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Forest Whitaker, March 2007
Born Forest Steven Whitaker
July 15, 1961 (1961-07-15) (age 48)
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Keisha Nash (1996–present)
.Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director.^ "Forest Steven Whitaker" (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director.

^ Born in 15 July 1961, Longview, Texas, USA .
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^ Forest Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas.
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.He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.^ He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

^ He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and ...
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^ WM: Your character had shades of Ghost Dog in the film.
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[1][2] .However, for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty, award-winning television series, The Shield, Whitaker merely had to draw on his childhood years growing up in South Central Los Angeles, California.^ However, for his recurring role as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty television series, The Shield, Whitaker has merely had to draw on his childhood years growing up in South Central Los Angeles, California.
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^ However, for his recurring role as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty television series, "The Shield", Whitaker has merely had to draw on his childhood years growing up in South Central Los Angeles, California.

^ However, for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant...
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[3]
.Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.^ Forest Whitaker just walked away with the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.
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^ Whitaker, who won a best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland," is touring Michigan to shore up support for the Democratic presidential candidate.
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^ The prized actor gets deep about Idi Amin and The Last King of Scotland .

.Whitaker has also won a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.^ I’m glad he won the golden globe!
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^ This honor comes after a prosperous year for Whitaker, in which he snagged both an Oscar and Golden Globe for his role as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in ”The Last King of Scotland”.
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^ In addition to winning an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his role in The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He's a producer and director as well as an actor.
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.He became the fourth African American man to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, joining the ranks of Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx.^ How is she too good for an Academy Award winning actor?
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^ On January 23, 2007 he was nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award.
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^ He became the fourth African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland .
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Contents

Early life

.Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas, and his family moved to South Central Los Angeles due to racism in 1965, when he was four.^ Forest Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas.
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^ Forest was born in Texas, but grew up South Central Los Angeles.
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^ Forest Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas and his family moved to South Central Los Angeles in 1965, when he was four due to racism.
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[5] .His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr.^ His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr.

^ Hanging out with Forest Whitaker sr.
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^ Forest Whitaker wants to star alongside 50 Cent in a modern-day adaptation of 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' so he can develop an onscreen ''father-son kind of relationship'' with the rapper-turned-actor.
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.His mother, Laura Francis (née Smith), was a special education teacher who put herself through college and earned two Masters degrees while raising her children.^ Put herself through college and earned two Masters degrees while raising her children Sister: Deborah Whitaker.
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^ Raye Dowell: no longer together Laura Whitaker: mother (Put herself through college and earned two Masters degrees while raising her children) Forest Whitaker's Family & Companions » Post your comment .
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^ His mother, Laura Francis (ne Smith), was a special education teacher who put herself through college and earned two Masters degrees while raising her children.

[6][7] .Whitaker has two younger brothers, Kenn and Damon, and an older sister, Deborah.^ His younger brothers Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker are both actors as well.
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^ Brother of actors Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker .
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^ He has two brothers, Kenn and Damon Whitaker who are both actors.

.As a teenager, Whitaker commuted from Carson to wealthy Palisades High School on LA's West Side.^ Whitaker graduated from Palisades High School in...
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^ As a teenager, Whitaker commuted from Carson to wealthy Palisades High School on LA's West Side.
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^ A son of a teacher and an insurance man, he grew up in Compton, Calif., and commuted 20 miles to high school in L.A.'s tony Pacific Palisades.
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[5] .There, he was all-league defensive tackle on the football team quarterbacked by Jay Schroeder, a future NFL player.^ Whitaker commuted from Carson to Palisades High School, where he was all-league defensive tackle on the football team quarterbacked by Jay Schroeder, a future NFL player.
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^ There, he was all-league defensive tackle on the football team quarterbacked by Jay Schroeder, a future NFL player.

^ His increasingly hulking body made him an ideal candidate for football, and the budding sports superstar soon found himself playing opposite future NFL star Jay Schroeder on his high school team.
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[7] .While in high school, he also took voice lessons, performed in musicals, and caught the "acting bug"; his first role as an actor was the lead in Dylan Thomas' play, Under Milk Wood.^ While in high school, he took voice lessons, performed in musicals, and caught the "acting bug"; his first role as an actor was the lead in Dylan Thomas' play, Under Milk Wood.
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^ While in high school, he also took voice lessons, performed in musicals, and caught the 'acting bug' ; his first role as an actor was the lead in Dylan Thomas' play, Under Milk Wood.

