Thursday, July 13, 2017

"My Name is Forrest Gump": the Forrest Gump Story

"My Name is Forrest Gump": the Forrest Gump Story: John Travolta was the studio's original choice to play the title character in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump. Travolta declined and the role was next offered to both Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, both of whom also said no. Sean Penn claims he was Paramount's second choice after Travolta; he said no, too. Paramount soon had to "settle for" Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks to take over the lead. Hanks decided to accept the role after reading the script for a hour and half, on the condition that the film be historically accurate.


Steve Oerkfitz said...

Slick, well made but I never warmed to it.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

No. Once Bubba was gone, it lost something. And it was at least half an hour too long.

Cap'n Bob said...

Thank ghu Bath House Boy Travolta wasn't in it.