Would you like to see TOM HANKS play "Forrest Gump" WITHOUT the Southern accent. A clip of original screen tests from the movie hit the web recently. The footage features Hanks doing scenes with ROBIN WRIGHT. It also includes the kids who played the young Forrest and Jenny, and HALEY JOEL OSMENT as Forrest's son. The most interesting part is that Hanks isn't really playing Forrest at all. Not only does he not do the accent, but he barely sounds mentally disabled .