^ In high school I did some musicals, but I never took acting until college.
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[5] Whitaker graduated from "Pali High" in 1979.[8]
.Whitaker then attended the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)[9] on a football scholarship, but left due to a debilitating back injury when he was hurt in training by defensive end Manny Duran.^ Whitaker was a standout football player at Palisades High School and attended Cal State Polytechnic University on a football scholarship, but his college football career was cut short by a back injury.
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^ After graduating, Whitaker earned a football scholarship to California Polytechnic Institute in Pomona, but opted instead to attend the University of Southern California Conservatory on a vocal scholarship.
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^ Whitaker then attended the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona on a football scholarship, but left due to a debilitating back injury.

.He was accepted to the Music Conservatory at the University of Southern California (USC) to study opera as a tenor, and subsequently was accepted into the University's Drama Conservatory.^ He was accepted to the Music Conservatory at the University of Southern California to study opera as a tenor, and was then accepted into the Drama Conservatory.
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^ He was accepted to the Music Conservatory at the University of Southern California (USC) to study opera as a tenor, and subsequently was accepted into the University's Drama Conservatory.name ='IAS'/> He graduated from USC in 1982.

^ He studied music and drama at University of Southern California and graduated in 1982 .
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[7] .He graduated from USC in 1982. He also earned a scholarship to the Berkeley, California branch of the Drama Studio London.^ Forest Whitaker’s obvious talents as an actor earned him a scholarship at the California branch of the prestigious Drama Studio London.
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^ He studied music and drama at University of Southern California and graduated in 1982 .
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^ He also earned a scholarship to the Berkeley, California branch of the Drama Studio London.
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[10]

Career

Film work

.Whitaker has a long history of working with well-regarded film directors and fellow actors.^ He also earned a scholarship to the Berkeley, California branch of the Drama Studio London.==Career=====Film work===Whitaker has a long history of working with well-regarded film directors and fellow actors.

^ He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Whitaker has a long history of working with well-regarded film directors and fellow actors.
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^ It was noted actor Forest Whitaker, who won a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Amin in the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland."
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.In his first onscreen role of note, he played a football player in the 1982 film version of Cameron Crowe's coming-of-age teen-retrospective, Fast Times at Ridgemont High.^ He came in the business with a small appearance in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
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^ His first significant role was in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" as the tough high school football star.
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^ Whitaker made his film debut at the age of 21 in the raucous comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) wherein he played, quite naturally, a footballer.
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[7] .He co-starred alongside Nicolas Cage, Phoebe Cates, and Sean Penn.^ Come to think of it, now three cast members of Fast Times at Ridgemont High have won Oscars -- Whitaker, Sean Penn (Mystic River in 2003) and Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas in 1995).
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^ Later that year, the would-be actor managed to land small, successful roles in both Everybody Gets It in the End and the cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High , in which he appeared alongside future stars Sean Penn , Jennifer Jason Leigh and Nicolas Cage .
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^ It was a talented group with whom to begin in films: his Ridgemont High classmates included Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn and Phoebe Cates.
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.In 1986, he appeared in Martin Scorsese's film, The Color of Money (with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise), and in Oliver Stone's Platoon.^ Four years later, Whitaker attracted critical attention in the role of the young pool player who flummoxes Fast Eddie Felson ( Paul Newman ) in The Color of Money (1986).
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^ In 1986, he appeared in Martin Scorsese's film, "The Color of Money" (with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise), and in Oliver Stone's "Platoon".

^ The Color of Money (1986) .
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.The following year, he co-starred with Robin Williams in the comedy Good Morning, Vietnam.^ The following year, he co-starred with Robin Williams in the comedy "Good Morning, Vietnam".

^ Good Morning Vietnam: 1987 .
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^ The following year, he co-starred with Robin Williams in the comedy Good Morning, Vietnam.
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.In 1988, Whitaker played in the film Bloodsport alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and he had the lead role as musician Charlie Parker in the Clint Eastwood-directed film, Bird.^ The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker.
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^ Whitaker’s first lead in a film came playing jazz great Charlie “Bird” Parker in Clint Eastwood ’s (AAN) Bird (1988).
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^ In 1988, he had the lead role as musician Charlie Parker in the Clint Eastwood-directed film, Bird.
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.To prepare himself for the part, he sequestered himself in a loft with only a bed, couch, and saxophone,[1] having also conducted extensive research and taken alto sax lessons.^ To prepare himself for the part, he sequestered himself in a loft with only a bed, couch, and saxophone, having also conducted extensive research and taken alto sax lessons.

