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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
Forest Whitaker participated to 101 films (as actor, director or script writer).
Among those, 18 have good markets following the box office.

Here are the best films classified by number of entries :

Actor

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% 3.897033.897033.897033.897033.89703
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.
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% 3.0021053.0021053.0021053.0021053.002105
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.
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% 3.9458953.9458953.9458953.9458953.945895
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.
Panic Room
Panic Room (2002)
, 1h52
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about families, L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakam, Patrick Bauchau
Roles Burnham
Rating67% 3.399433.399433.399433.399433.39943
Recently divorced Meg Altman (Foster) and her 11-year-old daughter Sarah (Stewart) have just purchased a four-story brownstone on the Upper West Side of New York City. The house's previous owner, a reclusive millionaire, installed an isolated room used to protect the house's occupants from intruders. The "panic room" is protected by concrete and steel on all sides, a thick steel door, and an extensive security system with multiple surveillance cameras, a public announcement system, and a separate phone line. On the night the two move into the home, it is broken into by Junior (Leto), the previous owner's grandson; Burnham (Whitaker), an employee of the residence's security company; and Raoul (Yoakam), a ski mask-wearing gunman recruited by Junior. The three are after $3 million in bearer bonds, which are locked inside a floor safe in the panic room.
Phenomenon
Phenomenon (1996)
, 1h22
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Terry O'Quinn, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey DeMunn
Roles Nate Pope
Rating58% 2.902312.902312.902312.902312.90231
George Malley (John Travolta) is an amiable auto mechanic who lives in a small friendly town in northern California. While celebrating his 37th birthday at a local bar, he steps outside and notices what appear to be a ball and shining bright white lights moving around in the sky. The ball then hits him in the head, making a loud sound and knocking him off his feet. When he recovers and re-enters the bar, he learns that nobody else saw the lights or heard the loud sound. His friends playfully suggest that he has had too much to drink.
Vantage Point, 1h29
Directed by Pete Travis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about terrorism, Time travel films, Political films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Howard Lewis
Rating65% 3.298733.298733.298733.298733.29873
U.S. President Henry Ashton (Hurt) attends a political summit in Salamanca, Spain, to promote an international treaty. Displayed with eight differing viewpoints, an assassination attempt on the president occurs, relayed in a time span of 23 minutes. Each time the events unfold from the beginning, a new vantage point is shown revealing additional details, which ultimately completes the story of what actually took place during the incident.
Platoon
Platoon (1987)
, 1h55
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley
Roles Big Harold
Rating80% 4.048684.048684.048684.048684.04868
In 1967, Chris Taylor has dropped out of college, enlisted in the U.S. Army and volunteered for combat duty in Vietnam. Assigned to a Bravo Company in the 25th Infantry Division near the Cambodian border, he is quickly worn down by the exhausting conditions, and his enthusiasm for the war wanes. One night his unit is set upon by a group of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldiers, who retreat after a brief confrontation. New recruit Gardner is killed while another soldier, Tex, is maimed by friendly fire. Taylor is reprimanded by the ruthless Staff Sergeant Barnes for falling asleep during watch, after being implicated by one of the veterans. Taylor eventually gains acceptance from a tight-knit group in his unit who socialize and use drugs in a bunker clubhouse at their base. He finds mentors in King and the honorable Sergeant Elias and becomes friends with other soldiers, including Lerner, Rhah, and Manny.
Good Morning, Vietnam, 2h
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Politique, Radio, Political films
Actors Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, J. T. Walsh, Chintara Sukapatana, Noble Willingham
Roles Edward Montesque Garlick
Rating72% 3.649913.649913.649913.649913.64991
In 1965, Airman Second Class Adrian Cronauer (Williams) arrives in Saigon from Crete to work as a DJ for Armed Forces Radio Service. Cronauer is greeted by Private First Class Edward Montesquieu Garlick (Whitaker). Cronauer's irreverence contrasts sharply with many staff members and soon rouses the ire of two of his superiors, Second Lieutenant Steven Hauk (Kirby) and Sergeant Major Phillip Dickerson (Walsh). Hauk adheres to strict Army guidelines in terms of humor and music programming, while Dickerson is generally abusive to all enlisted men. However, Brigadier General Taylor (Willingham) and the other DJs quickly grow to like the new man and his brand of comedy. Cronauer's show consists of unpredictable humor segments mixed with news updates (vetted by the station censors) and rock and roll records that are frowned upon by his superiors.
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% 3.601743.601743.601743.601743.60174
In 2009, an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.
Phone Booth, 1h21
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Kiefer Sutherland, Domenick Lombardozzi
Roles Captain Ramey
Rating69% 3.499143.499143.499143.499143.49914
Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is an arrogant New York City publicist who has been courting a woman named Pam (Katie Holmes) behind his wife Kelly (Radha Mitchell). He uses the last remaining public phone booth in the city to contact Pam. During the call, he is interrupted by a pizza delivery man, who attempts to deliver a free pizza to him, but Stu rudely turns him away by insulting his weight. As soon as Stu completes his call to Pam, the phone rings. Stu answers, to find that the caller (Kiefer Sutherland), who knows his name, warns him not to leave the booth, and says he will say hello to Pam for him. He also says he will call Kelly, leaving Stu panicked.

