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Whitaker, Forest

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Born: 1961 AD
Currently alive, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Producers

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1961 – Born on the 15th of July in Longview, Texas.

 

1982 – Forest Whitaker appeared in his first film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” as a football player.

 

1986 – He did another role as a hulking young pool player who baffled Fast Eddie Felson played by Paul Newman in the movie “The Color of Money.”

 

1988 - He was subsequently selected by director Clint Eastwood for the prize role of jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker in Bird. He won the Best Actor award at Cannes.

 

1992 - He gained true fame for his role as a captured British soldier whose prior relationship with the mysterious Dil played by Jaye Davidson, catalyzes the plot of “The Crying Game.”

 

1994 – He portrayed a role of a fashion designer who has a tryst with fellow designer Richard E. Grant.

 

1995 – He played as an empath on the trail of an alien in the movie “Species” 1996 – He got married to fellow actress Keisha Nash.

 

1999 – Did a fantastic role as he portrayed the title character in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog in the movie “The Way of the Samurai.”

 

2000 – He starred in the futuristic action film “Battleship Earth.”

 

2006 - Whitaker joined the cast of FX's cop serial “The Shield,” as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh. He also started his multi-episode story arc on “ER” as Curtis Ames

 

2007 - On the 25th of February, he won the Oscar's Best Actor Award in the movie "The Last King in Scotland" directed by Kevin Macdonald.


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