The movie was nominated for 13 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor-Tom Hanks, and Best Director. Forrest Gump won 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Adapted Screenplay. Forrest Gump, the character, was portrayed by Tom Hanks.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. started in 1996 after Paramount Pictures approached Rusty Pelican Restaurants Inc. It is the first and only casual restaurant chain based on a motion picture property.
Steve Weber worked as a Tribute Artist (or look-alike, impersonator) portraying Forrest Gump for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. from March 1996 to February 2011. During his 15-year career as Forrest, he participated in 22 USA location grand openings and in 6 of 10 international grand openings. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. continues to prosper and has expanded to 39 restaurants worldwide.
Forrest Gump, the book, was written by author Winston Groom in 1986 (Copyright 1986 by Perch Creek Realty and Investments Corp.; First Pocket Books printing in August, 1994) Mr. Groom has also authored Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump (1994, Pocket Books) and Gump & Co. (1995, Pocket Books).
Here are a few of the famous lines from the movie Forrest Gump:
- Life is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’re gonna get.
- Stupid is as stupid does.
- And that?s all I?ve got to say about that!
- Forrest ran across the United States for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days and 16 hours.