Forrest Gump was the biggest film of 1994, winning six Oscars and forever establishing a box of chocolates as one of the most mysterious objects in the known universe ... But what happened to the cast who made Gump such a smash? While hard to believe, it\u2019s been 25 years since \u201cForrest Gump\u201d was released. Before July 6, 1994, we didn\u2019t have handy dessert-box metaphors for life, we didn\u2019t feel emotionally compelled to urge people to run and we didn\u2019t have half as many inspirations for ways to cook shrimp. Most of the actors from the Oscar-winning film have continued to have successful careers (and even hang out together!), while others have disappeared from the pop culture map. In celebration, here\u2019s what the \u201cForrest Gump\u201d cast is up to now: Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump Huffington Post via Paramount\/Getty He\u2019s Tom Hanks, he hasn\u2019t gone anywhere! Keeping busy voicing our favorite animated toy, getting stranded on an island, visiting space, chasing a con artist, going to (many) wars and getting his ship hijacked, Hanks hasn\u2019t stopped since he won his second Best Actor Oscar for \u201cGump.\u201d Oh, and he also had time to dance to \u201cThis Is How We Do It\u201d dressed as a Rabbi for Justin Bieber. Life is a crazy box of chocolates for this guy. Robin Wright - Jenny Huffington Post via Paramount\/Getty After playing Jenny, Robin Wright sort of disappeared from the mainstream spotlight as she went on to play various roles in a handful of dramas (remember \u201cMessage In a Bottle\u201d and \u201cWhite Oleander\u201d?). She appeared in a few other memorable films, like \u201cUnbreakable\u201d and \u201cMoneyball,\u201d but her real return was with Netflix\u2019s \u201cHouse of Cards.\u201d Her role as Claire Underwood earned her an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe win. I love this NEXT cast member Gary Sinise - Lieutenant Dan Huffington Post via Paramount\/Getty Gary Sinise has played a lot of parts since \u201cForrest Gump,\u201d but we\u2019re always going to remember him best as Lieutenant Dan. After the film, he acted alongside Hanks again in \u201cApollo 13\u201d and \u201cThe Green Mile.\u201d He also played Detective Mac Taylor on \u201cCSI: NY\u201d for nine years up until 2013 and most recently voiced the Smithsonian Narrator in \u201cCaptain American: Winter Soldier.\u201d Remember who played Mrs. Gump? Sally Field - Mrs. Gump Huffington Post (via Paramount\/AP) After \u201cForrest Gump,\u201d Sally Field moved away from movies (with the exception of a few) to play more roles on the small screen. She spent six years guest-starring on \u201cER,\u201d followed by a role on \u201cBrothers & Sisters,\u201d before returning to film. Her portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln earned her an Oscar nomination in 2012, and her next project is Michael Showalter\u2019s \u201cHello, My Name Is Doris,\u201d where she plays a woman involved in the \u201clocal hipster scene.\u201d We can\u2019t wait! Remember Forrest's Bestie? Check him out NEXT Mykelti Williamson - Bubba Huffington Post via Paramount\/Getty Mykelti Williamson is best known as Bubba from \u201cGump\u201d \u2014 and his character also has a restaurant chain named after him! After the film, he worked on a handful of movies and TV series, including \u201cHeat,\u201d \u201cCon Air,\u201d NBC\u2019s \u201cBoomtown,\u201d \u201cCSI: NY\u201d (alongside Sinise in some episodes), and \u201c24.\u201d Most recently he played Ellstin Limehouse on \u201cJustified\u201d and is portraying B.B. King in the upcoming film \u201cThe Thrill Is On.\u201d Michael Conner Humphreys - Young Forrest Huffington Post via Paramount\/AP Michael Conner Humphreys made his acting debut as the young Forrest but decided the profession wasn\u2019t for him. He grew up as a normal kid and joined the army in 2005, serving a stint in Iraq. After he got out of the military in 2008, Humphreys gave acting one more shot with indie war movie \u201cPathfinders: In the Company of Strangers,\u201d in which he played a soldier. It\u2019s unknown what he\u2019s been up to since. And young Jenny is NEXT Hanna Hall - Young Jenny Huffington Post via Paramount\/IMDb Hanna Hall also made her acting debut in \u201cForrest Gump\u201d as the adorable young Jenny. Since she\u2019s had parts in \u201cThe Virgin Suicides,\u201d Rob Zombie\u2019s 2007 \u201cHalloween\u201d and an episode of \u201cCriminals Minds.