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playing Forrest Gump..... by bIG bLOGGER on 27 October 2009 4:42pm
Some people swear that TOM HANKS seemed so right to play the role of Forrest Gump in the movie of the same name that they couldn't possibly imagine anyone else playing him.

But on another forum,someone asked the Q: Could any other actor have played Forrest Gump,and if so whom??

This started me wondering whether Michael Palin could have played him,had he of course been offered the part?

Other suggested actors were: Jeff Goldblum,Will Ferrell,Jim Carrey,Woody Harrelson.

---Any ideas or suggestions??
Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by Spursfan on 27 October 2009 5:04pm
Deppy would've brought a totally different dimension to the role.

Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by perfectbitch on 27 October 2009 6:32pm
All of the suggestions are candidates but I'd probably plump for Deppe.

Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by suzulu on 27 October 2009 6:39pm
A younger Dustin Hoffman could have played him - he was good in Rain Man.
Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by Amaia on 27 October 2009 7:23pm
I think choosing a different actor to play Forrest Gump would just give a total different dimension to the movie. Tom Hanks made Forrest Gump what it is, and Depp, Hoffman or Carrey would probably have done an equally good job in terms of performances, but giving totally different results!
Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by mp_addict19 on 28 October 2009 12:21pm
I'm starting to think about Billy Bob Thorton. I remember him being in Slingblade and playing Carl, the mentally impaired killer. I don't know if any of you guys has seen this movie, but I can kinda see him as Forrest.
Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by kazzzz on 28 October 2009 12:26pm
Gyton Grantley!
Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by Miss-M on 29 October 2009 9:12am
I personally think Clint Eastwood could've pulled off this role.

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. Well, do ya, punk?"
Re: playing Forrest Gump..... by peripatetically on 29 October 2009 1:13pm
Jerry Lewis would have been spot on in that role..

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