... Michael Conner Humphreys (b. ... Hanna Rose Hall (born July 9, 1984) is an American actress. ... Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Sam Anderson Sam Anderson is an American actor from Wahpeton, North Dakota. ... Geoffrey Blake is an American film and television actor who was born on 20 August 1962. ... David Brisbin is a television actor, who gained fame in the television show, Hey Dude. ... Peter Dobson is an American actor who has appeared in Drowning Mona, The Frighteners, The Poseidon Adventure, and the film adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Siobhan Fallon (born May 13, 1961) is an American actress. ... Sonny Shroyer as Hazzard County Deputy Enos Strate Otis Burt Sonny Shroyer, Jr. ... Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913–January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... Elvis redirects here. ...

Soundtrack

Main articles: Forrest Gump (soundtrack) and Forrest Gump - Original Motion Picture Score

The soundtrack from Forrest Gump had a variety of music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and early 80s performed by American artists. It went on to sell 12 million copies, and is one of the top selling albums in the United States.[12] Forrest Gump is the soundtrack album based on the Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning film, Forrest Gump, and contains such artists as Elvis Presley, Clarence Frogman Henry, Joan Baez, Aretha Franklin, Randy Newman and many more. ... Forrest Gump - Original Motion Picture Score is the original score album for the film Forrest Gump, the music was composed by Alan Silvestri. ... This is a list of best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. ...


Awards and nominations

1994 Academy Awards (Oscars) Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... The 67th Academy Awards, honoring the best movies of 1994, were held on March 27, 1995 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. ...

1995 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn Awards) Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... ©A.M.P.A.S.® The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to artists working in the motion picture industry. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning, Golden Palm- and Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... Charles Rosher the first recipient in 1928 The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... These are the Academy Award for Makeup winners and nominees: 1980s 1982 Quest for Fire Gandhi 1983 none given 1984 Amadeus 2010: The Year We Make Contact Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 1985 Mask The Color Purple 1986 The Fly The Clan of the Cave Bear... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ... The Academy Award of Merit for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ...

1995 Amanda Awards The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Supporting Actor (in a film): ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning, Golden Palm- and Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Fantasy Film: ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Actor (in a film): ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Music: Category: ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Special Effects: ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Writing: ... The Amanda is an award given annually at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway, since 1985. ...

  • Won - Best Film (International)

1995 American Cinema Editors (Eddies) Founded in 1950, American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements, their education of others, and their dedication to editing itself. ...

  • Won - Best Edited Feature Film — Arthur Schmidt

1995 American Comedy Awards The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. ...

  • Won - Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) — Tom Hanks

1995 American Society of Cinematographers The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is not a labor union or guild, but rather an educational, cultural and professional organization. ...

  • Nominated - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases — Don Burgess

1995 BAFTA Film Awards BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...

  • Won - Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects — Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Doug Chiang, Allen Hall
  • Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role — Tom Hanks
  • Nominated - Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Sally Field
  • Nominated - Best Film — Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis
  • Nominated - Best Cinematography — Don Burgess
  • Nominated - David Lean Award for Direction — Robert Zemeckis
  • Nominated - Best Editing — Aurthur Schmidt
  • Nominated - Best Adapted Screenplay — Eric Roth

1995 Casting Society of America (Artios) The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film for each year, in addition to the retired earlier versions of those awards. ... Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1982, the Casting Society of America (CSA) is a professional society of about 350 casting directors for film, television, and theatre in Australia, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. ...

  • Nominated - Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama — Ellen Lewis

1995 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards The Chicago Film Critics Association is an American film critic association. ...

  • Won - Best Actor — Tom Hanks

1995 Directors Guild of America Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ...

  • Won - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures — Robert Zemeckis, Charles Newirth, Bruce Moriarity, Cherylanne Martin, Dana J. Kuznetzkoff

1995 Golden Globe Awards 52nd Golden Globe Awards - 21 January 1995 Picture, Drama Picture, Comedy/Musical Series, Drama Series, Comedy/Musical (tie) Series, Comedy/Musical (tie) The 52nd Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1994, were held on January 21, 1995 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills...

  • Won - Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama — Tom Hanks
  • Won - Best Director - Motion Picture — Robert Zemeckis
  • Won - Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture — Gary Sinise
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture — Robin Wright Penn
  • Nominated - Best Original Score — Alan Silvestri
  • Nominated - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture — Eric Roth

1995 Heartland Film Festival The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... The Heartland Film Festival is a film festival held each October in Indianapolis, Indiana. ...

