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"Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy, who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest's mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 23, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Ralston Best Visual Effects 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nancy Haigh Best Art Direction 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Thom Best Sound 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Randy Thom Best Sound Effects Editing 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephen Rosenbaum Best Visual Effects 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steve Starkey Best Picture 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steve Tisch Best Picture 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Wendy Finerman Best Picture 1994 Winner
National Board of Review Gary Sinise Best Supporting Actor 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Gary Sinise Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gary Sinise Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Sinise Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alan Silvestri Best Original Score 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alan Silvestri Best Score 1994 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Sally Field Best Supporting Actress 1994 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Tom Hanks Best Actor 1994 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tom Hanks Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1994 Winner
National Board of Review Tom Hanks Best Actor 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Hanks Best Actor 1994 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert Zemeckis Best Director 1993 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert Zemeckis Best Director 1994 Winner
Directors Guild of America Robert Zemeckis Best Director 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Zemeckis Best Director 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George Murphy Best Visual Effects 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Robin Wright Penn Best Supporting Actress 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robin Wright Penn Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eric Roth Best Adapted Screenplay 1994 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Eric Roth Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gloria S. Borders Best Sound Effects 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur Schmidt Best Editing 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Carter Best Art Direction 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William B. Kaplan Best Sound 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis S. Sands Best Sound 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Johnson Best Sound 1994 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Don Burgess Best Cinematography 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don Burgess Best Cinematography 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hallie D'Amore Best Makeup 1994 Nominee

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Forrest Gump
Robin Wright
as Jenny Curran
Gary Sinise
as Lt. Dan Taylor
Mykelti Williamson
as Bubba Blue
Sally Field
as Mrs. Gump
Hanna R. Hall
as Young Jenny Curran
Ellen Lewis
Harold G. Herthum
as Doctor
Bob Penny
as Cronie
Sam Anderson
as Principal Hancock
Peter Dobson
as Young Elvis Presley
Siobhan Fallon
as School Bus Driver
Jason McGuire
as Fat Teen
Sonny Shroyer
as College Football Coach
Brett Rice
as High School Football Coach
David Brisbin
as Newscaster
Al Harrington
as Local Anchor #1
Afemo Omilami
as Drill Sergeant
Mike Jolly
as Club Patron
John Voldstad
as Club Patron
Jeffrey Winner
as Club Patron
Byron Minns
as Wounded Soldier
John Galt
as President Johnson
Geoffrey Blake
as Wesley
Paul Raczkowski
as Man in VW Bug
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Joe Alaskey
as Richard M. Nixon
Peter Bannon
as Local Correspondent #2
Joe Washington
as Local Anchor #2
Hallie D'Amore
as Waitress in Cafe
Charles Boswell
as Aging Hippie
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Jenny's Babysitter
Don Fischer
as Army Recruiter
Michael Burgess
as Cleveland
Haley Joel Osment
as Forrest Junior
Aaron Michael Lacey
as Lt. Venetti
Geoffrey Blake
as Wesley
John Galt
as President Johnson
John Voldstad
as Club Patron
Jeffrey Winner
as Club Patron
Brett Rice
as High School Football Coach
Aaron Michael Lacey
as Lt. Venetti
Siobhan Fallon
as School Bus Driver
Byron Minns
as Wounded Soldier
Sam Anderson
as Principal Hancock
Jason McGuire
as Fat Teen
Paul Raczkowski
as Man in VW Bug
Sonny Shroyer
as College Football Coach
Peter Dobson
as Young Elvis Presley
Al Harrington
as Local Anchor #1
David Brisbin
as Newscaster
Mike Jolly
as Club Patron
Afemo Omilami
as Drill Sergeant
Haley Joel Osment
as Forrest Junior
Harold G. Herthum
as Doctor
Michael Burgess
as Cleveland
Bob Penny
as Cronie
Don Fischer
as Army Recruiter
Charles Boswell
as Aging Hippie
Peter Bannon
as Local Correspondent #2
Joe Washington
as Local Anchor #2
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Jenny's Babysitter
Joe Alaskey
as Richard M. Nixon
Hallie D'Amore
as Waitress in Cafe

Crew

Robert Zemeckis
Director
Wendy Finerman
Producer
Steve Starkey
Producer
Steve Tisch
Producer
Winston Groom
Book Author
Eric Roth
Screenwriter
Don Burgess
Cinematographer
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Schmidt
Editor
Rick Carter
Production Designer
Charles James Newirth
Production Designer
Leslie McDonald
Art Director
Jim Teegarden
Art Director
Charles James Newirth
Co-producer
James C. Feng
Set Designer
Erin Kemp
Set Designer
Elizabeth Lapp
Set Designer
Lauren Polizzi
Set Designer
Nancy Haigh
Set Designer
Joanna Johnston
Costume Designer
William B. Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Johnson
Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis S. Sands
Sound/Sound Designer
Ken Ralston
Special Effects
Steve Starkey
First Assistant Director
Bruce G. Moriarty
First Assistant Director
Ellen Lewis
Casting
Hallie D'Amore
Makeup
Timothy Record
Production Assistant
Gloria S. Borders
Sound Effects Editor
Randy Thom
Sound Effects Editor
David M. Dunlap
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Joel Sill
Executive Music Producer
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