In the 1994 film, the actor’s character famously runs across the entire country. “I had worked out quite a bit and it was all about running,” Hanks noted. “My buttocks, as Forrest would say, were as firm as tend hams.” He then revealed that whenever he comes across the movie on TV, his wife Rita Wilson requests he leaves it on and tells him, “I want to see that one scene where you’re running away from the camera. I want to look at that fine Hanks ass!” The actor went on to joke, “It’s not there anymore.”
Norton then requested that Hanks act out a scene from the iconic film, to which the actor told him, “I’d be happy to do it, but you must show the lady with the cue card because otherwise people will think that I’ve actually memorized this.” Hanks then got into character as the film’s musical score played, and delivered the line, “Now, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere, I was running!” Watch the video below.