Forrest Gump

  • Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis.
  • The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted, good-natured and athletically prodigious man from Alabama.
  • The movie won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.
  • It also garnered multiple other awards and nominations, including Golden Globes, People's Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards, among others.
  • This movie highlights the story of a below average intellectual man, who excels in every field, which he undertakes. This is mainly possible because of his focus and devotion to the work.
  • This movie will remain an inspiration to every UPSC aspirants.