WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paramount Pictures proudly celebrated the 25th anniversary of the beloved classic FORREST GUMP with a special outdoor screening on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Free to the public, the screening took place tonight before Memorial Day weekend.
Among the guests of honor at the event were Medal of Honor recipients Kyle Carpenter and Sammy L. Davis, whose medal ceremony at the White House with President Lyndon B. Johnson was used in FORREST GUMP with Tom Hanks as Forrest superimposed into the footage. Academy Award-winning producer, Wendy Finerman, introduced the film on this special occasion.
FORREST GUMP won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects. Upon its release in 1994, the film became a global blockbuster, as well as a cultural touchstone, and remains a treasured cinematic classic that is beloved and quoted the world over. A newly remastered version of FORREST GUMP is available now in a two-disc Blu-ray that includes over three hours of bonus content.