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Forest Whitaker is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 15 july 1961 at Longview (USA)

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker
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Birth name Forest Steven Whitaker
Nationality USA
Birth 15 july 1961 (58 years) at Longview (USA)
Awards Emmy Award, Academy Award for Best Actor

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.

Biography

In 1996, Whitaker married actress Keisha Nash, whom he met on the set of Blown Away. The Whitakers have four children: two daughters together (Sonnet and True), and his son (Ocean) and her daughter (Autumn) from previous relationships. On Inside the Actors Studio, Whitaker said that a genetic test indicated he was of Igbo descent through his patrilineal line, and of Akan descent through his matrilineal line.

Whitaker studies yoga and has a black belt in kenpō. He also trains in the Filipino martial art of Kali, under Dan Inosanto.

Whitaker's left eye ptosis has been called "intriguing" by some critics and "gives him a lazy, contemplative look." 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.

Best films

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
(Actor)
Taken 3 (2014)
(Actor)
Arrival (2016)
(Actor)
Panic Room (2002)
(Actor)
Phenomenon (1996)
(Actor)
Vantage Point (2008)
(Actor)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Forest Whitaker (101 films)

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Actor

City of Lies
Directed by Brad Furman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical, Crime
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown, Jr., Neil Brown Jr.
Roles Jack Jackson
Rating63% 3.197843.197843.197843.197843.19784
À la fin des années 1990, l'inspecteur Russell Poole enquête sur la corruption au sein de la division Rampart du LAPD. Ces évènements sont également liés aux assassinats des célèbres rappeurs The Notorious B.I.G. et Tupac Shakur et au label de ce dernier, Death Row Records. Avec le journaliste Jack Jackson, il va tenter de tirer au clair ces affaires, malgré le manque de soutien de sa hiérarchie.
Burden
Burden (2019)
, 2h9
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson, Usher, Tess Harper
Roles Reverend Kennedy
Rating62% 3.1489053.1489053.1489053.1489053.148905
Mike Burden est un jeune homme taciturne qui gravit les échelons du Ku Klux Klan dans une petite ville de Caroline du Sud, en 1996. Orphelin depuis son enfance, il est farouchement loyal envers Tom Griffin, le chef local du Klan, un homme toxique. Mais Burden change de sentiments quand il tombe amoureux de Judy, une mère célibataire qui remue sa conscience sociale. Sa rupture violente avec le Klan le précipite dans les bras ouverts du révérend Kennedy, un prédicateur idéaliste afro-américain, qui lui offre sécurité et le guide vers la rédemption.
Sorry to Bother You, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Armie Hammer, Keith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Patton Oswalt, Terry Crews
Roles First Equisapien / Demarius
Rating69% 3.4992153.4992153.4992153.4992153.499215
Un télévendeur découvre la clé magique qui a conduit à la réussite d'une entreprise et découvre le secret macabre de ses dirigeants.
Black Panther, 2h15
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya
Roles Zuri
Rating73% 3.6511953.6511953.6511953.6511953.651195
Après avoir participé à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, le roi T'Challa retourne chez lui dans la nation africaine reculée et technologiquement avancée du Wakanda, pour servir son pays en tant que nouveau roi. Cependant, le pouvoir de T'Challa va bientôt être défié par des factions de son propre pays. Quand deux ennemis conspirent pour détruire le Wakanda, la Panthère noire doit s'allier à l'agent de la CIA Everett K. Ross et aux membres du Dora Milaje, les forces spéciales du Wakanda, pour éviter que le pays ne soit emporté dans un conflit mondial.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2h13
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed
Roles Saw Gerrera
Rating77% 3.897043.897043.897043.897043.89704
L'univers de Star Wars tourne autour des tentatives de séparation d'un groupe favorable à un empire de la République galactique. Pour ce faire, les séparatistes entraînent des dirigeants de la République dans des affaires ingérables grâce aux manigances du Chancelier Suprême Palpatine, qui dit servir la démocratie tout en étant favorable à un empire. Pour maintenir la paix en place, les Jedi combattent les ennemis de la République, mais ceux-ci doivent faire face aux Seigneurs Sith (dont Palpatine est membre, sous le nom de Dark Sidious), tous sont sensibles à la Force, une capacité d'origine physiologique qui permet à leurs détenteurs d'acquérir certains pouvoirs surnaturels.
Arrival
Arrival (2016)
, 1h56
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Amy Adams, Jeremy Lee Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
Roles Colonel G. T. Weber
Rating78% 3.9459253.9459253.9459253.9459253.945925
When alien crafts land across the world, a linguist expert is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.
Dope
Dope (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Hip hop films, Gangster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Keith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz
Roles Narrator
Rating71% 3.5998753.5998753.5998753.5998753.599875
Malcolm Adekanbi is a high school senior obsessed with 1990's hip-hop culture, along with his friends Jib and Diggy, he's a geek who is continually pushed around school. They live in "The Bottoms" part of Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Southpaw
Southpaw (2015)
, 2h3
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Rita Ora
Roles Titus 'Tick' Wills
Rating73% 3.6999453.6999453.6999453.6999453.699945
Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boxer who lives in New York City with his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and their daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). During a match in which he defends his World Light Heavyweight title, Billy sustains an eye injury and is convinced by Maureen to retire while he's at the top. At a charity event for the orphanage where he and his wife both grew up, Billy is taunted by an up-and-coming boxer, Miguel "Magic" Escobar, leading to a brawl in which Maureen is accidentally shot and killed by Miguel's brother Hector, who flees.
A Fall from Grace
Directed by Jennifer Lynch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Vincent d’Onofrio, Tim Roth, Nelly, Forest Whitaker, David Lynch, Willow Shields
Roles Source

