Forrest Gump hit theaters in 1994 and has gone on to be one of the most beloved movies of all time. On its way to winning 19 awards, the movie gave us characters that stayed in our hearts long after the words ‘The End’. With Forrest Gump‘s 30th birthday coming soon, let’s take a walk down memory lane to remember to see the cast of the iconic movie then and now!
Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks is one of the most successful and beloved actors of all time. After headlining Forrest Gump, Hanks has adopted iconic characters in movies such as Toy Story, Saving Private Ryan, and Sully.
Hanks is no longer limiting himself to acting and has production and writing credits to his name, including the highly-acclaimed drama miniseries The Pacific released in 2010.
Robin Wright as Jenny Curran
Jenny Curran is a fascinating character made famous by the immortal line, “Run, Forrest, run!”. Actress Robin Wright portrays the tragic Jenny in adulthood.
Wright has since starred in movies like Wonder Woman 1984, House of Cards, and Blade Runner 2049. She has directed movies and TV shows including some episodes of House of Cards, and her philanthropic work includes being an honorary spokesperson for The Gordie Foundation.
Sally Field as Mrs. Gump
At the grand age of 76, the celebrated thespian Sally Fields has achieved remarkable success in later years in both movies and TV.
Her credits include ER (earning her an Emmy as well), Brothers & Sisters, Lincoln, and the character of Aunt May in The Amazing Spiderman starring Andrew Garfield.
Mykelti Williamson as Bubba
Williamson is surely best remembered for portraying the shrimp-loving private who became Forrest’s best friend during their time in the army, but it was by no means the end of his career.
Mykelti Williamson went on to act in great movies and television such as The Holiday Stocking, Law & Order: Organized Crime, Butter, Chicago P.D., Justified, 24, and many more…
Michael Conner Humphreys as Young Forrest Gump
Humphreys acted as young Forrest Gump in the film, portraying Forrest while he explored the wonderful world of running, and copying Elvis Presley’s dance moves! Humprheys had very few acting roles after the movie, such as Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers and Knight’s End.
Haley Joel Osment as Forrest Junior
Haley Joel Osment was one of the most successful child stars of his time, even earning himself an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in The Sixth Sense—as well as appearing in Artificial Intelligence, Second Hand Lions, and Pay it Forward.
His role in Forrest Gump earned him a Young Artist Award which further escalated his fame. Some of his more recent roles have been in What We Do in the Shadows, The Kominsky Method and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.