Watch Tom Hanks audition for 'Forrest Gump'
Tom Hanks was seemingly born to play Forrest Gump, but even he had to audition for the role. A newly resurfaced audition reel—for Hanks as well as his costars Robin Wright and a young, adorable Haley Joel Osment—reveals how the actors shaped some of the most emotional scenes from the 1994 film:
Don’t miss the hidden gem near the end of the tape, around the 7-minute mark, when Hanks shoots the breeze with a 5-year-old Haley Joel Osment, who played Forrest’s son in the film, and went on to score an Oscar nomination for his role in The Sixth Sense.
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