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Gary Sinise treats wounded veterans to Disneyland

Gary Sinise treats wounded veterans to Disneyland

March 1 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Sinise took 50 veterans on trip to California as part of his non-profit foundation.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

Lottery winner, declared incapable of caring for himself, out $170,000

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida say they're investigating whether a man considered legally incapable of caring for himself was duped out of $170,000 in lottery winnings.

Man walks for 5 1/2 months from Missouri to San Diego

IMPERIAL, Mo., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Missouri man who took a nearly six-month stroll from his hometown to San Diego said he was inspired by the movie "Forrest Gump."
At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

Paraphrasing Forrest Gump, "The rest of the U.S. Supreme Court term is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, United Press International
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elects Isaacs president

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elects Isaacs president

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 31 (UPI) -- Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been elected president of Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars each year.
Sheen, Field discuss 'Spider-Man' roles

Sheen, Field discuss 'Spider-Man' roles

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Martin Sheen admits there were times he felt like he, Andrew Garfield and Sally Field were starring in a family drama instead of an action picture when they were shooting their scenes for "The Amazing Spider-Man."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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People in the news

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By United Press International
Hanks to make Broadway debut in Ephron play

Hanks to make Broadway debut in Ephron play

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Double Oscar-winner Tom Hanks is to make his Broadway debut in the world premiere of the late Nora Ephron's play "Lucky Guy," producers said.
Tom Hanks to be an Oscar presenter

Tom Hanks to be an Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks is to be a presenter at the 84th Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, telecast producers said Tuesday.
'Forrest Gump,' 'Bambi' included on film registry

'Forrest Gump,' 'Bambi' included on film registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- "Forrest Gump," "Bambi" and "Stand and Deliver" are to be included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in Washington.

'Forest Gump' sums up Americans' life view

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The line from a movie that best describes the life philosophy of Americans is from "Forrest Gump," a U.S. survey indicates.
Tom Hanks set to be Oscar presenter

Tom Hanks set to be Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is to be a presenter at the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Penn-Wright divorce finalized

Penn-Wright divorce finalized

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Former Hollywood couple Sean Penn and Robin Wright have finalized their divorce, court records show.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 14, 2008.
By United Press International

'Gone With Wind' tops favorite film poll

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood's classic romance "Gone with the Wind" ranked No.1 among U.S. adults who participated in an online Harris Poll last month.
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Actor Gary Sinise, famous for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and currently starring in the TV series CSI:NY, sits in a US Army Apache helicopter during a tour of the flight line at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq on May 21, 2007. Sinise is on a USO-sponsored meet-and-greet tour to boost morale among US forces in the area. (UPI Photo/Mike Theiler/USO)
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Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a simple Alabama man who travels across the world, sometimes meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture, and experiencing firsthand historic events of the late 20th century.

The film differs substantially from Winston Groom's novel on which it was based. Filming took place in late 1993, mainly in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Extensive visual effects were used to incorporate the protagonist into archived footage and to develop other scenes. An extensive soundtrack was featured in the film, and its commercial release made it one of the top selling albums of all time.

Released in the United States on July 6, 1994, Forrest Gump was well received by critics and became a commercial success as the top grossing film in North America released that year. The film earned over $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run. The film garnered multiple awards and nominations, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards, among others. Since the film's release, varying interpretations have been made of the film's protagonist and its political symbolism. In 1996, a themed restaurant opened based on the film, and has since expanded to multiple locations worldwide. The scene of Gump running across the country is often referred to when real life people attempt the feat.

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