Tom Hanks’ Character Was Supposed to Be an Astronaut

Life is truly like a box of chocolates for Tom Hanks‘ Forrest Gump. While he never knew what he would get, he still took a chance and hit the ground running—literally. From joining the military to meeting famous faces, Forrest experienced more action in his life than anyone around him. Who else could have become a world-class ping-pong player in the blink of an eye?

But Forrest Gump left out several of the character’s original experiences. For starters, Forrest was supposed to work for NASA.

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