\u201d https:\/\/youtu.be\/nFbLXyeOdKg While hard to believe, it\u2019s been almost 23 years since \u201cForrest Gump\u201d was released. Before July 6, 1994, we didn\u2019t have handy dessert-box metaphors for life, we didn\u2019t feel emotionally compelled to urge people to run and we didn\u2019t have half as many inspirations for ways to cook shrimp. Most of the actors from the Oscar-winning film have continued to have successful careers (and even hang out together!), while others have disappeared from the pop culture map. Here\u2019s what the \u201cForrest Gump\u201d cast is up to now: https:\/\/youtu.be\/Trlz0pBZ7E0?listPLQK1jQvZDsaP_Hitda2DmfoKLIXpWOsNE And NEXT are some FUN fact you might not know: When Forrest gets up to talk at the Vietnam rally in Washington, the microphone plug is pulled and you cannot hear him. According to Tom Hanks, he says, "Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don't go home at all. That's a bad thing. That's all I have to say about that." https:\/\/youtu.be\/NcOTZeZ3_40 Tom Hanks was not paid for this film. Instead, he took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of forty million dollars. The facts behind the most famous line in the movie is NEXT The line, "My name is Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump," was ad-libbed by Tom Hanks while filming the scene, and director Robert Zemeckis liked it so much that he decided to keep it in. https:\/\/youtu.be\/NrJVMZBKCyk With every transition of Forrest's age, one thing remains the same. In the first scene of each transition, he wears a blue plaid shirt. Pinterest Tom Hanks' younger brother, Jim Hanks, doubled for him in many of his numerous running sequences. Knowable Wait until you see these other unknown facts NEXT When Forrest first learns to play ping-pong in the infirmary, he is told the trick is to "keep his eye on the ball" by another soldier. After that moment, whenever he is shown playing ping-pong, he never blinks. During the ping-pong matches, there was no ball; it was entirely CGI, animated to meet the actors' paddles. https:\/\/youtu.be\/wvJ4wh1kwR8 More fun facts NEXTThe running scene was inspired by an actual event. In 1982, Louis Michael Figueroa, age 16, ran from New Jersey to San Francisco for the American Cancer Society, unknowingly inspiring a line for Forrest Gump's famous run on the silver screen. "I just put one foot in front of the other," it goes. "When I get tired, I sleep. When I get hungry, I eat. When I have to go to the bathroom, I go." Esquire When Jenny is throwing stones at the house where she grew up, she suddenly collapses onto the ground in front of the house. The image of Jenny on the ground is almost identical to that captured in the famous Andrew Wyeth painting, Christina's World. traslacamara.com The Dr. Pepper scene was shot a total of seven times. Each time Tom gave forth louder to loudest and unusually loud burps, to which Zemeckis comments to Hanks, and Hanks responds with, " "Bob, just be glad they aren't coming out the other end." https:\/\/youtu.be\/JSEdBNslGOk Want to read more? Click NEXTForrest's awards and decorations, as worn in his Class A uniform are: the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Infantry Shoulder Cord, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Badge (probably for rifle), and Meritorious Unit Commendation. Pinterest The pair of shoes that Jenny gives to Forrest as a gift were Nike's 1974 Cortez running shoes. Tom Hanks wore a similar pair of Nike shoes (white with red swoosh) in The Man With One Red Shoe (1985). Pinterest Bet you didn't know this little fact NEXT The girl in the school bus with the red hair is Tom Hanks's daughter,\u00a0Elizabeth Hanks Rebrn The first boy on the school bus who refuses to let Forrest sit next to him is Robert Zemeckis' son,\u00a0Alexander Zemeckis: https:\/\/youtu.be\/ASAat2WKS68 This NEXT fact surprised me After Forrest finishes speaking to Jenny's grave, a flock of birds flies overhead. Harkening back to Jenny's prayer: "Dear God, make me a bird so I can fly far, far, far away from here." https:\/\/youtu.be\/nFvASiMTDz0 What was your favorite Forrest Gump scene? Share your trivial facts and comments in the section below. Source: Huffington Post\u00a0Here\u2019s What The Cast Of \u2018Forrest Gump\u2019 Is Up To 23 Years Later Related: Can You Name All These 10 Tom Hanks Movies? 12 Wonderful Character Actors Who Turn Up In Every TV Western If you like this story, please SHARE this story!