See Tom Hanks Audition For ‘Forrest Gump’
Ever wonder how producers pick stars for leading roles in movies? Check out Tom Hanks audition for Forrest Gump. Do you see the chemistry?Audition Take 1....and Action!
Even though this surfaces 20 years after the film's debut, the video shows Hanks reading opposite Robin Wright, who played Jenny. The tape also features the scene in which Jenny introduces Forrest to his son, Forrest Jr., played by a teeny tiny Haley Joel Osment.
The trademark Southern accent for Forrest is noticeably missing, but it's pretty easy to see why Tom Hanks won the part.