Cast of Characters

Forrest Gump– He is the main character in this movie. Played by Tom Hanks, he is a simple minded man born in Greenbow, Alabama. After getting into the Alabama public school despite his low IQ level, Forrest Gump goes on to live a life full of adventures.

Mrs. Gump– She is Forrest’s mother and is solely responsible for Forrest’s upbringing. Played by Sally Field, it is his mother who influences and shapes the way Forrest thinks about life. He never let’s anyone tell him he is different just because he is simple-minded.

Jenny Curran – She is the little girl who Forrest meets on the first day of his school. She is played by Robin Wright. She later joins the Counter Culture movement. She is Forrest’s love interest through the entire film.

Pvt. Benjamin Buford Blue “Bubba”– Forrest’s “Best Good Friend.” Played by Mykelti Williamson, the two meet during basic training and are both sent off to serve in Vietnam. It is with Bubba where Forrest makes a promise to start a shrimping business. Forrest upholds that promise after the War.

Lt. Dan Taylor– Forrest’s Lieutenant while in Vietnam. He is played by Gary Sinise, and is rescued by Forrest during a raid. Deeply bitter and most likely suffering from some sort of PTSD he becomes an alcoholic after the war.

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