He ran across America
Run Forrest, run! And so he did. Straight across America on a three year coast-to-coast marathon. But before we heap even more praise upon Tom Hanks, it’s worth noting that his brother Jim was a stand-in during several scenes in Forrest Gump, most notably the superhuman jog across the continent. Jim was also the one responsible for creating Forrest’s famous jerky run after developing a similar skip in the 1993 Buford’s Beach Bunnies, which means that when we’re talking about Hanks’ onscreen accomplishments as Gump, we actually mean feats of the family Hanks.