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Did you know Tom Hanks had to pay out of his own pocket to shoot some iconic "Forrest Gump" scenes? Here is some other interesting information about the classic adaptation of the late Winston Groom book.

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Winston Groom led quite a life -- Vietnam vet, journalist, historian and, of course, author of Forrest Gump. I wonder if that book, which was far edgier in its depiction of racism than the movie, would've been published today.

Winston Groom served in the @USArmy’s Fourth Infantry Division from 1965 to 1969. His service included a tour in Vietnam — one of the settings for his novel “Forrest Gump.” Groom died recently at age 77.

From editorial cartoonist J.D. Crowe: "Thanks for your talent, passion and for bringing one of Alabama’s most beloved fictional characters to life. Rest in peace, Winston Groom."

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Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.

Winston Groom, the author of the renowned 1986 novel "Forrest Gump," has passed away at the age of 77.

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Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was turned into an Oscar-winning 1994 movie that became a pop culture phenomenon, has died at age 77.

Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump" book that became a pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama, mayor and funeral home say.

Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom whose novel sold nearly 2million copies has died at age 77 in Alabama\

Florida State fan has a Jameis Winston crab legs groom's cake at his wedding

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