What Fans Don’t Realize About Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is an award-winning film, and unforgettable in its plots and themes, but there are a lot of details that the producers don’t want you to know. It’s in all those secrets, unknown facts and embellishments, though, that some of the real beauty (and our fascination) with this film are found.

The film helped to launch the careers, and further the importance of many of our favorite actors: Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment, Mykelti Williamson, and more. Learn more about the Forrest Gump: the movie, the lives it touched, and the funny bloopers you missed.

The Case Of The Mysterious Missing Ping Pong Ball

Parmount Pictures
Parmount Pictures

Regardless that there are numerous scenes that are CGI-altered, one that most audiences tend to not notice are those revolving around his ping-pong career. One of the major focal points of the film, the scenes when he is playing the game are all completely fabricated.

Surely, no one doubt that Hanks would have dedicated the time to become skilled at the sport, production figured that they would lend him a hand. While Hanks may have done some work, the rest is movie magic.