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Frederic Forrest is a Actor American born on 23 december 1936 at Waxahachie (USA)

Frederic Forrest

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Birth name Frederic Fenimore Forrest Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 23 december 1936 (82 years) at Waxahachie (USA)

Frederic Fenimore Forrest, Jr. (born December 23, 1936) is a retired American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Huston Dyer in the 1979 musical drama The Rose. However, he is more known today for portraying Chef in the epic war film Apocalypse Now released the same year.


Il est connu pour ses rôles dans plusieurs films de Francis Ford Coppola (notamment Apocalypse Now où il interprète le nerveux "Chef", son rôle le plus connu, mais aussi Conversation secrète, Coup de cœur et Tucker). Parmi ses autres prestations notables sur grand écran, on peut citer son rôle dans Hammett de Wim Wenders (où il joue le rôle-titre, l'écrivain Dashiell Hammett), ainsi que dans Chute libre où il joue le commerçant nazi qui vend du surplus militaire.

Il est aussi connu pour avoir interprété en 1987 le rôle du capitaine de police Jenko durant les 6 premiers épisodes de la saison 1 de la série 21 Jump Street.

Il était très ami avec Marlon Brando, et Jack Nicholson, et il s'est retrouvé souvent à l'affiche de films où ces monstres sacrés apparaissent.

Frédéric Forrest a pris sa retraite en 2006, après le tournage du film Les Fous du roi de Steven Zaillian.

Best films

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Falling Down (1993)
The Rose (1979)

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Filmography of Frederic Forrest (49 films)