^ To prepare for his role as dictator Idi Amin, Whitaker gained 50 pounds, learned to play the accordion, and immersed himself in research.

^ Whitaker immersed himself in the details of Amin's life to prepare himself for the part.

[11] .His performance, which has been called "transcendent,"[3] earned him the Best Actor award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival[12] and a Golden Globe nomination.^ He won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination for the role.

^ His performance, earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination.
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^ He won the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance of the dictator.
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.Whitaker continued to work with a number of well-known directors throughout the 1990s.^ Whitaker continued to work with a number of well-known directors throughout the 1990s.
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^ He also earned a scholarship to the Berkeley, California branch of the Drama Studio London.==Career=====Film work===Whitaker has a long history of working with well-regarded film directors and fellow actors.

^ He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Whitaker has a long history of working with well-regarded film directors and fellow actors.
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.He starred in the 1990 film Downtown with Anthony Edwards and Penelope Ann Miller.^ He starred in the 1990 movie "Downtown".
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^ Rate this: 52% from 18 members our price: £4.13 Downtown on DVD (1990) Starring: Forest Whitaker ,   Anthony Edwards ,   Joe Pantoliano Director: Richard Benjamin Certificate: A young white cop finds himself assigned to a tough downtown Philadelphia precinct and a new partner.
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^ Rate this: 55% from 28 members our price: £3.93 Downtown on DVD (1990) Starring: Forest Whitaker ,   Anthony Edwards ,   Joe Pantoliano Director: Richard Benjamin Certificate: A young white cop finds himself assigned to a tough downtown Philadelphia precinct and a new partner.
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.Neil Jordan cast him in the pivotal role of "Jody" in his 1992 film, The Crying Game.^ Neil Jordan cast him in the pivotal role of 'Jody' in his 1992 film, "The Crying Game".

^ Another notable role was in The Crying Game (1992).

^ With roles in films ranging from Clint Eastwoods jazz epic BIRD to Neil Jordans Academy Award-winning The Crying Game to Jim Jarmuschs Ghost Dog Whitaker has developed a reputation for embodying the most diverse and demanding of roles.
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Todd McCarthy, of Variety, described Whitaker's performance as "big-hearted," "hugely emotional," and "simply terrific."[13] In 1994, he was a member of the cast that won the first ever National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble for Robert Altman's film, Prêt-à-Porter. .He gave a "characteristically emotional performance"[14] in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's 1995 film, Smoke.^ He also costarred in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's 1995 film, Smoke.
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^ He gave a 'characteristically emotional performance' in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's 1995 film, "Smoke".Whitaker played a serene, pigeon-raising, bushido-following, mob hit man in "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai", a 1999 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

^ Smoke MPAA Rating: R Director: Wayne Wang Rating: More Details > > .
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Whitaker as the samurai, Ghost Dog
.Whitaker played a serene, pigeon-raising, bushido-following, mob hit man in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a 1999 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.^ Ghost Dog is still the fucking man!
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^ He starred in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a 1999 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
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^ He gave a 'characteristically emotional performance' in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's 1995 film, "Smoke".Whitaker played a serene, pigeon-raising, bushido-following, mob hit man in "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai", a 1999 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

.Many consider this to have been a "definitive role" for Whitaker.^ Many consider this to have been a 'definitive role' for Whitaker.

^ Whitaker is most famous for his many film roles, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High , Platoon , The Crying Game and The Panic Room .
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^ The twist is that Whitaker is considering directing himself in the lead role - even though Sites is, and Carter was, white.
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[3] .In a manner similar to his preparation for Bird, he again immersed himself in his character's world—he studied Eastern philosophy and meditated for long hours "to hone his inner spiritual hitman."^ In a manner similar to his preparation for "Bird", he again immersed himself in his character's world-he studied Eastern philosophy and meditated for long hours 'to hone his inner spiritual hitman.'

