Winston Groom was paid $350,000 for the screenplay rights to his novel Forrest Gump and was contracted for a 3 percent share of the film’s net profits but never received his share due to Hollywood accounting which posits that the movie lost money.
The accent used by Tom Hanks in ‘Forrest Gump’ was actually the real-life accent of the boy that played young Forrest.
When Forrest Gump talks at the Vietnam rally in Washington and the sound cuts out he actually says “Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That’s a bad thing. That’s all I have to say about that.“