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Robert Forster is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 13 july 1941 at Rochester (USA)

Robert Forster

Robert Forster
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Birth name Robert Wallace Forster, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 13 july 1941 at Rochester (USA)
Death 12 october 2019 (at 78 years)
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship

Robert Wallace Forster, Jr. (born July 13, 1941), known professionally as Robert Forster, is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool and Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has since appeared in films such as Mulholland Drive, The Descendants, Olympus Has Fallen, and its upcoming sequel London Has Fallen. He has also appeared in television series such as Heroes, Alcatraz, Last Man Standing, and Breaking Bad. He is a member of the Triple Nine Society.


Fils de Grace Dorothy (née Montanarella) et Robert Wallace Forster, Sr., Robert Forster nait à Rochester dans l'État de New York. Son père est dresseur d'éléphants pour les compagnies Ringling Bros. et Barnum & Bailey, puis plus tard encore, directeur d'une entreprise de boulangerie. Sa mère est italienne de naissance, et les racines paternelles sont d'Irlande et Angleterre. Ses parents divorcent en 1949.

Il a joué dans de nombreuses séries Z, mais sa carrière est relancée en 1997 grâce à Quentin Tarantino qui lui offre le rôle de Max Cherry dans Jackie Brown.

En 2008, il rejoint le casting de la série Heroes pour incarner Arthur Petrelli, personnage retors et principal ennemi de la saison 3 de la série.

En 2011, il rejoint le casting de la nouvelle série de J. J. Abrams, le créateur de Lost : Les Disparus, Alcatraz. Cette série se déroule dans l'ancienne prison d'Alcatraz où des choses étranges apparaissent. Il rejoint au casting Jorge Garcia.

Il apparaît à la télévision dans la série Les Experts : Manhattan (saison 8 - épisode 1 - Travail de mémoire) au côté de Gary Sinise.

Il joue le rôle du mystérieux "disparaisseur" dans la série Breaking Bad (saison 5 - épisode 15) chargé de cacher le protagoniste Walter White du reste du monde dans le New Hampshire.

Best films

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Jackie Brown (1997)
The Black Hole (1979)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Pieces of Dreams (1970)

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Filmography of Robert Forster (80 films)

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The Case for Christ, 1h53
Directed by Jon Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about journalists, Films about religion
Actors Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster, Frankie Faison, L. Scott Caldwell
Roles Walter Strobel
Rating62% 3.104323.104323.104323.104323.10432
En 1980, Lee Strobel est journaliste d'investigation athée au Chicago Tribune. La foi chrétienne évangélique nouvelle de sa femme, Leslie, perturbe son mariage. Il entame alors des recherches pour prouver que Jésus-Christ n'est jamais ressuscité...
Acts of Vengeance, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Paz Vega, Robert Forster
Roles Chuck
Rating57% 2.8505952.8505952.8505952.8505952.850595
Un avocat, ivre de vengeance, fait vœu de silence et, après avoir appris les arts martiaux, se jure de se venger du meurtre de sa femme et de sa fille.
Too Late
Too Late (2016)

