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11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections


10. Forrest Gump (1994)

11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections

In the 1994 blockbuster Forrest Gump, there is a scene where Tom Hanks's character receives a Medal of Honor for his service in Vietnam. In the film, Tom Hanks's head was superimposed over actual footage of a man named Sammy L. Davis receiving the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon B. Johnson. Known today as "the real Forrest Gump," Davis joined the Church a few years ago.

11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections

(Sammy L. Davis, third from the left, receiving a Medal of Honor from President Johnson)


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