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Benjamin Blue, better known as "Bubba," is a character from the movie Forrest Gump. He was Forrest's best friend for awhile, and the two met in the military. Bubba was going to start a shrimp boat company like his family. But after being killed in the army, Forrest carried on his dream, and gave the profits to his family.


Bubba is Forrest's friend whom he meets upon joining the Army. He was originally supposed to be the senior partner in the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, but due to his death in Vietnam, their platoon leader, Dan Taylor, took his place. The company posthumously carried his name. Forrest and Dan later gave Bubba's mother Bubba's share of the business.


In the novel, Bubba was more intelligent and perhaps a little snarkier, and also more like a big brother figure of sorts for Forrest. He was also apparently supposed to be this in the original screenplay, but Bubba's actor Mykelti Williamson suggested that he should only be a tad smarter than Forest but also have a heart of gold, making them more similar and leading to a tighter connection between the two.

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