^ Preparing for a role, Whitaker often immerses himself in the character’s world.
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[1] Jarmusch has told interviewers that he developed the title character with Whitaker in mind; the New York Times review of the film observed that "[I]t's hard to think of another actor who could play a cold-blooded killer with such warmth and humanity."[15]
.Whitaker next appeared in what has been called one of the "worst films ever made,"[16] the 2000 production of Battlefield Earth, based on the novel of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard.^ As would be expected, he's also had his share of epic-sized bombs, notoriously the L. Ron Hubbard sci-fi disaster Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000).
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^ "BattleField Earth" 'won' seven Razzie Awards; Whitaker was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor, but lost to his co-star, Barry Pepper.

^ In September 2006, the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival presented him with its 'Hollywood Actor of the Year Award,' calling him 'one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors.'

The film was widely criticized as a notorious commercial and critical disaster.[16][17] However, Whitaker's performance was lauded by the film's director, Roger Christian, who commented that, "Everybody's going to be very surprised" by Whitaker, who "found this huge voice and laugh."[18] Battlefield Earth "won" seven Razzie Awards; Whitaker was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor, but lost to his co-star, Barry Pepper.[19]
.In 2001, Whitaker had a small, uncredited role in the Wong Kar-wai-directed The Follow, one of five short films produced by BMW that year to promote its cars.^ In 2001, Whitaker had a small, uncredited role in the Wong Kar-wai-directed "The Follow", one of five short films produced by BMW that year to promote its cars.

^ He directed "Waiting to Exhale," "Hope Floats" and "First Daughter" and served as executive producer of the last film and a few others.

^ Whitaker is most famous for his many film roles, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High , Platoon , The Crying Game and The Panic Room .
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[20] .He co-starred in Joel Schumacher's 2002 thriller, Phone Booth, with Kiefer Sutherland and Colin Farrell.^ He co-starred in Joel Schumacher's 2002 thriller, Phone Booth, with Kiefer Sutherland and Colin Farrell.
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^ Recently Whitaker has starred in two popular thrillers – “Phone Booth” with Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland , and “Panic Room” with Jodie Foster .
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^ Colin Farrell is in it, and Joel Schumacher directed it.
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.That year, he also co-starred with Jodie Foster in Panic Room.^ That year, he also co-starred with Jodie Foster in Panic Room.
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^ But as Forest— who starred in Platoon, Good Morning Vietnam, Panic Room and The Crying Game—became increasingly famous they drifted apart.
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^ Recently Whitaker has starred in two popular thrillers – “Phone Booth” with Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland , and “Panic Room” with Jodie Foster .
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His performance as the film's "bad guy" was described as "a subtle chemistry of aggression and empathy."[5]
Whitaker as General Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland
.Whitaker's 2006 portrayal of Idi Amin in the film, The Last King of Scotland earned him positive reviews by critics as well as multiple awards and honors.^ The prized actor gets deep about Idi Amin and The Last King of Scotland .

^ It was noted actor Forest Whitaker, who won a Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Amin in the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland."
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^ Whitaker was attending the Toronto Film Festival for the screening of his latest film, "Last King of Scotland."
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[21][22] .To portray the dictator, Whitaker gained 50 pounds, learned to play the accordion, and immersed himself in research.^ He gained 50 pounds and learned to play the accordion for the role, among other things.
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^ He learned to play the accordion, as Amin did.
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^ To prepare for his role as dictator Idi Amin, Whitaker gained 50 pounds, learned to play the accordion, and immersed himself in research.

[2] .He read books about Amin, watched news and documentary footage, and spent time in Uganda meeting with Amin's friends, relatives, generals, and victims; he also learned Swahili and mastered Amin's East African accent.^ He read books about Amin, watched news and documentary footage, and spent time in Uganda meeting with Amin's friends, relatives, generals, and victims; he also learned Swahili and mastered Amin's East African accent.His performance earned him the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the fourth African-American actor in history to do so.

^ He traveled to Uganda and interviewed Amin’s former generals and relatives.
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^ He mastered the East African accent and learned swahili which he convincingly uses throughout the film.
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[1] .His performance earned him the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the fourth African-American actor in history to do so.^ He is the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and he has also received a Golden Globe and other honors.
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^ His performance earned him the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, For that same role, he also received the Golden Globe Award , the Screen Actors Guild Award , a BAFTA Award , and many critical accolades.
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^ Here is the interview with Forest Whitaker - best performance by an actor in a leading role.

