Forrest Gump

1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic comedy-drama romance movie.[1] It is based on the 1986 book of the same name by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump is the main character of both the movie and book. The movie earned much money in theaters. It earned $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run. It earned more money than any other movie in North America that year. The movie was nominated for a total of 13 Academy Awards. It won six of these, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

Forrest Gump
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Written byScreenplay:
Eric Roth
Winston Groom
Produced byWendy Finerman
Steve Tisch
Charles Newirth
StarringTom Hanks
Robin Wright
Gary Sinise
Mykelti Williamson
Sally Field
Haley Joel Osment
Edited byArthur Schmidt
Music byAlan Silvestri
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
July 6, 1994
Running time
141 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$677,387,716

The Forrest Gump is renowned for its timeless storytelling, iconic characters, and Oscar-winning excellence. Tom Hanks' portrayal of Forrest Gump in an American historical journey, coupled with innovative visuals and social commentary, continues to resonate with audiences.[2]

The movie is set in Alabama. It tells the story of a man with an IQ of 75 and his epic journey through life. It tells about him meeting historical people, affecting popular culture and being a part of historic events. While all this happened, Forrest does not know the importance of the events were because of his naiveté and much lower than average intelligence. There are many differences between the story in the movie and the story in the novel.



The movie won six Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Visual Effects, Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay. The film was nominated for an additional six Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan. The other nominations were for Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing, Makeup, Original Score and Sound Mixing. At the Golden Globes the film won for Best Motion Picture in the Drama Category, Best Direction of a Motion Picture and Best performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture and was nominated for Best Original Score, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. The movie has a 71 percent rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes with 40 positive and 16 negative reviews. The audience gave the film a rating of 4.1 out of 5 on the website with 93% of the audience liking the film.

Other websites



  1. Balani, Ayushi (17 March 2023). "Top 10 romantic movies to watch with your bae this Valentine's Week". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 21 August 2023.
  2. "Is "Forrest Gump" the Greatest Film Ever Made? Find Out Why!". Critic Film. 2023-10-19. Retrieved 2023-10-23.