About

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

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17k
Directed by

Robert Zemeckis

Written by

Eric Roth (Screenplay)
Winston Groom (Novel)
Erik TIemens (Storyboard)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.

Cast

Keywords

love military friendship parent child relationship family relationships based on novel or book vietnam veteran washington d.c. hippie vietnam war mentally disabled wounded soldier low iq false history

Photos

Lists

#12 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#514 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#76 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#240 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture Steve Tisch Steve Starkey

Oscar for Best Film Editing Arthur Schmidt

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Tom Hanks

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects George Murphy Stephen Rosenbaum Ken Ralston Allen Hall