330. Forrest Gump: An American Film Legend

Forrest Gump is a 1994 film depicting the of a simple, Alabama-born man who achieves great in life despite being mentally slow. The lead is played by the great Tom Hanks, who involved in many of the most significant moments American history. The film and character have become figures in American society because of its message any feat can be accomplished no matter what are faced.

Gump was born to a single in rural Alabama during the 1950s. He is slow-witted boy who seems unaware of his surroundings, purpose in life. A school counselor tells his Gump's IQ is so low, and would be into a special vocational program. His mother convinces counselor to disregard Gump's low IQ score. Forrest allowed to attend a regular public school.

Because his athletic ability, Gump gets a scholarship to football at the University of Alabama, where he at the game. Upon graduation, he is approached a Army recruiter, and joins the military, where he excels. Gump is awarded the Congressional Medal Honor for saving the lives of many of fellow troops during a vicious firefight in the War.

After his time in the service, Gump an international ping pong competition in China, brings President Richard Nixon while staying at the infamous, Hotel, meets three presidents, and goes on a , cross-country runs that gain massive media attention. Throughout life, Gump maintains solid relationship with his friends the Army, and dearly loves his only childhood and sweetheart, Jenny. Forrest Gump touches the American like no other film ever has.