If you want something done right, sometimes you’ve got to do it yourself, or even pay out of pocket. That’s what Tom Hanks did for the hit film, ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994).
‘Forrest Gump’ is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. The movie is based on the 1986 novel of the same name, written by Winston Groom. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century United States. The film differs substantially from the novel.
As unbelievable as it may seem in retrospect, Paramount Pictures wasn’t convinced the film would be a box-office success; the film studio didn’t want to increase the budget. This prompted Hanks and the film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, to fund at least two of the film’s scenes themselves, one of which was Gump’s endless marathon across the United States.
In return, the studio agreed to share more of the profits, which happened to work out well for Hanks, who made a $65 million return on the deal. Hanks also earned an Oscar for his iconic role.
Mrs. Gump was played by Sally Field.
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- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons blue cheese dressing
- 1 tablespoon buffalo wing sauce
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