  • Won - Studio Crystal Heart Award — Winston Groom

1995 MTV Movie Awards The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ...

  • Nominated - Best Breakthrough Performance — Mykelti Williamson
  • Nominated - Best Male Performance — Tom Hanks
  • Nominated - Best Movie

1995 Motion Picture Sound Editors (Golden Reel Award) Founded in 1953, Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors. ...

  • Won - Best Sound Editing

1994 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. ...

  • Nominated - Best Actor — Tom Hanks
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actor — Gary Sinise
  • Nominated - Best Picture

1995 PGA Golden Laurel Awards Producers Guild of America (PGA) is a trade organization representing the television and film producers in the United States. ...

  • Won - Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award — Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey, Charles Newirth

1995 People's Choice Awards The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ...

  • Won - Favorite All-Around Motion Picture
  • Won - Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture

1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120,000 film and television principal performers and background performers worldwide. ...

  • Won - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role — Tom Hanks
  • Nominated - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role — Gary Sinise
  • Nominated - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role — Sally Field & Robin Wright Penn

1995 Writers Guild of America Awards Annual awards given out by the Writers Guild of America for outstanding achievements in film, TV, or radio writing. ...

  • Won - Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium — Eric Roth

1995 Young Artist Awards The Young Artist Award is an award which is presented yearly by the Young Artist Foundation. ...

  • Won - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor 10 or Younger — Haley Joel Osment
  • Won - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress 10 or Younger — Hanna R. Hall
  • Nominated - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Co-Starring — Michael Conner Humphreys

Sequel

A screenplay based on the original novel's sequel, Gump and Co., was written by Eric Roth in 2001. Due to a legal dispute between Winston Groom and Paramount Pictures over the first movie, the sequel was never put into production. In March 2007, however, it was reported that the dispute has been resolved and that Paramount producers are now taking another look at the screenplay.[13] Gump and Co. ... Eric Roth (born 1945) is an American screenwriter. ...


See also

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Times Square, New York The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. ...

References

  1. ^ Maltby, Richard (2003). Hollywood Cinema. Blackwell Publishing, 441. ISBN 0631216154. 
  2. ^ Sobchack, Vivian Carol (2000). Meta-Morphing: Visual Transformation and the Culture of Quick-change. University of Minnesota Press, 199. ISBN 0816633193. 
  3. ^ Chapman, James (2003). Cinemas of the World: Film and Society from 1895 to the Present. Reaktion Books, 151. ISBN 1861891628. 
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger. Forrest Gump. July 6, 1994.
  5. ^ Gordinier, Jeff. Mr. Gump Goes to Washington. Feb 10, 1995.
  6. ^ Mandell, Jonathan. "In Search of Forrest Gump: Ala. Writer Winston Groom's Character Changes On Screen", Chicago Sun-Times, 1994-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. (English) "The Forrest Gump who's charming moviegoers is not the Forrest Gump that Winston Groom remembers. The Gump of the movie is much different. The difference can be startling - and, if you are Gump's creator, perhaps annoying." 
  7. ^ INTERVIEW: Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman. by David Walker, Willamette Week. (1994-07-06). Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  8. ^ Forrest Gump. by Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times. (1994-07-06). Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  9. ^ Movie Review: Forrest Gump. by Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly. (1994-07-15). Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  10. ^ Forrest Gump. RottenTomatoes.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  11. ^ Cry Hard 2: The Readers Strike Back. Entertainment Weekly. (2004-01-09). Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  12. ^ Top Albums at the Recording Industry Association of America
  13. ^ Forrest Gump Gets a Sequel

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Forrest Gump
Awards
Preceded by
Schindler's List
Academy Award for Best Picture
1994
Succeeded by
Braveheart
Golden Globe for Best Picture - Drama
1994
Succeeded by
Sense and Sensibility

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Forrest Gump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3940 words)
Forrest Gump is a 1985 novel by Winston Groom, a 1994 film adaptation, and the name of the titular character of both.
Forrest tells her of his impending tour of duty in Vietnam, and she advises him not to be brave and to just run if he is ever in trouble.
Forrest shows Jenny's letter to her, and she tells him that the address of Jenny's house is only "five or six blocks" down Henry Street, in Savannah, Georgia.
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