Saturday, October 17, 2009


Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis based on Winston Groom's 1986 novel. The cast consists of Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, and Gary Sinise. It's a story of a borderline mental retarded little boy named Forrest Gump who went through life unselfishly meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture and how he became a millionaire.
One famous memorable quotation by Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." 

The film garnered multiple awards and nominations, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards, among others. Music by Alan Silvestri.

1994 Academy Awards (Oscars)
Won - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role — Tom Hanks
Won - Best Director — Robert Zemeckis
Won - Best Film Editing — Arthur Schmidt
Won - Best Picture — Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch
Won - Best Visual Effects — Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Allen Hall
Won - Best Adapted Screenplay — Eric Roth

The world will never seem same once you've seen it through the eyes of... Forrest Gump.

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