Tom hanks does an incredible job as forrest gump, definitely a buy for me 1 of 1 users found this helpful 10 shawnrjan 22, 2009 absolutely one of the greatest films ever made it's a movie about life and emotions we all go through at one time or another in life anyone who doesn't like the film is an over analytical. Click here to read the dvd journal's review of forrest gump: special collector's edition tom hanks stars as forrest gump, a grown man with the mind of a slow child, his iq of 75 lifting him just above the cutoff line for the mentally retarded, sitting at a bus stop and relating his life story to a series of bemused strangers.
Let's stroll down memory lane and re-live the best quotes from our favorite shrimp -boating, ping-pong champion, cross-country running hero, forrest gump 1k shares forrest gump photo tom hanks as forrest gump (photo: photofest) nominated for 13 academy award nominations and winning six,.
A modern day classic and the winner of six academy awards including best picture, forrest gump (1994) stars tom hanks as the title character, a big- hearted simpleton who leads a truly remarkable life labeled stupid as a boy due to his low iq, forrest never goes looking for adventure, but somehow manages to find.
In 1994, forrest gump was revolutionary in its use of digital effects, seamlessly integrating tom hanks into historical footage (credit: rex features) it invented a totally new pop cultural archetype – a simpleton with zen-like wisdom and the gift of historical serendipity – that continues to resonate today. (this review is as much a criticism of the movie as it is of the book, possibly more so, in that the book was not quite the crock of mawkish drivel that the movie was) gosh, where to begin for starters, our boy forrest has an iq of 75 played - apparently not much of a stretch - by tom hanks, on a natural stop along the career.