Forrest Gump is also a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Most movies who have extremly different and awesome story are either based on novels or on Real Life Incidents. ... No no there was no real life Forrest Gump otherwise we would have read about him in our history books. It's just a character, just like Sherlock Holmes.
The film is based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Both center on the character of Forrest Gump. However, the film primarily focuses on the first eleven chapters of the novel, before skipping ahead to the end of the novel with the founding of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and the meeting with Forrest, Jr.
Bill Murray, John Travolta, and Chevy Chase turned down the role of Forrest Gump. Travolta later admitted that passing on the role was a mistake.
In the movie version at the end of movie, Jenny told Forrest that she was suffering from HIV/AIDS virus then she proposes to him and he accepts but Jenny died at the end of the movie. But in the novel, Forrest Gump, Jenny reunited with Gump and with their child and she didn't die in that novel.Apr 5, 2012
Michael Conner Humphreys, Young Forrest. Then: In his movie debut, Michael Connor Humphreys played the young version of Forrest Gump. Hanks has said he modeled his accent in the movie after the way Humphreys talked.Nov 6, 2013
After his incredible running ability impressed the coach, Forrest received a football scholarship to the University of Alabama, where his speed helped them win several games. He played for five years and wore jersey number 44, which is believed to be a reference to his birth year.
In the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, Forrest goes on a run one day and keeps running for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. He crosses the United States completely twice, and partially another couple of times. The estimated miles Forrest covered in the fictional story is 19,024.Nov 1, 2013