Hello. My name's Forrest... Forrest Gump. Do you want a chocolate? I could eat about a million and a half of these. My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
FORREST voice-over: I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice in the wide world.
JENNY CURRAN: You can sit here if you want.
FORREST voice-over: I had never seen anything so beautiful in my life. She was like an angel.
JENNY CURRAN: Well, are you going to sit down or aren't you? What's wrong with your legs?
FORREST GUMP: Nothing at all, thank you. My legs are just fine and dandy.
FORREST voice-over: I just sat next to her on that bus and had a conversation all the way to school.
FORREST: My back's crooked like a question mark.
FORREST voice-over: Next to Mama, no one ever talked to me or asked me questions.
JENNY CURRAN: Are you stupid or something?
FORREST: Mama says, "Stupid is as stupid does."
JENNY CURRAN: I'm Jenny.
FORREST: I'm Forrest... Forrest Gump.
FORREST voice-over: From that day on, we was always together. Jenny and me was like peas and carrots. I'd always think of Jenny. And then... she was there.
JENNY CURRAN: Hello, Forrest.
FORREST GUMP: Hello, Jenny.
FORREST voice-over: Jenny came back and stayed with me.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Produced by Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey.
Screenplay by Eric Roth based on novel with the same name by Winston Groom.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field.
Music by Alan Silvestri.
Cinematography by Don Burgess.
Edited by Arthur Schmidt.
Production company: The Tisch Company.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date: June 23, 1994 (Los Angeles); July 6, 1994 (United States).
The film placed first in the weekend's box office, narrowly beating The Lion King, which was in its fourth week of release.
The film's multiple awards and nominations, it has also been recognized by the American Film Institute on several of its lists. The film ranks #37 on 100 Years 100 Cheers, #71 on 100 Years 100 Movies, and 76th on 100 Years 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition). In addition, the quote "Mama always said life was like a box ofchocolates. You never know what you'regonna get." was ranked #40th on 100 Years 100 Movie Quotes.
In December 2011, Forrest Gump was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. The Registry said: As "Forrest Gump", Tom Hanks portrays an earnest, guileless "everyman" whose open-heartedness and sense of the unexpected unwittingly draws him into some of the most iconic events of the 1960s and 1970s. A smash hit, “Forrest Gump” has been honored for its technological innovations (the digital insertion of Gump seamlessly into vintage archival footage), its resonance within the culture that has elevated Gump (and what he represents in terms of American innocence) to the status of folk hero, and its attempt to engage both playfully and seriously with contentious aspects of the era’s traumatic history. The film received six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.