[23] .For that same role, he was also recognized with a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the National Board of Review, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association among others.^ Reviews & Rankings   |   Awards   |   Film Credits   |   Photos   |     Reviews & Rankings .
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^ Fortunately for fans of the versatile actor, Whitaker achieved one of the great successes of his career playing the grandstanding dictator Idi Amin in 2006's The Last King of Scotland , a film that earned him numerous industry and critics' awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, and a long-overdue Oscar for Best Actor.
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^ He was recently honored by The City of Los Angeles with the Hope of Los Angeles Award .
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[24]
In 2007, Whitaker played Dr. James Farmer Sr. in .The Great Debaters, for which he received an Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.^ He was also nominated for Best Actor by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and on January 28 won the Screen Actors Guild Award.
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^ On January 23, 2007 he was nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award.
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^ He's a 17-year-old actor who stars in a new picture called The Great Debaters.
  • Forest Whitaker on his role in Vantage Point and other films | Culture | The Guardian 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[25] .In 2008, Whitaker appeared in three films, first as a business man known only as Happiness, who likes butterflies, in the film The Air I Breathe.^ The Air I Breathe (2008) more movies like this .
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^ Sean Penn: Sean Penn is a critically acclaimed film actor who has starred in important films like Milk, Mystic River, Dead Man Walking, and Being John Malkovich, among many others.
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^ Whitaker’s first lead in a film came playing jazz great Charlie “Bird” Parker in Clint Eastwood ’s (AAN) Bird (1988).
  • Forest Whitaker (American actor and director) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

.He also portrayed a rogue police captain in Street Kings, and a heroic tourist in Vantage Point.^ Street Kings is the story of a rogue crew of LAPD cops that managed to find a way to have free range of the city of Las Angeles.
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^ Despite winning an Oscar in 2006, he hasn’t made anything of quality since: Vantage Point, Street Kings, Powder Blue ?
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^ In Vantage Point, Forest plays an American tourist who captures the assassination of the US President (William Hurt) on his camcorder, during a summit on terror in Spain.
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Television work

.After completing several films in the early 1980s, Whitaker gained additional roles in multiple television shows.^ To prepare for his role as Idi Amin, Whitaker gained more than 50 pounds, learned to play the accordion, and co-wrote the song Amin plays.
  • Forest Whitaker: The King Of The Oscars? - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Whitaker is most famous for his many film roles, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High , Platoon , The Crying Game and The Panic Room .
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^ After gaining some attention in several stage musicals, Whitaker made an immediate impression with a small, but memorable role in his feature debut, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982).
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.On the series, Diff'rent Strokes, he played a bully in the 1985 episode "Bully for Arnold".[26] That same year, Whitaker also played the part of a comic book salesman in the Amazing Stories episode "Gather Ye Acorns".[27] Throughout the 1990s, Whitaker mainly had roles in television films, including Criminal Justice, The Enemy Within, and Witness Protection.^ Whitaker will play a man who comes into the ER with a cough, but quickly faces a paralyzing stroke—his story arc will take place over five episodes.
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^ He gained experience on TV as well with featured spots on such varied shows as "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978) and "Cagney & Lacey" (1982), not to mention the TV-movie Civil War epic "North and South" (1985) and its sequel.
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^ He has acted in, among many other things, The Crying Game, Ghost Dog and the television series The Shield, and he has directed films such as Waiting to Exhale and Hope Floats.

.From 2002 to 2003, Whitaker was the host and narrator of 44 new episodes of the Rod Serling classic, The Twilight Zone, which lasted one season on UPN.^ In 2002, Whitaker was the host and narrator of The Twilight Zone, which lasted one season.
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^ Why did Forest Whitaker host the New Twilight Zone...
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^ On the TV front, he was the consulting producer and host of a revamped Rod Serling 's cult series classic "The Twilight Zone" (2002), which lasted a disappointing one season.
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[28] .After working in several film roles, he returned to television in 2006 when he joined the cast of FX's police serial The Shield, as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh, who was determined to prove that the lead character, Vic Mackey, is a dirty cop.^ In 2006, Whitaker joined the cast of FX's cop serial The Shield, as Lieutenant John Kavanaugh.
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^ Gritty cop drama The Shield returns to DVD with a series collection .

