Watch the Cast of "Forrest Gump" Audition 20 Years Ago

Run, Forrest, Run!

Celebrate "Forrest Gump's" 20th anniversary by checking out the cast's audition reel.

Aug 8, 2014 | 07:19 PM

Before "Forrest Gump" became the influential, epic movie that it is today, it was just an idea, with actors still figuring out how to portray an important story. 

In celebration of the film's 20th anniversary, the cast's test videos sufaced, showing Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Haley Joel Osment, and young Forrest and Jenny— Michael Conner Humphreys and Hanna Hall respectively—auditioning and experimenting with their dynamic roles.

These rare tapes show rough cuts of some of the most legendary scenes in the film. They include the time young Forrest and his beloved Jenny first meet, when he finds out he has a son, and other important moments. 

As you can tell, this footage was taken before Hanks took on the trademark Forrest drawl. However, in the clip, you see the actor who plays young Forrest speak with the slow southern accent that we all know and love. 

Watch the reel below: 

Follow Tom HanksHaley Joel Osment, and Robin Wright on WhoSay to stay updated on what they are up to today.



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