Back in 1994, Tom Hanks starred in one of his best films to date: Forrest Gump. The endearing film combined historical fiction with just enough comedy. Instantly, the movie became a classic and won about half of the Academy Awards it was nominated for in 1995. However, there are still some things fans don’t know about the beloved film. So sit back and read all of the unknown facts about this iconic film!
Fans probably did not realize this timeline failure related to Gump’s running scene. Hank’s character claims he ran for a total of three years and two months. However, he began when President Carter collapsed from heat exhaustion, which took place on October 1, 1979. Then, Gump gets a letter from Jenny and the assassination attempt on President Reagan is happening, which actually makes his run a year and a half.
Secret Behind War Scenes
Clearly, we knew war shots were not filmed in Vietnam, but how did they achieve such realistic settings? Turns out, the swamps, jungle and muddy ground were a combination of CGI and a real life golf course. Yes, in fact, they shot the Vietnam war scene just off South Carolina’s coast on a Fripp Island golf course. That’s how they achieved the green, earthy feel of the Vietnam jungle. Amazing!