Things Forrest Gump Producers Hid From Fans

Little Forrest (Haley Joel Osment)

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One of the cutest members of the Forrest Gump cast was Haley Joel Osment, who was performing in his debut role. He took on the part of “Little Forrest” or “Forrest Jr.” on the movie. He was the son of Forrest Gump and Jenny Curran, but his mother keeps him a secret for three years before revealing his birth and parentage (that Forrest is his father).

Before this huge film debut, Haley had appeared in a Pizza Hut commercial. He’s since been called “one of the best young actors of this generation.” Beyond Forrest Gump, Haley went on to appear in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense.