May 26, 2019
Paramount Pictures on May 24, 2019, celebrated the 25th anniversary of Forrest Gump with a special outdoor screening on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The screening was free to the public and fans were able to take photos on a replica of the film’s famous bench. Academy Award-winning producer Wendy Finerman and retired Sergeant First Class Sammy L. Davis, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, attended the special 25th anniversary screening. Davis’ real-life Medal of Honor ceremony appears in the film with Tom Hanks superimposed. Forrest Gump won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects. Upon its release in 1994, the film became a global blockbuster and something of a cultural touchstone, with classic quotes from Gump such as “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’ A newly remastered version of Forrest Gump is available now in a two-disc Blu-ray that includes over three hours of bonus content.