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Elaf from Beirut: American superstar Tom Hanks revealed during an interview with “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” that he paid out of his pocket to film scenes in “Forrest Gump”, including his famous trip around the United States, where Paramount Studios did not trust the profitability of the project.
Although the director of “Forrest Gump”, Robert Zemeckis, was already enjoying good fame in Hollywood in 1994 after directing “Back to the Future” (1985) and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988), the producers They did not care.
He pointed out that he had agreed to pay these funds in exchange for increasing his share of the profits, which earned him 65 million euros, after the success of the film.
During the interview, Hanks also recalled that before he became famous in the comic “Bosom Buddies,” a decade before filming Forrest Gump, he was on the verge of bankruptcy and had trouble paying the rent.