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Forest Whitaker

1961-07-15 Longview, Texas, USA

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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.


Respect C. L. Franklin 2021-08-18
Burden Reverend Kennedy 2020-02-28
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Jeronicus Jangle 2020-11-06
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self 2020-08-30
Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert 2019-03-15
City of Lies Jack Jackson 2019-01-10
How It Ends Tom 2018-07-13
The Forgiven Desmond Tutu 2018-03-09
Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry Wallace Narrator 2018-03-23
Sorry to Bother You First Equisapien / Demarius 2018-07-06
Black Panther Zuri 2018-02-13
Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival Self 2017-02-14
The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Himself 2017-04-04
I Am You Narrator (voice) 2016-12-12
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016-12-14
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
Repentance Angel 2014-02-28
Food Chains 2014-04-26
Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014-02-06
Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013-11-01
Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013-12-04
The Butler Cecil Gaines 2013-08-16
The Last Stand Agent John Bannister 2013-01-12
Rising from Ashes Narrator 2013-08-02
Black Nativity Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013-11-27
Pawn Will 2013-04-23
Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Out of the Furnace Chief Wesley Barnes 2013-12-06
The Making of 'Making a Scene' 2013-11-25
Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012-08-10
A Dark Truth Francisco Francis 2012-11-29
Serving Life Narrator 2011-07-28
Catch.44 Ronny 2011-12-08
A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Lion 2010-03-02
My Own Love Song Joey 2010-04-07
Repo Men Jake 2010-03-18
Lullaby for Pi George 2010-10-11
The Experiment Barris 2010-07-15
Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010-03-12
Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice) 2009-10-16
Powder Blue Charlie 2009-05-08
Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009-12-08
Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault 2008-06-24
Street Kings Captain Jack Wander 2008-04-10
Crips and Bloods: Made in America Narrator 2008-01-01
Chasseurs de dragons Lian-Chu (voice) 2008-03-19
Vantage Point Howard Lewis 2008-02-01
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Corner Man 2007-03-13
Ripple Effect Philip 2007-06-21
The Air I Breathe Happiness 2007-02-07
The Great Debaters Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007-12-27
Before the Music Dies Self - Narrator (voice) 2006-11-02
Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster (voice) 2006-09-15
The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin 2006-01-12
The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt 2006-05-18
Even Money Clyde Snow 2006-03-01
A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt 2005-12-26
American Gun Carter 2005-01-01
Mary Ted Younger 2005-11-18
Odyssey in Rome 2005-09-30
First Daughter Narrator (voice) 2004-09-24
Shooting 'Panic Room' 2004-03-30
Deacons for Defense Marcus 2003-01-01
Phone Booth Captain Ramey 2002-09-09
Panic Room Burnham 2002-03-29
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' Himself 2001-01-01
Green Dragon Addie 2001-01-01
The Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard 2001-08-15
Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001-11-11
The Follow The Employer 2001-05-24
Ghost Dog: The Odyssey: The Journey Into the Life of a Samurai 2001-08-14
Battlefield Earth Ker 2000-05-10
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Himself - Actor / Director 2000-09-27
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Himself 2000-05-01
The Paperboy Narrator 2000-01-01
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog 1999-06-02
Witness Protection Steven Beck 1999-12-11
Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson 1999-11-04
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
Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995-06-09
Species Dan Smithson, Empath 1995-07-07
Mr. Holland's Opus Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited) 1995-12-29
Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco 1994-12-23
Jason's Lyric Maddog 1994-09-28
The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey 1994-08-24
Blown Away Anthony Franklin 1994-07-01
Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993-10-01
Bank Robber Officer Battle 1993-12-03
Body Snatchers Major Collins 1993-06-09
Last Light Fred Whitmore 1993-08-22
Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman 1992-03-13
The Crying Game Jody 1992-09-02
Consenting Adults David Duttonville 1992-10-16
Diary of a Hitman Dekker 1991-11-20
A Rage in Harlem Jackson 1991-05-03
Downtown Dennis Curren 1990-01-12
Criminal Justice Jessie Williams 1990-09-08
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
The Color of Money Amos 1986-10-07
Platoon Big Harold 1986-12-19
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
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