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Tom Hanks Speaks About ‘Forrest Gump’

Everybody knows Tom Hanks is the nicest man in the Hollywood, but just in case you needed further proof, open wide, because we’ve got another delicious Tom Hanks story for you.

Tom Hanks has lived up to his reputation among Hollywood’s nice men when he treated fans to a free lunch at US restaurant.

The 62-year-old was filled with the joys of the holiday season when he visited the most popular burger chain in Fontana, California with his wife Rita Wilson. Tom was on a weekend excursion in Fontana, California, with his loved ones.

Obviously, they got hungry, so stopped off at one of the finest establishments on the west shore — In-N-Out Burger. An Oscar-winner’s got to eat, right?

But because this is Tom Hanks, and because Tom Hanks is Tom Hanks aka the nicest person in Hollywood (and most likely the nicest person in many other places, too) the actor chose to pay for everyone’s lunch, talk to quite a few fans who spotted him at the restaurant and take a few selfies, also.

Tom was with his wife, Rita Wilson, who also chatted with starstruck fans and stopped to take pictures with them. Many men and women understand Tom Hanks by his main role in “Forrest Gump”.

‘Forrest Gump’ came in theaters On July 6, 1994 and became a box office behemoth (almost $1 billion globally in today’s dollars). The Oscar-winning movie starring Tom Hanks as a lovable lummox entered the name “Forrest Gump”  into the zeitgeist, and generated the simile catchphrase, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”  Here are a few things you may not have known about the Robert Zemeckis’ classic. Tom Hanks talks about the critical reaction to Philadelphia, and how a child actor inspired his portrayal of Forrest Gump. In the interview tom shares his inspirational story about the making of forest Gump.

“Forrest Gump”  is among the most quotable films of all time due to its brilliant script and, of course, Tom Hanks’ famous accent. The actor explained how he developed the often imitated Southern drawl.

According to Hanks, Michael Conner Humphreys, the actor who played Forrest Gump as a young boy, had a profound Mississippi accent and pronounced words with a hard “g”. Humphreys fought to make his accent sound like Hanks’, therefore the “Toy Story”  actor decided he would attempt to speak more like the little boy.

“Somewhere I have cassettes, hours and hours of me just making chit chat with a very young Michael Conner Humphreys,” Hanks said. “He was 7, 8 years old. He was a young guy and that was the vernacular that we spoke in which was priceless.”

Clearly, the hours were put to good use. Hanks went on to win the Oscar for Best Actor in 1995, while the film was awarded Best Picture.

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