Photo Flash: Tom Hanks Reunites with FOREST GUMP Co-Stars
Actor Tom Hanks recently got together with two stars of the 1994 drama FOREST GUMP and shared the reunion on Twitter.
"Hadn't seen these old friends for too long," he tweeted along with a photo of himself and 'Gump' co-stars Gary Sinise, who portrayed Lieutenant Dan and Mykelti Williamson, who played loyal friend 'Bubba.'
The epic romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom, was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naïve andslow-witted yet athletically prodigious native of Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States; more specifically, the period between Forrest's birth in 1944 and 1982.
A comprehensive soundtrack was featured in the film, using music intended to pinpoint specific time periods portrayed on screen. Its commercial release made it a top-selling soundtrack, selling over 12 million copies worldwide.
Released in the United States on July 6, 1994, Forrest Gump received critical acclaim and became a commercial success as the top grossing film in North America released that year, being the first major success for Paramount Pictures since the studio's sale to Viacom earlier in the year. The film earned over $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run.
The film won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. It also garnered multiple other awards and nominations, including Golden Globe Awards,People's Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards, among others. Since the film's release, varying interpretations have been made of the film's protagonist and its political symbolism.