Things Forrest Gump Producers Hid From Fans

Forrest Gump is an award-winning film, and unforgettable in its plots and themes, but there are a lot of details that the producers don’t want you to know. It’s in all those secrets, unknown facts and embellishments, though, that some of the real beauty (and our fascination) with this film are found.

The film helped to launch the careers, and further the importance of many of our favorite actors: Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment, Mykelti Williamson, etc. Learn more about the Forrest Gump: the movie, the lives it touched, and the legacy we’ve all come to cherish.

Mysterious Missing Ping Pong Ball

You’re probably familiar with the many instances of computer-generated graphics in movies and TV shows, but it’s likely you just don’t think of it as a likely possibility in dramas or most comedies. Well, for those infamous ping-pong battles on the Forrest Gump movie, they were all complete, computer-generated fabrications, through the power of CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery).

MovieStillsDB/Paramount Pictures
MovieStillsDB/Paramount Pictures

Yes, it’s true, Tom Hanks is great, but for the scope of the movie, they helped him out just a little bit. Can you imagine what it would have taken for him to really become a world-class ping-pong player just for the movie? There’s no word on how good he really became. You might just guess that they may have had some fun ping-pong battles for the fun of it. We may never know for sure.