^ In January 2006, he joined the cast of FX's cop serial The Shield, as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh.
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.He received rave reviews for his performance — Variety called it a "crackling-good guest stint"[29] — and he reprised the role in the show's 2007 season.^ His performance earned him the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, For that same role, he also received the Golden Globe Award , the Screen Actors Guild Award , a BAFTA Award , and many critical accolades.
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^ Yet for all his research and all the rave reviews that followed, Whitaker's role in "The Last King of Scotland" almost never happened.
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.In the fall of 2006, Whitaker started a multi-episode story arc on ER as Curtis Ames, a man who comes into the ER with a cough, but quickly faces the long-term consequences of a paralyzing stroke; he then takes out his anger on Doctors Luka Kovač and Abby Lockhart.^ Whitaker will play a man who comes into the ER with a cough, but quickly faces a paralyzing stroke—his story arc will take place over five episodes.
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^ He then takes out his anger on Doctors Luka Kovac and Abby Lockhart.
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^ In the fall of 2006, Whitaker started his multi-episode story arc on ER, playing a man who comes into the ER with a cough, but quickly faces the long-term consequences of a paralyzing stroke.
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.Whitaker received a 2007 Emmy Award nomination for his performance on the series.^ Forest Whitaker -- Emmy, Oscar, and Cannes Film Festival award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has apparently teamed up with Mountain Dew to narrate an advergame .
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^ Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.
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^ Forest Steven Whitaker,an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and Emmy-winning actor, producer, and director returned home to Nigeria.
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[30] .Also in 2006, Whitaker appeared in T.I.'s music video "Live in the Sky" alongside Jamie Foxx.^ Whitaker narrates the live-action video and developed all of the elements of the DEWmocracy experience, including the story, the live-action film, the animated characters, and game design.
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^ Posted January 19, 2009 1:00:00 PM See All: celebs forest whitaker Inauguration jamie foxx tom hanks .
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^ Mar.25, 2009 in Barack Obama , Entertainment , Jamie Foxx , Music , R&B News , Videos 1 Comment Barack Obama’s inauguration was clearly an important day for many people — including Jamie Foxx.
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[31]

Producing and directing

.Whitaker branched out into producing and directing in the 1990s.^ Whitaker branched out into producing and directing in the 1990s.
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^ In the early 1990s, Whitaker widened his horizons to include producing/directing and has since gained respect behind the camera as well.
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^ During the '90s Whitaker branched out into directing ( Waiting to Exhale ) and producing while he kept up his jam-packed acting schedule.
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.He co-produced and co-starred in A Rage in Harlem in 1991. He made his directorial debut with a grim film about inner-city gun violence, Strapped, for HBO in 1993. In 1995, he directed his first feature, Waiting to Exhale, which was based on the Terry McMillan novel of the same name.^ He then directed the blockbuster hit Waiting to Exhale.
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^ In 1995, he directed his first feature, Waiting to Exhale, which was based on the Terry McMillan novel of the same name.
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^ Whitaker is also a director, having made his feature debut with Waiting to Exhale (1995).
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Roger Ebert observed that the tone of the film resembled Whitaker's own acting style: "measured, serene, confident."[32] Whitaker also directed co-star Whitney Houston's music video of the movie's theme song, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)".
Whitaker continued his directing career with the 1998 romantic comedy, Hope Floats, starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr. He directed Katie Holmes in the romantic comedy, First Daughter in 2004; he had co-starred with Holmes in Phone Booth in 2002. Whitaker served as an executive producer on First Daughter. .He had previously gained experience as the executive producer of several made-for-television movies, most notably the 2002 Emmy-award winning Door to Door, starring William H. Macy.^ He had previously executive produced several made-for-television movies, most notably the 2002 Emmy- award winning Door to Door, starring William H. Macy.
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^ Currently, he's a regular on TV's award-winning series The Shield while as a producer for TV he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie for 2003's Door to Door .

^ He executive produced the 2002 Emmy-award winning made-for-television movie, Door to Door, starring William Macy .
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.He produced these projects through his production company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, which he shut down in 2005 to concentrate on his acting career.^ He produced these projects through his production company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, which he shut down in 2005 to concentrate on his acting career.
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^ Motherfarkers have shut down film production for four months now with a de facto strike and theses obnoxious cawksuckers are having an awards ceremony?
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^ Whitaker's multimedia company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, includes film, television and music production.
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[3][11]

