When it comes to beloved movie stars, the **Forrest Gump_ cast* is right up there with the greatest and most memorable rosters of talent. Who can forget Tom Hanks as the titular star? It’s one of his very best roles for sure. But even the less famous actors involved in the hit movie–like cute little Hanna Hall, who was unforgettable as the young version Forrest Gump’s Jenny–has stayed on our minds since the film first became part movie history, all the way back in 1994.
Can you believe that it’s been 23 years since then? We simply cannot! Forrest Gump one of those classic movies that stays timeless and classic. But while the movie’s power over us will never fade, the celebrities themselves certainly have transformed. After all, it’s been more than two decades–it’s be pretty strange if they still looked the same!
While some of these Forrest Gump cast members are still working in Hollywood today–so their faces may still be familiar to you–others you haven’t seen in a while. But we dug to find out what they look like today, and the changes are startling.
Tom Hanks, while still plenty handsome, looks older today, as does his beloved costar Sally Field, who we all know is just as gorgeous as ever. Remember Robin Wright, who played Jenny (the grown-up version!)? She and Hanna Hall, the younger Jenny, both look quite different today. Same for Mykelti Williamson, the memorable who played Bubba Blue. Their faces have changed so much, but they’re still as familiar as they were 23 years ago when the sweet movie first made its way to theaters.
Watch this video to see Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Hanna Hall, and the rest of the Forrest Gump cast in 1994 and how they look today. The side-by-side comparisons will amaze you. Enjoy the trip–or the “run, Forrest, run!”–down memory lane.
Video credit: Heather Thompson