"I've probably watched the movie a half dozen times or so all the way through. One was at his house for the blu-ray version of 'Forrest Gump. "He's very modest when it comes to talking about "Forrest Gump.". Michael Conner Humphreys took on the role of young Forrest Gump in the movie and was one of the most recognised child stars the year it was released... but what happened to him? As an adult, he somewhat mirrored the … People can watch the movie anytime they want. “They had floated the idea of putting that into production, but I think once they looked at it, they realised it didn’t have grounds to be a good sequel - and they decided to leave it alone, which I would agree with. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Sally Field, Forrest Gump remains high on the list of must-see movies. "Keeping in touch?Humphreys said he doesn't speak with Tom Hanks or Robert Zemeckis on a regular basis. “I think the story wraps up pretty nicely. Humphreys took on the role of a soldier in the Curt A. Sindelar film that was based on a true story. "Why I'm not doing anything else or how much money I made," Humphreys said. m_gallery_title = "Forrest Gump Throwback Thursday"; "Did the movie influence your decision to go into the military? "Humphreys did do something that mattered. But he has seen them in the last 20 years.On one occasion, they met up when Hanks and Zemeckis were filming portions of "Castaway" in the Memphis area.First question when people realize who you are? © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. July 6 is a momentous day for more reasons than you may realise. "How many times have you watched "Forrest Gump"? "I've met him a few times over the years," Humphreys said. m_gallery_id = "15764824"; “I don’t know if people would like the book version at all compared to what the film is.”. find me on and follow me on. Lesson learned:"In a way, ever since then, I've been motivated to do something that matters. m_gallery_permalink = "http://photos.al.com/4558/gallery/forrest_gump_throwback_thursda/index.html"; Credit: Paramount Pictures. Filmed the movie in South Carolina, with some parts in Los Angeles. The movie was not a huge hit on release and that was the last time that we saw Humphreys on the big screen. (File Photo), MOBILE, Ala. -- The young Forrest Gump is all grown up now. "Humphreys said he traveled across the United States and overseas to promote the movie. “Just the travel involved overall was great,” Humphreys said. “I may have been better off to just come out of it as an adult now - but I’m sure it all worked out for the best.”. Forrest Gump star Michael Conner Humphreys. "Humphreys did an independent World War II film, "Pathfinders," in 2009. The former actor still has fond memories from his time on set - and he also still keeps in touch with his co-star Tom Hanks. "When you're watching it be made, you can't really take it in as people on the other side," Humphreys explained. Michael Conner Humphreys is all grown up. The role of young Forrest Gump marked his big screen debut as he teamed up with Sally Field and Tom Hanks. “At that point at eight-years-old, I hadn’t really been anywhere - so I was jetting back and forth between Los Angeles and South Carolina and other locations to shoot. Today, he lives in Corinth, Miss. "It's not bad around here. He served four years in the U.S. Army infantry, which included an 18 month tour of duty in Iraq. "Having done just one movie as a kid, it would be easy to typecast. "What's your focus today? Michael Conner Humphreys starred as the young Forrest Gump. “I feel like there’s always a 50-50 chance that being a kid in Hollywood doesn’t turn out that great,” Humphreys said. "I'm also thinking about getting in contact with the PR arm of the Army to see if there's anything I can do to help, like the Wounded Warriors project," he said. Michael Conner Humphreys in Forrest Gump Forrest Gump was one of the biggest movies of 1994 and it is still a much loved film nearly twenty years on - … "School is my priority. Michael Conner Humphreys starred as the young Forrest in his screen debut, and two-and-a-half decades on, the cast is remembering the iconic film which remains in Hollywood's history books today. July 6 is a momentous day for more reasons than you may realise. On this day in 1940, the Storey Bridge in Brisbane was opened, in 1946 Sylvester Stallone was born, and in 1994 one of our all-time favourite movies was released. “There is the source novel for the original movie and Winston Groom did write a second book,” Humphreys said. In 2011 he returned to the big screen when he landed a role in Pathfinders: In The Company of Strangers. “And also, the Marine Corps helped with filming in South Carolina so I got to hang out on the Marine Corps base in that area and play around on fighter jets.”. ", RELATED: 20 things you may not know about "Forrest Gump" as the movie celebrates 20 years. "Everybody knows me, even if I don't know them. duration : 0.31063s v4.2 - 2020-10-22 04:19:58, Forrest Gump producer doesn't think movie would be made now. When I was a kid, I had it in my mind I would try that out at some point." Humphreys had the movie world at his feet and could have gone on to be one of the biggest child stars of the nineties. Humphreys said that while shooting the film, he made a special visit to the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C."Paramount set up a trip to the Marine base to look at the fighter jets. "I am on occasion asked to quote the movie, which I absolutely rescind for obvious reasons: mainly that I went through puberty 15 years ago and I haven't an accent anymore," Humphreys said, adding, "I'm pretty certain it would aggravate Tom Hanks if someone badgered him about quoting 'Forrest Gump.' m_gallery_json = "https://blog.al.com/photogallery/4558/15764824.json"; Michael Conner Humphreys is 28 years old and in college studying international relations. m_gallery_pagetype = "embed"; © 2020 FemaleFirst Ltd. all rights reserved. I like him." (File Photo) Forrest Gump was one of the biggest movies of 1994 and it is still a much loved film nearly twenty years on - yes the movie is celebrating it's twentieth anniversary last year. All rights reserved (About Us). The movie was a box office and critical smash and went on to win the Best Picture Oscar. m_gallery_blog_id = "4558"; “I met a lot of interesting people and got to see a film being produced. So, it's not like I can snap my fingers and make it happen. I also got to meet a fighter pilot. "Did you keep any of your props?Humphreys said he kept some of the pictures from the set and other production materials.He also has "some items Tom Hanks sent out of appreciation" for his work. "Nice man. '"Have you done any movies since "Forrest Gump"? Humphreys joined the army back in 2005 and fought for his country in Iraq. m_gallery = "forrest_gump_throwback_thursda"; RELATED: IMAX re-release of "Forrest Gump" won't play in Mobile; Winston Groom says "it's embarrassing. I haven't pursued it in 20 years. and goes to college after serving four years in the U.S. Army. "I'm not fond of either of those questions.". m_gallery_creation_date = "Thursday, September 04, 2014, 1:22 AM"; Bugs Bunny voice actor Eric Bauza is carrying on the Looney Tunes legacy, Carson Kressley on how Queer Eye helped a generation, Merrick Watts reveals he 'wasn't surprised' Roxy Jacenko quit SAS Australia after six hours, Former assistant reveals the details of Tina Turner and David Bowie's love affair, The alarming impact of COVID on suicide rates in Australia, Home & Away star Sophie Dillman's surprising past job, Megyn Kelly reveals what her relationship with Donald Trump is like now. "My family is in the military. Are you ever asked to quote the movie? Today, he lives in Corinth, Miss. The books are radically different than the films. Pathfinders told the take of the American paratroopers who landed just before the Normandy invasion to mark the drop zones. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. "We've done two or three joint interviews. FORT RILEY, Kan. – As a boy, Michael Conner Humphreys made a splash on the silver screen as "Young Forrest Gump."