Forrest Gump: 'We Were Evil Geniuses': Why Tom Hanks Defends His Most Cult Movie

Forrest Gump: “We Were Evil Geniuses”: Why Tom Hanks Defends His Most Cult Film

An essential film of the 90s, Forrest Gump is still not unanimous among moviegoers. Here's why Tom Hanks still has to defend one of the most cult works of his career.

In 1994 the storm Forrest Gump, a brilliant idiot's odyssey through America from the 50s to the 80s. Director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) can congratulate themselves on having entrusted the eponymous role of its impressive satirical fresco adapted from a novel by Winston Groom to one of the most sympathetic Hollywood actors: Tom Hanks. In addition to some 678 million dollars collected at the worldwide box office, Forrest Gump made history thanks to the Oscar for Best Picture in 1995. A triumph still disputed today by some cinephiles.

1994 is also the year of the coronation of a brilliant film lover, Quentin Tarantino. The director triumphed at Cannes where his second feature, Pulp Fiction, won the supreme award, the Palme d'Or. The little genius unanimously acclaimed across the globe will leave the Oscars empty-handed against Forrest Gump. A disappointment such that some moviegoers still dispute the undeniable qualities of Robert Zemeckis' film. In a recent interview with New York Times, Tom Hanks tries to decipher the reasons behind this problem of legitimacy. “Because we made a hit movie, we were evil geniuses,” he argues. But what does Tom Hanks think of Pulp Fiction?

Tom Hanks comes to the defense of Forrest Gump… without forgetting Pulp Fiction< /h2>

Every year there's an article about the 'movie that should have won [the Oscar for] best picture' and it’s always< /em>Pulp Fiction,” says Tom Hanks in the American Daily. “Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece without a doubt. I don't know, but there is a moment of undeniably earth-shattering humanity in Forrest Gump when Gary Sinise – he plays Lieutenant Dan – and his Asian wife come to our house on Forrest and Jenny's wedding day.” Hanks is no doubt referring to the scene where Gump reunites with his Army comrade with “magic legs “. What if Pulp Fictionand Forrest Gump just didn't compete in the same category?

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