Forrest Gump: the Facts, the Bloopers, the Trivia

I dare anyone to say that Forrest Gump is not a good movie. Anyone? I didn’t think so. Just based on the fact that people still quote the movie today shows you the impact this film had.

1994 was a big year for not only Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis, who made a groundbreaking film, but for Americans as a whole. ‘Forrest Gump’ resonated deeply with everyone who saw it. I have yet to hear anyone say that they didn’t like the movie. The movie won about half of the Oscars it was nominated for, and it’s even studied in film schools. Clearly, the movie made a serious impact. But as popular as the movie was and still is, there are tons of things that remain mostly unknown. Be it massive bloopers, meanings of scenes, and good ol’ trivia. So if you’re a Forrest Gump fan (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?), then you’ll enjoy this.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Really Exists

Who can forget Forrest’s war buddy Bubba, whose lifelong passion was to take over the shrimping business? He even asked Forrest to join him in his business venture once the war was over. But sadly, Bubba never got to see the end of the war.


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The good news is that Bubba’s legacy lives on! The seafood restaurant actually exists, and you can visit any of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. locations across the United States and even around the world. Other countries that have Bubba Shrimp locations include China, Japan, Mexico, and Malaysia.

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