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Robert Zemeckis On Jenny's Death In 'Forrest Gump'

Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis talks about the legacy of his 1994 movie, 'Forrest Gump', and (spoiler alert!) addresses the unnamed illness that killed Forrest's girlfriend, Jenny.

In this clip, Robert talks about...

The nature of Jenny's death
George: Was Jenny's death AIDS-related?
Robert: It could have been, but it didn't matter. I mean... everyone thought that because it was so topical in the era... but we never said it. We never said it in the movie. We didn't want that to be, you know, the issue.

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