Genres Drama, Crime
Actors John Hawkes, Joanna Cassidy, Jeff Fahey, Robert Forster, Dichen Lachman, Dash Mihok
Roles Gordy Lyons
Rating67% 3.3509553.3509553.3509553.3509553.350955
Un enquêteur privé parcourt les rues de Los Angeles pour retrouver une femme disparue de son passé. Il se retrouve alors emmêlé dans un scandale minable impliquant des clubs de striptease, des petits revendeurs de drogue et des filles disparues.
The Confirmation, 1h30
Directed by Bob Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Robert Forster, Tim Blake Nelson, Patton Oswalt
Roles Otto
Rating63% 3.199723.199723.199723.199723.19972
Un père divorcé et son jeune fils distant passent un week-end ensemble à la recherche d'une boîte à outils volée, sa seule chance d'obtenir de rares boulots payés. Leur quête soudera leur relation père-fils.
London Has Fallen, 1h39
Directed by Babak Najafi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo
Roles General Edward Clegg
Rating59% 2.9500252.9500252.9500252.9500252.950025
The story picks up in London, where the British Prime Minister has died under mysterious circumstances and his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. What starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service lead agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), and a British MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
Survivor (2015)
, 1h36
Directed by James McTeigue
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Milla Jovovich, James D'Arcy, Dylan McDermott, Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Angela Bassett
Roles Bill Talbot
Rating55% 2.799182.799182.799182.799182.79918
Kate Abbott is an employee for the American Embassy in London, who began working in the government after most of her friends were killed in 9/11. While she is implementing new, more stringent visa applications for potential terrorist suspects, most of her team are killed while attending a restaurant for the birthday of their superior, Bill Talbot, with Kate only surviving because she left the restaurant to get a last-minute present for Bill. An investigation into the attack reveals that the bomb has traces of chromium, leading one of Kate's fellow employees, Sam Parker, to deduce that the perpetrator was the Watchmaker, one of the world's most wanted killers, known for his precision work, who detonated a bomb with similar traces in Paris some time earlier. Kate's subsequent attempts to find out the cause of the explosion reveal that Bill was being blackmailed to let certain visa applicants through after terrorists abducted his son, and the man behind the attack was indeed the Watchmaker. Her efforts uncover a plan to detonate another bomb at Times Square in New York City during the New Year's Eve celebrations. As she carries out her own investigation, she is attacked by Bill and later classified as a suspect for the attacks, forcing her to sneak back into the embassy to create false passports for herself to follow the Watchmaker to New York, with support from Sam Parker, her superior at the embassy and one of two who believes in her innocence. In a final confrontation in Times Square, she manages to kill the Watchmaker by throwing him off a roof before he can trigger the bomb, allowing her to clear her name.
That Guy Dick Miller, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Dick Miller, Allan Arkush, Belinda Balaski, Roger Corman, Meiert Avis, Joe Dante
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7213953.7213953.7213953.7213953.721395
The documentary surveys the life and acting career of Dick Miller, who has performed in over 170 roles in various films and television shows as a character actor. It features several interviews, as well as footage from many of Miller's performances.
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 1h46
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Menahem Golan, Molly Ringwald, Yoram Globus, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Marina Sirtis
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.6989853.6989853.6989853.6989853.698985
Mélangeant interviews, extraits de films et images d’archives, ce documentaire retrace l’histoire de la société de production Cannon Films, créée par Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Dans les années 1980, ces deux producteurs ont sans aucun doute produit les plus grands nanars du cinéma, s’emparant de force de la machine hollywoodienne, et changeant à jamais l’histoire du cinéma bis.
Automata (2014)
, 1h50
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Pregnancy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Dylan McDermott, Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith
Roles Robert Bold
Rating60% 3.046223.046223.046223.046223.04622
In the late 2030s, solar flares irradiate the Earth, killing over 99% of the world's population. The survivors gather in a network of safe cities and build primitive humanoid robots, called Pilgrims, to help rebuild and operate in the harsh environment. These robots have two unalterable protocols: they can not harm any form of life, and they may not modify any robot. Initially seen as mankind's salvation, they are relegated to manual labor when they fail to stop the advance of desertification. Society has regressed due to lack of technology besides the Pilgrims (lack of functional planes or other transport prevents travel and cars are a rare commodity) and humanity is on the brink of collapsing.
Olympus Has Fallen, 1h59
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films, White House in fiction
Actors Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser
Roles General Edward Clegg
Rating64% 3.24823.24823.24823.24823.2482
Former Special Forces soldier Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the lead U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to head the U.S. Presidential detail. Banning maintains a personal, friendly relationship with President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), First Lady Margaret (Ashley Judd) and their son Connor (Finley Jacobsen). During a snowy Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser, the car transporting the First Family crashes; Banning saves Asher, but Margaret dies.
Hotel Noir
Hotel Noir (2012)
, 1h37
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Rufus Sewell, Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Connolly
Roles Jim
Rating55% 2.7563152.7563152.7563152.7563152.756315
Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
The Descendants, 1h50
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films
Actors George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Nick Krause
Roles Scott Thorson
Rating72% 3.648153.648153.648153.648153.64815
Matthew "Matt" King (George Clooney) is a Honolulu-based attorney and the sole trustee of a family trust of 25,000 pristine acres on Kauai island. The land has great monetary value, but is also a family legacy. While Matt has always ably managed his own finances, most of his cousins have squandered their inheritances. With the trust expiring in seven years due to the rule against perpetuities, the King clan is pressuring Matt to sell the land for hundreds of millions of dollars. Amidst these discussions, a boating accident has rendered Matt's wife, Elizabeth, comatose.
Girl Walks Into a Bar, 1h20
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Roles Dodge
Rating56% 2.8489852.8489852.8489852.8489852.848985
An undercover ex-cop named Francine Driver (Carla Gugino), who poses as an assassin, meets a dentist – Nick (Zachary Quinto) – in a Los Angeles bar. Nick wants his wife Karen (Lauren Lee Smith) dead. He does not have the upfront payment of $20,000, but he promises he can get it for her before the night is over. When he leaves, Francine meets a young man named Henry (Aaron Tveit), a photographer who charms her before stealing her wallet and running off into the night. Her wallet contains the device used to record her conversation with Nick, and the evidence is incriminating.