Monday, January 15, 2018

Fact of the Day: Forrest Travolta

John Travolta had been the original choice for the lead role in Forrest Gump which eventually went to Tom Hanks. John Travolta later admitted that passing on it was a mistake. 

13 comments:

Sami said...

Somehow I can't see John Travolta in that role, it fitted Tom Hanks perfectly....or is it because I've always seen Tom Hanks in that movie?

Bob Bushell said...

Some you win??????????

Moving with Mitchell said...

So glad he passed it up!

Pat Hatt said...

Glad he passed it up too.

RO said...

He had the opportunity to be in several movies that he passed on, and only Donnie Brasco seemed like it would have been a good fit. Travolta is a good actor, but nowhere near as talented as Tom Hanks, who aced Forrest Gump. That role was made for him. Hugs...RO

Christine said...

Tom Hanks did a great job, worked out for the best.

JACKIESUE said...

I can't even see anyone but hanks in that role..no matter how stupid the movie was.

Jen said...

I try to think what that movie would be like had travolta played that role. I don't think it would be as iconic as it is.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No loss. Tom Hanks was PERFECT!

Martha said...

I can't see it. Tom Hanks was the perfect choice.

Huggybear said...

Great movie and Tom fitted the role perfectly.
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

Travolta as Gump? Thank goodness he passed the role up!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Glad he passed up on the role. Tom did a beautiful job with the role.