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Forest Whitaker

Actor / Film Producer / Television Director / Film Director | * 07/15/1961 (59) | Longview, Texas, USA
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Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. Whitaker has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler, and Arrival. He has also appeared in blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Saw Gerrera and Black Panther as Zuri. For his performance as Ug... ()
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Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He also starred as Inspector Franck Dotzler in Taken 3 with Liam Neeson.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Forest Whitaker

Emmy Award Academy Award for Best Actor NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Forest Whitaker as Actor(110)

as Reverend Kennedy2020 Burden
as C. L. Franklin2020 Respect
as Source2020 A Fall from Grace
as Howard Lambert2019 Finding Steve McQueen
as Jack Jackson2019 City of Lies
as Zuri2018 Black Panther
as First Equisapien / Demarius2018 Sorry to Bother You
as Tom2018 How It Ends
as Desmond Tutu2018 The Forgiven
as Narrator (voice)2016 I Am You
as Colonel G. T. Weber2016 Arrival
as Saw Gerrera2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
as Narrator2015 Dope
as Titus 'Tick' Wills2015 Southpaw
as William Garnett2014 Two Men in Town
as Angel2014 Repentance
as Inspector Frank Dotzler2014 Taken 3
as Chief Wesley Barnes2013 Out of the Furnace
as Agent John Bannister2013 The Last Stand
as Reverend Cornell Cobbs2013 Black Nativity
as Cecil Gaines2013 The Butler
as Will2013 Pawn
as Man2013 Making a Scene
as Ali Sokhela2013 Zulu
as Dennis Larue2012 Freelancers
as Francisco Francis2012 A Dark Truth
as Narrator2011 Serving Life
as himself2011 A Man's Story
as Ronny2011 Catch.44
as Brad Boyd2010 Our Family Wedding
as Barris2010 The Experiment
as Joey2010 My Own Love Song
as George2010 Lullaby for Pi
as Jake2010 Repo Men
as Teddy (english version)2009 Toys in the Attic
as Al Collins2009 Hurricane Season
as Ira (voice)2009 Where the Wild Things Are
as Charlie2009 Powder Blue
as Captain Jack Wander2008 Street Kings
as Howard Lewis2008 Vantage Point
as Charlie Archenault2008 Winged Creatures
as Lian-Chu (voice)2008 Dragon Hunters
as Dr. James Farmer Sr.2007 The Great Debaters
as Philip2007 Ripple Effect
as Happiness2007 The Air I Breathe
as Lonnie Brewster (voice)2006 Everyone's Hero
as Clyde Snow2006 Even Money
as Geoffrey Hunt2006 The Marsh
as Carter2005 American Gun
as Ted Younger2005 Mary
as Abe Holt2005 A Little Trip to Heaven
as Narrator (voice)2004 First Daughter
as Marcus2003 Deacons for Defense
as Burnham2002 Panic Room
as Captain Ramey2002 Phone Booth
as The Employer2001 The Follow
as Addie2001 Green Dragon
as Daguerreotypist Picard2001 Feast of All Saints
as Agent Jules Bernard2001 The Fourth Angel
as Himself - Actor / Director2000 Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
as Steven Beck1999 Witness Protection
as Officer Dante Jackson1999 Light It Up
as Crane1998 Body Count
as Nate Pope1996 Phenomenon
as Dan Smithson, Empath1995 Species
as Cyrus Cole1995 Smoke
as Cy Bianco1994 Ready to Wear
as Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey1994 The Enemy Within
as Anthony Franklin1994 Blown Away
as Maddog1994 Jason's Lyric
as Officer Battle1993 Bank Robber
as Buddy Chester1993 Lush Life
as Major Collins1993 Body Snatchers
as Fred Whitmore1993 Last Light
as Dr. Sid Handleman1992 Article 99
as Jody1992 The Crying Game
as David Duttonville1992 Consenting Adults
as Jackson1991 A Rage in Harlem
as Dekker1991 Diary of a Hitman
as Jessie Williams1990 Criminal Justice
as Dennis Curren1990 Downtown
as Dr. Steven Fisher1989 Johnny Handsome
as Rawlins1988 Bloodsport
as Charlie 'Bird' Parker1988 Bird
as Det. Jack Pismo1987 Stakeout
as Edward Montesque Garlick1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
as Sergeant Delaney1987 Hands of a Stranger
as Big Harold1986 Platoon
as Amos1986 The Color of Money
as Balldozer1985 Vision Quest
as Gowdy's Bodyguard1982 Tag: The Assassination Game
as Charles Jefferson1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High

TV Shows/Series with Forest Whitaker as Actor(26)

Movies with Forest Whitaker as Crew(16)

Production/Producer2020 Passing
Production/Executive Producer2019 A Kid from Coney Island
Production/Producer2018 Sorry to Bother You
Production/Producer2017 Roxanne, Roxanne
Production/Producer2015 Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Production/Producer2013 Fruitvale Station
Production/Executive Producer2011 Serving Life
Production/Executive Producer2011 Monte Carlo
Production/Producer2009 Powder Blue
Production/Executive Producer2007 Ripple Effect
Production/Executive Producer2005 American Gun
Directing/Director2004 First Daughter
Directing/Director1998 Hope Floats
Directing/Director1995 Waiting to Exhale
Directing/Director1993 Strapped
Production/Co-Producer1991 A Rage in Harlem

TV Shows/Series with Forest Whitaker as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Godfather of Harlem

Additional Information

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Born: Saturday, 07/15 1961 (July) in Longview (current age: 59 years + 28 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, University of Southern California, Drama Studio London, New York University, USC School of Dramatic Arts
Children: True Whitaker
Other names for Forest Whitaker (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Forest Steven Whitaker III"
"Φόρεστ Γουίτακερ"
"Forest Steven Whitaker"
Forest Whitaker frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (32x, Actor)
Bill Hader (23x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (14x, Actress)
Ben Stiller (13x, Actor)
Scarlett Johansson (12x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (12x, Actor)
Charlize Theron (12x, Actress)
Martin Short (12x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (11x, Actor)
Rihanna (11x, Actress)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (11x, Actress)
Harvey Weinstein (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:111, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/11/2020