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Forest Whitaker

FULL NAME Forest Steven Whitaker
BORN 15 July 1961, Longview, Texas, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor/Director
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 10 (11)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.70

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY  (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson

1986 Platoon Big Harold  
1986 The Color of Money Amos

1993 Body Snatchers Dr. Collins

1995 Smoke Cyrus Cole

1995 Species Dan

1996 Phenomenon Nate Pope

2002 Panic Room Burnham

2006 The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin

2008 Vantage Point Howard Lewis

2008 Street Kings Captain Jack Wander

 

PORTRAIT

Likable and sympathetic character player whose daunting appearance makes his expressive presence even more resonant. After making his debut in the teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982, Whitaker has built himself a reputation that easily outshines the quality of his filmography. His unorthodox-looking eyes can hide both deep sadness and explosive rage. Won the best actor award at Cannes for his portrayal of jazz virtuoso Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's Bird (1988), and again received rave reviews for his performance as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

2007

Nominated for Best Actor for The Last King of Scotland