8. Forrest Gump is seen wearing a blue plaid shirt in the first scene of each age changes.
9. Forrest and Dan’s Shrimp Emporium “Bubba Gump,” has transitioned from reel to real. It is now a themed restaurant spread across U.S., Japan, China, Mexico, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and the UK. “Bubba Gump” is located in Orlando, Florida, at the Anaheim Gardenwalk, Anaheim. The themed restaurant can also be found in California and Texas.
10. When Forrest first learns to play ping-pong in the infirmary. Another soldier tells him that the trick is to keep the eye on the ball. After that moment, Gump never blinks when he is shown playing ping-pong.
11. The actor who plays the reporter on the scene when Gumps visits Washington DC after his tour in Vietnam was not a real actor. He was a tourist from Atlanta, Georgia. He had come on a tour of Washington DC and was on Capitol Hill that day with his wife and was asked to read.
12. The crowd you see in the Hippie scene were actors from the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The casting director Ellen Lewis realized that the festival would be a good source of performers with long hair.
13. A special blue fabric covered the lower legs of Gary Sinise. This helped the digital team to show him as a cripple in the movie.
14. The ping pong players in the movie played without an actual ball. The CGI created ball were animated to meet the actor’s paddle.