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Forest Whitaker

Biography :

Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, director, and activist. He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. After making his film debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Whitaker went on to earn a reputation for intensive character study work for films, such as Platoon (1986), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Bird (1988), The Crying Game (1992), Phenomenon (1996), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), The Great Debaters (2007), The Butler (2013), Arrival (2016), and Respect (2021). He has also appeared in blockbusters, such as Panic Room (2002), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) as Saw Gerrera, and Black Panther (2018) as Zuri. For his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the British historical drama film The Last King of Scotland (2006), Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Whitaker made his directorial debut wit ... Read more »


Birthday    :   1961-07-15
Place Of Birth    :   Longview, Texas, USA
Alternate Name    :   Forest Steven Whitaker III
Known Movie/TV Credits    :   Unknown
Last Appeared In    :   Unknown

Filmography

MOVIES
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World Doc Broadus 2023-04-28
Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend Self (archive footage) 2022-11-13
Prophets of Change Narrator 2022-10-12
Andor: A Disney+ Day Special Look Saw Gerrera (uncredited) (archive footage) 2022-09-08
Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Self 2021-09-09
Respect C. L. Franklin 2021-08-12
A Fall from Grace Source 2021-06-30
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Jeronicus Jangle 2020-11-06
Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times 2020-09-19
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self 2020-08-30
Burden Reverend Kennedy 2020-02-28
Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert 2019-03-15
City of Lies Jack Jackson 2018-09-06
How It Ends Tom 2018-07-13
Sorry to Bother You First Equisapien / Demarius 2018-07-06
Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry Wallace Narrator 2018-03-23
The Forgiven Desmond Tutu 2018-03-09
Black Panther Zuri 2018-02-13
The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Himself 2017-04-04
Xenolinguistics: Understanding 'Arrival' Self 2017-02-14
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016-12-14
I Am You Narrator (voice) 2016-12-12
Arrival Colonel G. T. Weber 2016-11-10
Dope Narrator 2015-06-19
Southpaw Titus 'Tick' Wills 2015-03-24
Taken 3 Inspector Franck Dotzler 2014-12-16
Food Chains 2014-04-26
Repentance Angel 2014-02-28
Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014-02-06
Out of the Furnace Chief Wesley Barnes 2013-12-06
Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013-12-04
Black Nativity Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013-11-27
Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
The Making of 'Making a Scene' 2013-11-25
Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013-11-01
The Butler Cecil Gaines 2013-08-16
Rising from Ashes Narrator 2013-08-02
Pawn Will 2013-04-23
The Last Stand Agent John Bannister 2013-01-12
A Dark Truth Francisco Francis 2012-11-29
Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012-08-10
Catch.44 Ronny 2011-12-08
A Man's Story Self 2011-10-08
Serving Life Narrator 2011-07-28
Lullaby for Pi George 2010-10-11
The Experiment Barris 2010-07-15
My Own Love Song Joey 2010-04-07
Repo Men Jake 2010-03-18
Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010-03-12
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Lion 2010-03-02
Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009-12-08
Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice) 2009-10-16
Powder Blue Charlie 2009-05-08
Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault 2008-06-24
Street Kings Captain Jack Wander 2008-04-10
Dragon Hunters Lian-Chu (voice) 2008-03-19
Mon Clown Self (archive footage) 2008-03-14
Vantage Point Howard Lewis 2008-02-01
Crips and Bloods: Made in America Narrator 2008-01-01
The Great Debaters Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007-12-27
Ripple Effect Philip 2007-06-21
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Corner Man 2007-03-13
The Air I Breathe Happiness 2007-02-07