Director

Waiting to Exhale, 2h7
Directed by Forest Whitaker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Gregory Hines, Dennis Haysbert
Rating59% 2.9512552.9512552.9512552.9512552.951255
"Friends are the People who let you be yourself—and Never let you forget it"

Actor

Stakeout
Stakeout (1987)
, 1h58
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, Forest Whitaker, Dan Lauria
Roles Det. Jack Pismo
Rating65% 3.299053.299053.299053.299053.29905
Detectives Chris Lecce (Richard Dreyfuss) and Bill Reimers (Emilio Estevez) are assigned to the night shift on a stakeout of Latina waitress Maria McGuire (Madeleine Stowe). Maria's former boyfriend Richard "Stick" Montgomery (Aidan Quinn) has escaped from a prison following a brawl with several guards. The FBI asks for their full cooperation in the capture of Montgomery. They also begin to realize that his cousin is helping him get to Seattle. Fellow officers Pismo and Coldshank start playing pranks on Chris and Bill during the day shift.
The Crying Game, 1h52
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Adrian Dunbar
Roles Jody
Rating71% 3.5991253.5991253.5991253.5991253.599125
At a fairground in rural Northern Ireland, IRA foot soldier Fergus (Stephen Rea) and a unit of other IRA fighters, including a woman named Jude (Miranda Richardson) and led by Maguire (Adrian Dunbar), kidnap Jody (Forest Whitaker), a black British soldier, after Jude lures him to a secluded area with the promise of sex. The IRA demands the release of jailed IRA members, threatening to execute Jody in three days if their demands are not met. Fergus is tasked to guard Jody and develops a bond with the prisoner, much to the chagrin of the other IRA men. During this time, Jody tells Fergus the story of the Scorpion and the Frog.
The Color of Money, 1h59
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films
Actors Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, Forest Whitaker, John Turturro
Roles Amos
Rating69% 3.499023.499023.499023.499023.49902
Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) is a former pool hustler turned successful liquor salesman. One night he meets Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise), a young, charismatic pool player and video gamer who plays small-time nine-ball games while working as a sales clerk at a toy store. Eddie, who still stakes bets for talented players like Julian (John Turturro), persuades Vincent and girlfriend/manager Carmen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) to go on the road, where he can teach Vincent how to make much more money through hustling pool.
The Last King of Scotland, 2h5
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Politique, Political films
Actors Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson, David Oyelowo
Roles Idi Amin
Rating76% 3.8492753.8492753.8492753.8492753.849275
In 1970, Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) graduates from medical school at the University of Edinburgh. With dull prospects at home, he decides to seek adventure abroad by working at a Ugandan missionary clinic run by Dr. David Merrit (Adam Kotz) and his wife, Sarah (Gillian Anderson). Garrigan becomes attracted to Sarah, who enjoys the attention, but refuses to engage in an extramarital affair.