Apothecary Films provided the following plot summary: "Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls. He only knows that their burned and broken bodies are washing ashore along the Mississippi River, never to return home. He wears the scars of the one time he got close. Now, he's living in the darkness himself, perhaps too deeply. His physical pain is matched only by the pain he feels each time another young girl goes missing or washes ashore. Self-medicating to both ward away and embrace this killer, he falls farther from his light. Truth be told, the closer he comes to death by his own hand, the closer he gets to solving the murders."
Two Men in Town, 1h58
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Luis Guzmán, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Guinee, Dolores Heredia
Roles William Garnett
Rating57% 2.8535352.8535352.8535352.8535352.853535
William Garnett, ancien membre d’un gang du Sud du Nouveau Mexique, vient de passer dix-huit ans en prison pour meurtre. Converti à l'Islam et en quête de réinsertion, il est libéré en conditionnel pour bonne conduite et essaie de changer de vie. Il se lie d'amitié avec Emily Smith, son officier de probation, qui vient d'être transféré à Luna, petite ville du Nouveau Mexique. Mais au moment où Garnett commence à profiter de sa liberté et à connaitre le bonheur, il est malheureusement rattrapé par son passé. Entre le Sherif Agati, qui veut se venger du meurtre de son adjoint, tué vingt ans plut tôt et son ancien gang qui le harcèle pour le faire revenir, Garnett sent ses vieux démons remonter à la surface.
Repentance
Repentance (2014)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, Mike Epps, Nicole Ari Parker, Sanaa Lathan, Peter Weller
Roles Angel
Rating48% 2.4072552.4072552.4072552.4072552.407255
Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Tommy Carter (Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the "untimely" death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach.
Taken 3
Taken 3 (2014)
, 1h49
Directed by Olivier Megaton
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Jon Gries, Dougray Scott
Roles Inspector Frank Dotzler
Rating60% 3.00213.00213.00213.00213.0021
Former covert operative Bryan Mills visits his daughter, Kim, who has just discovered she's pregnant, at her L.A. apartment to deliver an early birthday gift. After an awkward visit, he invites his ex-wife, Lenore, to dinner. Although she refused the invitation, she shows up at his apartment revealing her distress over marital problems with her current husband, Stuart, and indicates her desire to be with Bryan, who feels the same way, but says they need to refrain until her marriage is resolved. Later, Stuart visits Bryan and asks him to stay away from Lenore as they attempt to reconcile. Bryan reluctantly agrees.
Zulu
Zulu (2013)
, 1h50
Directed by Jérôme Salle
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker, Regardt van den Bergh
Roles Ali Sokhela
Rating67% 3.3505253.3505253.3505253.3505253.350525
Police detectives Ali Sokhela (Forest Whitaker) and Brian Epkeen (Orlando Bloom) investigate a murder which apparently took place because the killer took a dangerous new drug.
The Butler
The Butler (2013)
, 2h12
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Forest Whitaker, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman
Roles Cecil Gaines
Rating72% 3.6017153.6017153.6017153.6017153.601715
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.