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All the King's Men, 2h8
Directed by Steven Zaillian
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson
Roles le père de Willie
Rating61% 3.098763.098763.098763.098763.09876
Louisiana newspaper reporter Jack Burden takes a personal interest in Willie Stark, an idealistic small-town lawyer. Circumstances develop that result in Stark's being urged to run for governor by a local political leader, Tiny Duffy. Jack has been raised around politics. He is the former lover of Anne Stanton, whose father was once governor. Jack was raised by his godfather Judge Irwin, an honorable man.
Path to War, 2h45
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action
Actors Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, James Frain, Felicity Huffman
Roles Earle Wheeler
Rating72% 3.6458953.6458953.6458953.6458953.645895
Lyndon B. Johnson wins the 1964 U.S. presidential election by a landslide. His administration strives to advance civil rights and do other good work, but the Vietnam War consumes it. Johnson's civilian and military leaders persuade him to take America's involvement in Vietnam deeper and deeper, against the advice of the President's trusted adviser, Clark Clifford, who opposes the strategy of the Cabinet's Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara.
Militia (2000)
, 1h45
Directed by Jim Wynorski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Dean Cain, Jennifer Beals, Frederic Forrest, Stacy Keach, John Beck, Jeff Kober
Roles William Fain
Rating30% 1.537291.537291.537291.537291.53729
A raid, led by Ethan Carter is carried out by ATF agents against a militia group, the Brotherhood of Liberty. Their leader, William Fain, is captured and his family is mistakenly killed in the raid. Seven years later, other persons from the same militia group break into a chemicals corporation called Cyberdyne Systems and steal anthrax. Their plan is to use this anthrax to engineer a full-blown attack against the US government. Ethan must now use the imprisoned William to infiltrate the Brotherhood of Liberty and stop the attack against the government.
Shadow Hours, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films, Striptease
Actors Balthazar Getty, Peter Weller, Rebecca Gayheart, Peter Greene, Johnny Whitworth, Frederic Forrest
Roles Sean
Rating59% 2.9522752.9522752.9522752.9522752.952275
Michael Holloway (Balthazar Getty) is a recovering addict working as a gas station attendant to support his pregnant wife, Chloe (Rebecca Gayheart). He is then drawn into the seedy underworld of Los Angeles by Stuart (Peter Weller), a mysterious and wealthy stranger.
Boogie Boy
Boogie Boy (1998)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marc Dacascos, Emily Lloyd, Traci Lords, John Hawkes, Jaimz Woolvett, Frederic Forrest
Roles Edsel Dundee
Rating53% 2.660632.660632.660632.660632.66063
Jesse Page vient de sortir de prison après deux ans d’incarcération, pour homicide involontaire. Il est bien décidé à prendre un nouveau départ, et rejoint avec Larry, son ancien compagnon de cellule, un groupe de bikers. Une nouvelle vie commence… Mais lors d’un deal de drogue, tout dégénère et Jesse abat deux des trafiquants, en essayant de protéger son ami. Ils prennent alors la fuite et se réfugient dans la désert… Mais des hommes sont à leur poursuite.
Black Thunder, 1h21
Directed by Rick Jacobson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Michael Dudikoffi, Richard Norton, Catherine Bell, Frederic Forrest, John Furey, Nancy Valen
Roles The Admiral
Rating40% 2.0334052.0334052.0334052.0334052.033405
L'armée de l'air américaine vient de mettre au point un nouvel avion de chasse extrêmement perfectionné dont la particularité est d'être invisible à l'oeil humain. Quand des terroristes libyens subtilisent l'appareil, c'est le pilote Vince Connors qui est envoyé en mission pour le récupérer... à sa manière !
The First 9½ Weeks, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Paul Joseph Mercurio, Malcolm McDowell, Clara Bellar, Frederic Forrest, Richard Durden, Dennis Burkley
Roles David Millman
Rating36% 1.8281151.8281151.8281151.8281151.828115
A banker goes to Louisiana to land a deal with millionaire but instead gets involved with the millionaire's wife, Mardi Gras, and a sinister cult.
Point Blank, 1h29
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Michael Wright, Kevin Gage, James Gammon, Frederic Forrest
Roles Mac Bradford
Rating42% 2.1089152.1089152.1089152.1089152.108915
A group of escapees from prison take over a shopping mall, only to be stopped by the brother of one of the fugitives.
The Brave
The Brave (1997)
, 2h3
Directed by Johnny Depp
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell, Frederic Forrest, Elpidia Carrillo, Clarence Williams III, Johnny Depp
Roles Lou Sr.
Rating62% 3.1484253.1484253.1484253.1484253.148425
The film concerns a Native American man named Raphael who lives with his wife and two children in a remote community near a rubbish dump selling whatever he can to make a living. Raphael, seeing the hopelessness of his situation and his inability to provide for his family, agrees to star in a snuff film for a large sum of money that he hopes will give his family a chance for a better life.
The End of Violence, 2h2
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Bill Pullman, Gabriel Byrne, Traci Lind, Rosalind Chao, Andie MacDowell, K. Todd Freeman
Roles Ranger MacDermot
Rating56% 2.8005552.8005552.8005552.8005552.800555
Movie producer Mike Max meditates on the paranoia of fear of attack, in the movie business and life in general, as his wife Page announces she is leaving him. He receives a document via email from a NASA employee he met earlier at a conference. Before opening it he is kidnapped and almost killed, a scene captured by surveillance cameras and witnessed by computer scientist Ray Bering on surveillance footage scene in his laboratory at the Griffith Observatory. However, it soon turns out the two men have been shot, Max has escaped and now is accused of killing them. He takes shelter with, and goes to work for, the Mexican gardeners who find him and they help him investigate who is trying to kill him and why. Bering, who originally sent Max the email and recognized Max in the surveillance footage, has a conversation with an intelligence agent who makes it clear that anyone who gets in the way of a new “anti-crime” satellite surveillance program not yet approved by Congress will be dealt with terminally. Detective Dean Brock suspects Max is not a killer and on a tip meets with Bering, who is assassinated by a gunshot as they begin to speak. Max gives up his business and money to his wife and the movie ends as he meditates on how a real attack has freed him from paranoia.
Andersonville, 2h47
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Frederic Forrest, Thomas F. Wilson, Carmen Argenziano, Jayce Bartok, Frederick Coffin, Cliff De Young
Roles Sgt. McSpadden
Rating76% 3.8146453.8146453.8146453.8146453.814645
The film begins with a group of Union soldiers being captured and forced to surrender at Cold Harbor, Virginia, in June 1864. They are transported to prisoner-of-war Camp Sumter, near Andersonville, Georgia. When they enter, they discover a former comrade, named Dick Potter, who explains the grim realities of daily existence in the camp – primarily the lack of shelter, clean water, and regular food supplies. He also states the danger of a rogue group of Union soldiers, called the "Raiders", who hoard the camp's meager rations, and lure unsuspecting "fresh fish" – newly captured soldiers – into their area of the camp, to attack and rob them.
Against the Wall, 1h51
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Prison films
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams III, Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Forrest, Anne Heche
Roles Weisbad
Rating66% 3.347343.347343.347343.347343.34734
Le récit de la mutinerie de la prison d'Attica, du 9 au 13 septembre 1971 au cours duquel les prisonniers, excédés par leur manque de respect de leurs droits civiques dans les lieux, prennent d'assaut l'établissement et séquestrent plusieurs gardiens.
Chasers (1994)
, 1h42
Directed by Dennis Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Tom Berenger, William McNamara, Erika Eleniak, Dean Stockwell, Crispin Glover, Matthew Glave
Roles Duane, Mechanic
Rating51% 2.551942.551942.551942.551942.55194
Eddie Devane (William McNamara) is a young Seaman Apprentice who has carried out a number of inventory-related scams along with his partner-in-crime Howard (Crispin Glover) and made a lot of money during his service. A day before his discharge, Eddie is assigned to escort a prisoner from the marine base at Camp Lejeune along with the authoritarian, no-nonsense Chief Petty Officer Rock Reilly (Tom Berenger). Eddie is of course not pleased with this development. When Howard sees a grumpy-looking Eddie being escorted from his superior's office by a couple of other seaman, he thinks Eddie has been found out and arrested for his scams. In order to destroy evidence, he goes to Eddie's desk and finds the money, the existence of which Eddie had concealed from him.