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Tom Hanks reveals he was unsure of all the bus bench scenes in his 1994 classic Forrest Gump

Nearly three decades after his Oscar-winning turn in Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks reveals he wasn’t quite sure about the now iconic bus bench scenes.

The film is an adaptation of the then little-known novel of the same name by Winston Groom, which became both the highest-grossing film of 1994 and the Oscar for Best Picture, while Hanks won his second Oscar for Best Actor in a row. , after winning for Philadelphia.

Hanks promoted his new movie Elvis in an interview with CinemaBlendwhen he admitted he didn’t think anyone would be interested in Forrest Gump’s bus bench scenes.

Uncertain: Nearly three decades after his Oscar-winning turn in Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks reveals he wasn't quite sure about the now iconic bus bench scenes

Uncertain: Nearly three decades after his Oscar-winning turn in Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks reveals he wasn’t quite sure about the now iconic bus bench scenes

The scenes on the bus bench anchored the film, with Hanks’ title character gassing strangers with various stories throughout his incredible life.

Still, he never quite understood the weight of these scenes and said he wasn’t sure how they would even be used in the movie.

“I’ll tell you, in Forrest Gump, all the stuff we shot on the park bench in Savannah, Georgia, we were just shooting fodder for a possible narrative piece of it,” Hanks admitted.

Bus scenes: Still, he never quite understood the weight of these scenes and said he wasn't sure how they would even be used in the movie

Bus scenes: Still, he never quite understood the weight of these scenes and said he wasn’t sure how they would even be used in the movie

‘And I said to Bob [Zemeckis]”Would anyone be concerned about this note being on a ? [bench]† What is this? Nobody knows what’s in this [box] I mean,” Hanks added.

“We ended up filming, it was probably, you know, 13 pages of dialogue that we had to record in a day and a half,” Hanks admitted.

‘It was written on cue cards, [and] I didn’t need the cue cards after a while, because you get in there,” Hanks said, before revealing what the director said to him about the scenes.

“But Bob says, ‘I don’t know, it’s a minefield, Tom, it’s a minefield. You never know what people will take away from it!’ And it eventually becomes, you know, that thing,” Hanks said.

Pages: 'We ended up filming, it was probably, you know, 13 pages of dialogue we had to record in a day and a half,' admitted Hanks

Pages: ‘We ended up filming, it was probably, you know, 13 pages of dialogue we had to record in a day and a half,’ admitted Hanks

The film was produced on a modest budget of $55 million, but took the box office by storm, earning $330.4 million domestically and $678.2 million worldwide.

Forrest Gump was nominated for 13 Oscars, winning six for Best Picture, Best Actor (Hanks), Best Director (Robert Zemeckis), Best Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth), Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects.

Hanks is winning critical acclaim for his portrayal of Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis, and he also has a busy rest of the year ahead of him.

Raves: Hanks wins critical acclaim for his portrayal of Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis, and he also has a busy rest of the year ahead of him

Raves: Hanks wins critical acclaim for his portrayal of Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis, and he also has a busy rest of the year ahead of him

He also plays Geppetto in Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake, which is slated to release on September 8.

The actor also plays the title character in A Man Called Otto, which hits theaters on Christmas Day.

Hanks is also part of a huge cast of Wes Anderson’s new movie Asteroid City, which is currently in post-production and has no release date announced yet.

Coming soon: He'll also play Geppetto in Disney's live-action Pinocchio remake, out September 8

Coming soon: He’ll also play Geppetto in Disney’s live-action Pinocchio remake, out September 8

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