Heroes aren't always athletes or warriors or famous. Forrest was all of these, but thatâ€™s not what made him a hero. He started life with a low IQ and braces on his legs. His Momma told him â€śYou have to do the best with what God gave youâ€ť, and thatâ€™s just what he did. The film was nominated for 13 Oscars and won 6 including Best Picture and Best Actor.