Mama Gump said you have to do the best with what God gave you, and Tom Hanks sure has done some great things!
It's been 20 years since the Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump first hit theaters. Before Tom was cast in this life-changing role, though, he had to audition just like everybody else! He also had to read with the actors auditioning to star opposite him, which included Robin Wright and an adorable little Haley Joel Osment.
Fortunately for us, some of Tom's audition tape footage still exists today! Regal Reels posted a YouTube clip from the audition (h/t Vanity Fair) which shows Tom effortlessly demonstrating his acting chops alongside his future co-stars.