Sally Field and Tom Hanks
We love everything about this timeless story, and it’s hard to think of another movie that makes us feel as good as Forrest Gump. Even so, there is a tiny problem with the casting: Sally Field and Tom Hanks play a mother and son, but Field is only ten years older than Hanks. There is a slight age difference between the two actors.
In the movie Punchline, which came out just six years before Forrest Gump, they played friends who became romantically interested in each other throughout the story. The movie Forrest Gump came out in 1994. When we found out that the mother’s boyfriend was older than the mother, we were all pretty surprised.