[post_page_title]The ping pong tournaments were done without a ball[/post_page_title]
Some people might have wondered if Tom Hanks trained to become a champion ping pong player to play Forrest.
In another case of digital additives to the film, the ping pong ball featured in the ping pong tournament scenes didn’t actually exist. The ball was added in editing after the film was done the filming. There was a lot of CGI work to be done to add a moving object that needed to land in a specific location in conjunction with the actor’s paddle.
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