While we mentioned that Sally Field, the actress who played Mrs. Gump, was only 10 years older than Tom Hanks was when he played the adult Forrest, Field was a name that the film needed in order to attract some much wanted attention from the public for the film.
She had already had an incredible career before this movie, so she was the one who really had the star power to bring people in. Field’s role as the matriarch of the Gump family made her career brighter as well.
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