Honors

.In addition to the numerous awards Whitaker won for his performance in The Last King of Scotland, he has also received several other honors.^ Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland .
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^ He has also received several other honors.
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^ Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.
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.In September 2006, the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival presented him with its "Hollywood Actor of the Year Award," calling him "one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors."^ Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2006 .
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^ In September 2006, the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival presented him with its "Hollywood Actor of the Year Award ," He was also honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007, receiving the American Riviera Award .
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^ Ever since then he has consistently impressed in a wide variety of character roles that have made him one of Hollywood’s most talented thespians.
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[33] .He was honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007, where he received the American Riviera Award.^ In September 2006, the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival presented him with its "Hollywood Actor of the Year Award ," He was also honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007, receiving the American Riviera Award .
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^ He won the best-actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988 for his first lead role, as the jazz legend Charlie Parker in Bird .
  • Forest Whitaker channels a crazed dictator in Scotland | Entertainment | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC www.chron.com [Source type: General]

^ The actor is also an award-winning director: Aside from helming Waiting to Exhale and the Sandra Bullock starrer Hope Floats, he directed Strapped, which won the FIPRESCI Award for Best First Feature at the 1993 Toronto International Film Festival.
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[34]
.Previously, in 2005, the Deauville (France) Festival of American Film paid tribute to him.^ Previously, in 2005, the Deauville Festival of American Film paid tribute to him.
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^ Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2005 .
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^ In September 2006, the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival presented him with its "Hollywood Actor of the Year Award ," He was also honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2007, receiving the American Riviera Award .
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[35] .Whitaker was the recipient of the 2,335th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 16, 2007.[36][37] He received an Honorary Degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2009 at the 82nd Commencement Ceremony.^ Well deserved Forest Whitaker received a star with his name cemented on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame yesterday.
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^ Forest was given a star on the Hollywood Walk in April of 2007.
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^ Hollywood stars that support the Mandela Foundation charity at the event included actors Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, and Matt Damon.
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[38]

Personal life

.In 1996, Whitaker married actress Keisha Nash, whom he met on the set of Blown Away.^ In 1996, Whitaker married fellow actress Keisha Whitaker.
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^ He and his wife, Keisha Nash, the actor Whitaker met on the set of Blow Away, have children called Autumn, Ocean, Sonnet and True.
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^ Her name is Keisha Nash i believe and she was a model back in the day when she met and married forest.
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[2] .The Whitakers have four children: two daughters together (Sonnet and True), his son (Ocean) from a previous relationship, and her daughter (Autumn) from a previous relationship.^ He and wife Keisha have two daughters, Sonnet and True.

^ He has a son, Ocean, from a previous relationship and Keisha has a daughter, Autumn, from a previous relationship.

^ He has two daughters, Sonnet Noel Whitaker (b.
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.Whitaker studies yoga and has a black belt in karate.^ He is also a vegetarian and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.
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[2] .On Inside the Actors Studio, Whitaker said that a genetic test indicated he was of Igbo descent on his father's side, and Akan descent on his mother's side.^ If I go to a reunion in east Texas, my mother's side or my father's, one out of ten is a preacher or a teacher.
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^ "Forest Whitaker is a great dude," he said of the actor, who performed a singing-waiter skit when he hosted "Saturday Night Live."
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^ Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, Jan.
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[39]
.Whitaker, who is a vegetarian,[2] recorded a public service announcement with his daughter, True, promoting vegetarianism on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).^ He and his family are vegetarians, and have done public service announcements for PETA .
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^ He and his daughter, True Whitaker , have recorded a public service announcement promoting vegetarianism on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
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^ One awesomely cool thing about my old job: James Earl Jones had his kids in one of the local private schools, and he used to come by the station every once in a while to record public service announcements for them.
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[40] .In politics, Whitaker supported and spoke on behalf of Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign.^ Whitaker is campaigning for Barack Obama to become the next US president.
  • Forest Whitaker on his role in Vantage Point and other films | Culture | The Guardian 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Here is the Colorado street team member interviewing Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker on the campaign trail for Barack Obama in Boulder, CO on Monday.
  • forestwhitaker coverage by LAist 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC laist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Barack Obama is hiding eight shocking secrets that could destroy his presidency before it even gets off the ground, political insiders say.
  • Oprah Show Glows for Obama: 'The Light of the New Age Is Here' | NewsBusters.org 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

[41] .On April 6, 2009, Whitaker was given a chieftancy title in Imo State, Nigeria.^ He was given the title of Nwannedinambar of Nkwerre which means "brother in a foreign land", during a visit to Nigeria in April.
  • SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Forest Whitaker 22 September 2009 20:13 UTC news.surfwax.com [Source type: General]

