The Tom Hanks Movie That John Travolta Refused To Take Part In


When it comes to the top actors in Hollywood, Tom Hanks and John Travolta are two of the biggest. Both have roughly 90 credits each under their belts, but they have led vastly different careers.

It's hard to imagine the character of Forrest Gump being played by anyone other than Tom Hanks, but the role was initially offered to John Travolta, who turned the film down. Though Hanks earned an Oscar for "Forrest Gump," a film that stands the test of time decades later, Travolta told MTV he has no regrets.

His refusal allowed him to him pursue other roles he felt more passionate about, including "Pulp Fiction," and also allowed another actor to thrive. As Travolta said, "If I didn't do something Tom Hanks did, then I did something else that was equally interesting or fun."