Currently alive, at 54 years of age.
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.