Theatrical release: July 6, 1994.
FORREST GUMP made more than $325 million at the domestic box office and more than $675 million worldwide.
The famous, oft-quoted line said by Forrest Gump in the film: "Life is like a box of chocolates," is a total reworking of the original line in the novel which reads: "Let me say this: bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates."
"To make Sinise appear to be a double amputee, the filmmakers relied on a combination of computer artistry, a trick wheelchair that hid Sinise's legs from the knees down and a limber actor... Sinise did suffer a minor leg injury while making 'Gump,' ironically during a scene in which Forrest (Tom Hanks) carries him out of the Vietnam jungle. 'My inner thigh kept bouncing on his shoulder. It was like taking a jackhammer to it,' says Sinise. 'I developed a huge contusion and couldn't bend my leg to get into the wheelchair.'" -- USA TODAY, July 7, 1994
Academy Awards Best Picture 1994
Academy Awards Best Actor 1994 Tom Hanks Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Academy Awards Best Director 1994 Robert Zemeckis American director/screenwriter
Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay 1994 Eric Roth