Forest Gump" is a 1994 American film directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
The film stars Tom Hanks in the titular role and features a supporting cast that includes Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, and Sally Field.
The story follows the life of Forrest Gump, a man with a low IQ, who inadvertently becomes a part of several significant historical events in the United States from the 1950s through the 1980s.
Despite his intellectual limitations, Forrest Gump's kind heart, determination, and a bit of luck lead him to achieve various remarkable feats, including success in college football, serving in the Vietnam War, and establishing a successful shrimp business. Throughout his life, he also pines for his childhood friend and love interest, Jenny.
The film is known for its memorable quotes, including "Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get." "Forrest Gump" received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, earning multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture and a Best Actor award for Tom Hanks.
It has since become a beloved classic in American cinema.