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Forrest Gump: Then & Now

It's been over 20 years since Forrest Gump swept up all the gongs at the Oscar's, winning Best Picture, Director and Actor.

The movie was a global success, depicting several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but good-hearted and athletically prodigious, man from Alabama who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States.

Tom Hanks starred as Forrest Gump, a man sitting at a bus stop recounting his incredible life to strangers.

He also starred in Cast Away and Saving Mr. Banks.

Robin Wright played Jenny Curran, Forrest's childhood friend who keeps crossing paths with Forrest.

She starred in Beowulf, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and most recently House Of Cards.

Sally Field played the role of Forrest's mother, Mrs Gump.

She made the move to television with the show Brothers and Sisters, and starred alongside Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire.

Gary Sinise was Lieutenant Dan Taylor, Forrest's commander in Vietnam. He famously loses his legs in the movie, but succumbs to Forrest's optimism.

He stars in CSI: NY, and has narrated several war documentaries.

Mykelti Williamson played Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue, Forrest's buddy he meets in the army.\

He has a recurring role on Justified, and appeared in Heat, Con Air and Three Kings.

Haley Joel Osment played Forrest Gump Jr. Forrest and Jenny's son.

He is a notable child actor, appearing in The Sixth Sense, Pay It Forward and voices the character Sora in the Kingdom Hearts video games, he also returned to acting appearing in The Spoils Of Babylon.

Hanna Hall played a young Jenny Curran, making it her acting debut.

She went on to star in The Virgin Suicides and appeared on Criminal Minds.

Michael Conner Humphreys played a young Forrest Gump.

He went on to become a soldier in the US Military and had a role as Eddie in Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers in 2009.

Photos: Paramount/Getty

H/T Screencrush

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