7. Zemeckis wasn’t Paramount’s first option to direct the movie. The challenge was supplied to Monty Python troupe member Terry Gilliam, who handed, and Barry Sonnenfeld, who signed on solely to depart to direct Addams Household Values as a substitute.
8. Whereas the movie has nice enjoyable putting Forrest proper on the middle of some moderately monumental moments in historical past, like having him be the one to unwittingly expose the Watergate scandal, one deliberate second turned out to be a bit an excessive amount of for Zemeckis. Initially, it was meant for Forrest to return throughout Martin Luther King, Jr. and his supporters as riot police have been releasing German shepherds on them. Forrest was to leap in and distract the canines with a recreation of fetch. Contemplating the scene to be in poor style, because it trivialized the violence King and his supporters did face, the director left it out.
9. Although he was uncredited, the voice of the younger Elvis Presley who rents a room from Forrest’s mother was supplied by Kurt Russell, who’d beforehand performed the rocker within the 1979 TV-movie biopic Elvis.