In 1994, Tom Hanks gave one of the finest performances of his career in the Robert Zemekis-directed film Forrest Gump. The perfect blend of palpable humor and emotional depth, the film managed to resonate deeply both with moviegoers and with critics. It performed exceptionally well at the box office.
At the 67th Academy Awards, it won about half of the dozen awards for which it had been nominated. However, there are several aspects about the film that remain unknown even to the most keen Forrest Gump fans. Fortunately, we’ve gathered them all for you!
It was Forrest’s good friend at war Bubba whose lifelong dream was to reign over the shrimping business. He even invited Forrest to join him once they were done with the war. Sadly, Bubba died in Vietnam.
But Bubba would be pleased to know that his legacy lives on! In real life, you can patronize any number of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. locations across the United States and around the world. Countries that boast locations include China, Japan, Mexico, and Malaysia.