"Forrest Gump" is a 1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as the titular character. It is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
The film follows the life of Forrest Gump, a kind-hearted and slow-witted man with a remarkable gift for athletics. Through a series of flashbacks, we see Forrest's life as he meets and befriends various historical figures, serves in the Vietnam War, and becomes a successful businessman. Along the way, he also falls in love with his childhood friend, Jenny (played by Robin Wright).
"Forrest Gump" was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and it went on to win six Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Tom Hanks and Best Picture. It is known for its heartwarming story, strong performances, and clever use of special effects to insert Forrest into real-life historical events. It remains a popular and beloved film to this day.