Winston Groom – Forrest Gump
‘Forrest Gump’ was one of the most popular films of the 1990s, and deservedly so. But as far as the author of the film’s source book is concerned, it didn’t deserve the praise it received. Winston Groom’s most famous beef with Forrest Gump wasn’t even related to its plot, but rather the financial finagling that kept him from a lion’s share of the film’s profits. Still, he also expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the film’s screenplay eliminated plot points from the book, and toned down the language and sexual content.
He was so unhappy with the film adaptation that he began the book’s 1995 sequel, Gump and Co., with the line “Don’t ever let nobody make a movie of your life’s story.”