The Resource Forrest Gump
- Forrest Gump
- Statement of responsibility
- Paramount Pictures presents a Steve Tisch/Wendy Finerman production ; a Robert Zemeckis film
- Title variation
- Tom Hanks is Forrest Gump
- The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation
- Awards note
- Academy Award, 1995: Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt), Best Visual Effects, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Eric Roth).
- Golden Globe, 1995: Best Motion Picture--Drama, Best Director--Motion Picture (Robert Zemeckis), Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama (Tom Hanks).
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- Credits note
- Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Alan Silvestri ; production designer, Rick Carter ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by Robert Zemeckis
- Dewey number
- Intended audience
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- Language note
- Dialogue in English or French; close-captioned
- Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
- Series statement
- Widescreen DVD collection
- Target audience
- live action
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