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Tom Hanks: "The sequel to Forrest Gump? We talked about it for a full 40 minutes"

Tom Hanks: “The sequel to Forrest Gump? We talked about it for a full 40 minutes”

“Forrest Gump” (1994) follows Forrest Gump, a simple and naive spirit who sits on a city bench, and tells his life story to passersby. From his youth in the fifties to the eighties, he experienced historical events without realizing it himself. “Forrest Gump” became one of the best films of the 90s, being nominated 13 times for an Academy Award and winning 6 times, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

This success was not least due to actor Tom Hanks (66), who plays Forrest Gump. It is one of his most famous roles, if not the most famous. “Forrest Gump” didn’t get any sequels, as often happens with blockbuster movies. However, there was a possibility. Forrest Gump was based on the 1986 book by Winston Grum. A sequel, “Gump and Co”, appeared in 1995.

“I have to say, after a very long time, we actually talked about the new ‘Forrest Gump.’ A full 40 minute conversation,” Tom Hanks said on the podcast. “happy, confused, sad” From the British newspaper independent. Then we said: “Guys, come now.”For Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis, a sequel was never in the cards.

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