The subject of this article:
The following famous people are seen during Forrest's visit.
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Bruce Willis
- Donald Trump
- George Plimpton
- "Mister Spinelli", who may have been Jerry Spinelli
- William Styron
- Kurt Vonnegut
- Norman Mailer
- Robert Ludlum
Especially notable is actor Tom Hanks, who would go on to play Forrest Gump in the Forrest Gump film (which occurred after this point in the Gump & Co. novel, though was really released before the sequel novel's release).
Mentioned but did not appear Edit
Early on, before anyone famous seems to have arrived, Elaine mentions several famous people as candidates for appearing. Of these, the following are not actually mentioned to have appeared.