Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks on the set of the film “Forrest Gump”, 1993, Savannah, Georgia
In the film, there is an episode where Forrest Gampa, after his successes in “ping-pong diplomacy,” was invited to the then-popular Dick Cavetta television show in the United States. In the show on the couch, next to the bewildered Forrest, was John Lennon, and this was not a make-up actor, but a truly famous singer in the flesh. Despite the fact that Lennon was killed 13 years before the shooting of the film in December 1980.
"For filming, the scenes were taken from the Dick Cavetta show on September 11, 1971, where John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were invited guests. With the help of computer graphics, Yoko Ono and the host Dick Cavetta were removed from the 1971 shots of the show. from 1994 and Dick Cavetta, who agreed to play himself in the film.