^ Sultry Robin Givens (HEAD OF STATE) heats up the screen with Forest Whitaker (PHONE BOOTH), Gregory...
  • Forest Whitaker on Blu-ray and DVD - Miramax Films 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC miramax.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Whitaker, who was named a chief among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria, was given the title Nwannedinamba of Nkwerre, which means A Brother in a Foreign Land.^ He was given the title of Nwannedinambar of Nkwerre which means "brother in a foreign land", during a visit to Nigeria in April.
  • SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Forest Whitaker 22 September 2009 20:13 UTC news.surfwax.com [Source type: General]

^ Chief among Tolson's promising young students is a 14-year-old prodigy named James Farmer, Jr. (Denzel Whitaker).

^ Whitaker: Well, Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin - Marc Levin, who's the director of the piece, he spent a long period of time getting to know the people in the community.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Forest Whitaker . September 21, 2009 | PBS 20 January 2010 17:24 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

[42]
Whitaker's left eye ptosis has been called "intriguing" by some critics[43] and "gives him a sleepy, contemplative look."[44] Whitaker has explained that the condition is hereditary and that he has considered having surgery to correct it, not for cosmetic reasons but because it affects his vision.[45]

Filmography

Actor

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson
1985 Vision Quest Balldozer
North and South Cuffey
1986 The Color of Money Amos
North and South, Book II Cuffey
Platoon Big Harold
1987 Stakeout Jack Pismo
Good Morning, Vietnam Edward Garlick
1988 Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Bloodsport Rawlins
1989 Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher
1990 Downtown Dennis Curren
1991 Diary of a Hitman Dekker
A Rage in Harlem Jackson
1992 Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman
The Crying Game Jody
Consenting Adults David Duttonville
1993 Bank Robber Officer Battle
Body Snatchers Major Collins
1994 Blown Away Anthony Franklin
Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco NBR Award for Best Cast
Jason's Lyric Maddog
1995 Species Dan Smithson, Empath
Smoke Cyrus Cole
1996 Phenomenon Nate Pope
1998 Body Count Crane
1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog
Witness Protection Steven Beck
Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson
2000 Battlefield Earth Ker
Four Dogs Playing Poker Mr. Ellington
2001 The Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard
The Follow The Employer uncredited
Green Dragon Addie
2002 Panic Room Burnham
Phone Booth Captain Ed Ramey Theatrical release was delayed due to the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002.[46]
2004 First Daughter Narrator also directed
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt
American Gun Carter Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
Mary Ted Younger
2006 Even Money Clyde Snow
The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt
Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster voice only
The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin Academy Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actor
2007 The Air I Breathe Happiness
Ripple Effect Philip
The Great Debaters James L. Farmer, Sr.
2008 Vantage Point Howard Lewis
Street Kings Capt. Jack Wander
Dragon Hunters Lian Chu Voice — English version
2009 Powder Blue Charlie
Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault
Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice only)
Lullaby for Pi George post-production
Hurricane Season Al Collins completed
2010 Repo Men Jake Freivald awaiting release
My Own Love Song TBA post-production
The Experiment Barris post-production
Our Family Wedding Bradford Boyd

Director

Year Film
1995 Waiting to Exhale
1998 Hope Floats
2004 First Daughter

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Making The Grade Episode "Marriage David Style"
1983 Cagney & Lacey Night Manager Episode "The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All"
1984 Trapper John, M.D. Lewis Jordan Episode "School Nurse"
Hill Street Blues Floyd Green Episode "Blues for Mr. Green"
1985 Diff'rent Strokes Herman Episode "Bully for Arnold"
The Grand Baby Television movie
The Fall Guy Friend Episode "Spring Break"
1986 Amazing Stories Jerry Episode "Gather Ye Acorns"
1987 Hands of a Stranger Sergeant Delaney Television movie
1990 Criminal Justice Jessie Williams Television movie
1993 Lush Life Buddy Chester Television movie
Last Light Fred Whitmore Television movie
1994 The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey Television movie
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Mr. Rucker Television movie
1999 Witness Protection Steven Beck Television movie
2001 Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard Television movie
2003 Deacons for Defense Marcus Clay Television movie
2002–2003 The Twilight Zone Host / Narrator 44 episodes
2006–2007 ER Curtis Ames 6 episodes
The Shield Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh (Seasons 5 and 6)
2007–2009 American Dad! Turlington 3 episodes

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