Sitting plays an important role in everyone’s life, just think of the amount of time you spend sitting in an average day. In fact, some recent estimates suggest that we spend more than eight hours a day sitting down. We sit when we eat, when we drive, when we are at work, when we watch TV and the list goes on and on. So with all this time the average human being spends sitting, there must be some pretty familiar seats. Perhaps these seats could include some famous banquette seats that a king or queen dined on or maybe some world-famous booth seats in a 1950s-style cafe that James Dean or Marilyn Monroe sat on. These are arguably some very famous seats, however it seems there are some even more famous seats outside of them.

The first seat on this list is considered to be the most famous seat in the cinema. It’s the bench seat from the movie Forrest Gump. This famous seat appears throughout the entire film and is where the kind and unassuming man tells the story of his life and how he met the love of his life, Jenny. This seat isn’t in a Hollywood movie studio, it’s an actual bench located in Savannah, Georgia, USA, used by thousands of people every day. The bank is mentioned on every tour of Savannah and is one of the most famous landmarks in the city.

Next on our list of well-known seats is one of the most famous seats in musical history. You may be thinking it’s a seat at the Sydney Opera House, or maybe one at Madison Square Garden, but you’d be wrong. The next famous seat in this article is located at Graceland, Memphis Tennessee. That’s right, it’s the world-famous bathroom in which Elvis passed away. Some people would argue that this doesn’t count as a seat, but what else do you do on a toilet if you don’t sit?

The last seat in this article is what can be considered the most famous seat in the world. The Pope’s chair or “throne” located in St. Peter’s Basilica is where the leader of the Catholic faith conducts mass and where he makes some of the most important decisions for Catholicism. Almost a billion people around the world look to this seat for guidance from the man who sits on it and that is why it can be considered the most famous seat in the world.

So there you have it, those are perhaps the three most famous seats in the world from three of the most influential media in the world, film, music and religion.