Bubba was a companion of Forrest Gump in the Vietnam War and a shrimp fisherman. He died in a shootout with Vietnamese soldiers and inspired the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Learn more about his history, personality, and role in the novel and film.
Williamson is best known as Private Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue in the Academy Award–winning 1994 film Forrest Gump. He also received favorable reviews when he played Negro league baseball player Josh Gibson in the HBO film Soul of the Game (1996). Williamson has made many guest appearances in TV and film.
9 de jun. de 2022 · A clip from the 1994 comedy film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks as a man with a low IQ who leads a charmed life in the 20th century. He teaches Elvis Presley to dance, meets John F. Kennedy, and runs across the country with his girlfriend. Watch the clip and learn more about the film and its cast.
Learn about the life and career of Mykelti Williamson, the actor who played Bubba in Forrest Gump (1994) and other films and TV shows. Find out his roles, awards, trivia, photos, videos and contact info on IMDb.
The film is based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Both center on the character of Forrest Gump. However, the film primarily focuses on the first eleven chapters of the novel before skipping ahead to the end of the novel, with the founding of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and the meeting with Forrest Jr.