Before the Music Dies Self - Narrator (voice) 2006-11-02
Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster (voice) 2006-08-04
The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt 2006-05-18
Even Money Clyde Snow 2006-03-01
The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin 2006-01-12
A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt 2005-12-26
Mary Ted Younger 2005-11-18
Odyssey in Rome 2005-09-30
American Gun Carter 2005-01-01
First Daughter Narrator (voice) 2004-09-24
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Self 2004-09-18
Shooting 'Panic Room' Self 2004-03-30
Phone Booth Captain Ramey 2003-04-04
Deacons for Defense Marcus Clay 2003-01-01
Panic Room Burnham 2002-03-29
Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001-11-11
The Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard 2001-08-15
Ghost Dog: The Odyssey: The Journey Into the Life of a Samurai 2001-08-14
The Follow The Employer 2001-05-24
Green Dragon Addie 2001-05-17
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' Self 2001-01-01
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Self 2000-09-27
Battlefield Earth Ker 2000-05-12
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Self 2000-05-01
The Paperboy Narrator 2000-01-01
Witness Protection Steven Beck 1999-12-11
Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson 1999-11-04
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog 1999-06-02
Body Count Crane 1998-04-28
Phenomenon Nate Pope 1996-07-05
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Mr. Rucker 1996-01-01
Mr. Holland's Opus Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited) 1995-12-29
Species Dan Smithson, Empath 1995-07-07
Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995-06-09
Ready to Wear Cy Bianco 1994-12-23
Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso Self 1994-12-11
Jason's Lyric Maddog 1994-09-28
The Enemy Within Col. MacKenzie Casey 1994-08-24
Blown Away Anthony Franklin 1994-07-01
Bank Robber Officer Battle 1993-12-03
Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993-10-01
Last Light Fred Whitmore 1993-08-22
Body Snatchers Major Collins 1993-06-09
Consenting Adults David Duttonville 1992-10-16
The Crying Game Jody 1992-09-02
Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman 1992-03-13
Diary of a Hitman Dekker 1991-11-20
A Rage in Harlem Jackson 1991-05-03
Criminal Justice Jessie Williams 1990-09-08
Downtown Dennis Curren 1990-01-12
Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher 1989-09-12
Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1988-07-01
Bloodsport Rawlins 1988-02-26
Good Morning, Vietnam Edward Montesque Garlick 1987-12-23
Stakeout Det. Jack Pismo 1987-08-05
Hands of a Stranger Sergeant Delaney 1987-05-10
Platoon Big Harold 1986-12-19
The Color of Money Amos 1986-10-17
Vision Quest Balldozer 1985-02-15
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson 1982-08-13
Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard 1982-04-20
Tv Series
Extrapolations August Bolo 2023-03-16
Star Wars: Andor Saw Gerrera 2022-09-21
Cannes Festival Self - Guest 2022-05-17
Godfather of Harlem Bumpy Johnson 2019-09-29
Star Wars: Go Rogue Saw Gerrera (voice) 2016-08-30
Roots Fiddler 2016-05-30
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Empire Eddie Barker 2015-01-07
Star Wars Rebels Saw Gerrera (voice) 2014-10-13
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Sam Cooper 2011-02-16
Criminal Minds Sam Cooper 2005-09-22
American Dad! Turlington (voice) 2005-02-06
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Self 2005-01-03
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-01-26
The Twilight Zone Self - Host 2002-09-18
American Idol Self 2002-06-11
The Shield Jon Kavanaugh 2002-03-12
E! Live from the Red Carpet Self 2002-01-13
The Hire The Employer 2001-04-26
The Early Show Self 1999-11-01
Where Are They Now? Self 1999-06-07
The View Self 1997-08-11
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Self 1996-07-22
ER Curtis Ames 1994-09-19
Inside the Actors Studio Self 1994-06-01
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan 1988-09-05
North and South Cuffey 1985-11-03
Amazing Stories Jerry 1985-09-29
Cagney & Lacey 1982-03-25
Hill Street Blues 1981-01-15
Diff'rent Strokes 1978-11-03
Saturday Night Live Self - Host / Greg Gumbel 1975-10-11
Today Self 1952-01-14