Paramount Pictures
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As the saying goes, life is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you're gonna get. In the 1994 romantic dramedy Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks plays the naive titular character who grows up during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. Though the film was beloved for its memorable cast of characters (Lt. Dan, Bubba, Jenny, Mama), it was also known for its astounding visual effects and historic references. Here's what the film had to teach us.