Forrest Gump Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th June 2014

Fact: Restored and remastered versions of Ghostbusters and Forrest Gump are to be re-released in North American movie theatres later this year (14) to mark the 30th and 20th anniversaries of the films. Ghostbusters was released this weekend (06-08Jun) in 1984.

13th February 2014

Fact: Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise has been appointed the honourary starter for the 2014 Daytona 500 race. The actor will wave the green flag to signal the start of the Nascar competition when it takes place in Florida on 23 February (14).

19th April 2010

Tweet: "I just drove past Brad Paisley jogging down the side of the road. I rolled down the window and screamed RUN FORREST RUN. I live for little moments like that." Taylor Swift used a line from 1994 movie Forrest Gump to prank her country star pal.

27th August 2009

Fact: The child star who played a young Forrest Gump in Tom Hanks' beloved 1994 movie is a war hero, who completed a tour of duty in Iraq last year (09). After serving in the U.S. Army, MICHAEL CONNER HUMPHREYS, returned to his first love and landed a role as a soldier in new war movie PATHFINDERS: IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS.

5th September 2007

Fact: The stars of new table tennis comedy BALLS OF FURY were trained by the same Olympians who helped Tom Hanks master the sport for Forrest Gump.

26th May 2007

Fact: Forrest Gump star Gary Sinise will host the annual Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for a second successive year on Monday (28May07).

14th July 2006

Quote: "People call me Ghetto Gump after the film, Forrest Gump, because I've always been in the right place at the right time." Acclaimed producer Quincy Jones shares the secret of his success.

25th May 2006

Quote: "I was offered to read for Forrest Gump, for that guy BUBBA. I was like, 'Nah, man. I can't play Bubba.'" Ice Cube, one of the original gangsta rappers, was offered the part of TOM HANKS' shrimp fisherman friend in Forrest Gump.

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