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Tom Hanks Auditions for Forrest Gump

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20 years ago Tom Hanks amazed all of us with his performance in Forrest Gump. I’m pretty sure Tom Hanks already had the role at this point and these were likely just screen tests for other actors including Robin Wright (Jenny) and a very young Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump JR). One giveaway that this was not an audition is that Hanks doesn’t even seem to attempt his southern accent which really shows how much said accent brought to the role.

The video is very cute (there is an adorable moment between Hanks and Osment at around the 7:25 mark) and definitely gives you a nice rush of Nostalgia unlike most of the casting calls I’ve been on. Well, they aren’t really casting calls as much as it is this guy Greg from across the hall who films me topless drinking eggnog. The worst part, Greg never gets the angle right. I like to be filmed on my left side Greg! Why is that so hard for you to get?!

Enjoy the video!

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