Character profile for Lieutenant Dan Taylor from Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump, #1) (page 1)
Dan Band. Of course, the year-old actor is most remembered for his portrayal of Lt. In the movie, Lt. Dan is a straight-forward Army officer who comes from a long line of military tradition. In the film, it was said that every one of his relatives had served and died in every American war. Throughout the picture, we see the character evolve into various stages showing anger, depression, acceptance and redemption.
Sinise first starred in a film, when he directed, produced and played George Milton in Of Mice and Men based on the novel by John Steinbeck. This was his major breakthrough and landed him several roles which have become very memorable in popular culture. Sinise has appeared in other popular films including The Green Mile and Impostor Wallace in the television film George Wallace for which he won an Emmy. He is a supporter of various veteran organizations and founded the Lt. Dan Band who play at military bases around the world.
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The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump Hanks , a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States. The film differs substantially from the novel. Principal photography took place in late , mainly in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Extensive visual effects were used to incorporate Hanks into archived footage and to develop other scenes. The soundtrack features songs reflecting the different periods seen in the film.
Caught on the wind, a small white feather swirls and dips its way from sky to ground, rising and falling and gliding along until coming to rest on the worn and muddied running shoes of a young man Tom Hanks at a bus stop. On his lap is a box of sweets with a big gold bow keeping it sealed, but not for long. Right away we sense there is something different about the man who introduces himself as Forrest, Forrest Gump. Before he even speaks, we see the innocence in his expression, the meticulous way he handles the found feather, and even the almost dutiful manner of his posture. When he does utter his first words, while simple for certain, there is an honesty about them, a kind of trust that warms him instantly to us. Forrest tells of his youth, when he wore braces on his legs and lived in a big house where his mother rented out rooms to those passing by, some more famous, or soon to be, than others.