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Forest Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961 in While his "gentle giant" characters typically display innocence, indecision, and timidity along with a strong underlying humanity, he has certainly not shied away from the edgier, darker corners of life as his occasional hitmen and other menacing streetwise types can attest. Although in only the first section of the film, he was memorable as the IRA-captured British soldier whose bizarre relationship with a mysterious femme fatale serves as the catalyst for the critically-lauded drama The Crying Game (1992). Always a willing participant to push the envelope, he's gone on to enhance a number of lesser films. Among those was his plastic surgeon in Johnny Handsome (1989), gay clothing designer in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter (1994), alien hunter in Species (1995), absentee father confronted by his estranged son in Smoke (1995), and Mafia hitman who models himself after the samurai warrior in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), among many others. He also appeared in the sci-fi disaster film Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000). On the TV front, he was the consulting producer and host of a revamped Rod Serling's cult series classic "The Twilight Zone" (2002). In the early 1990s, Whitaker widened his horizons to include producing/directing and has since gained respect behind the camera as well. He started things off co-producing the violent gangster film A Rage in Harlem (1991), in which he co-starred with Gregory Hines and Robin Givens, and then made his successful directorial debut with the soulful Waiting to Exhale (1995), showcasing a legion of distaff black stars. He also directed co-star Whitney Houston's music video of the movie's theme song ("Shoop Shoop"). He scored with audiences helming the fluffy romantic comedy First Daughter (2004) with Katie Holmes and Michael Keaton. Most recently he can be seen Our Family Wedding (2010), Repo Men (2010), The Experiment (2010) and TV Series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011). He is married to former model Keisha Whitaker and has three children by her. Whitaker's multimedia company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, includes film, television and music production. He works closely with a number of charitable organizations, giving back to his community by serving as an Honorary Board Members for Penny Lane , an organization that provides assistance to abused teenagers, the Human Rights Watch and The Hope North organization.


Forest Whitaker - Filmer
Narození:
Jul 15, 1961 v Texas, USA
Filmů:
120
Začátky:
v series Masterteam
Poslední film:
Film Burden 2019-11-01
Znáte z
Poster of Pryč od pece
Poster of The View
Poster of Proč právě já?
Poster of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Filmografie
Serial Masterteam Nate Pope 2020
Film A Fall from Grace Source 2020
Serial Homecoming with Rick Reilly Narrator 2020
Serial Daughter of the Mind Joey 2020
Serial Godfather of Harlem Bumpy Johnson 2019-09-29
Film Burden Reverend Kennedy 2019-11-01
Film City of Lies Jack Jackson 2019-01-10
Film Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert 2019-03-15
Film The Forgiven Desmond Tutu 2018-03-09
Film Černý panter Zuri 2018-02-13
Film Sorry to Bother You First Equisapien / Demarius 2018-07-06
Film How It Ends Tom 2018-07-13
Film Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival 2017-02-14
Serial Week-end de bois Fred Whitmore 2017-03-15
Serial Kořeny Fiddler 2016-05-30
Film Rogue One: Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016-12-14
Film Příchozí Colonel G. T. Weber 2016-11-10
Film Matroš Narrator 2015-06-19
Film Bojovník Titus 'Tick' Wills 2015-03-24
Film Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014-02-06
Film 96 hodin: Zúčtování Inspector Frank Dotzler 2014-12-16
Film Repentance Angel 2014-02-28
Film Pryč od pece Chief Wesley Barnes 2013-12-06
Film Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013-12-04
Film Africa Narrator 2013-01-02
Serial Discovery Paris Next Stop Agent John Bannister 2013-06-05
Film Pawn Will 2013-04-23
Serial 仮面ティーチャー Agent Jules Bernard 2013-07-06
Film Komorník Cecil Gaines 2013-08-16
Film Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013-11-01
Film Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Film Vánoce v Harlemu Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013-11-27
Film Únik z džungle Francisco Francis 2012-11-29
Film Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012-08-10
Film O myšce a medvědovi Ernest (voice) 2012-12-12
Film Catch.44 Ronny 2011-12-08
Film A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Serial Myšlenky zločince: Chování podezřelých Sam Cooper 2011-02-16
Film Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Lion 2010-03-02
Film Lullaby for Pi George 2010-10-11
Film Experiment Barris 2010-07-15
Film Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010-03-12
Film Čekání na zázrak Charlie 2009-05-08
Film Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009-12-08
Film Max a maxipříšerky Ira (voice) 2009-10-16
Film Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? Teddy 2009-03-05
Film Úhel pohledu Howard Lewis 2008-02-01
Film Street Kings Captain Jack Wander 2008-04-10
Film Lovci draků Lian-Chu (voice) 2008-03-19
Film Okřídlené bytosti Charlie Archenault 2008-06-24
Film Ripple Effect Philip 2007-06-21
Film To, co dýchám Happiness 2007-02-07
Film Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Corner Man 2007-01-01
Film Síla slova Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007-12-27
Film Malý zázrak Lonnie Brewster (voice) 2006-09-15
Film Hazard Clyde Snow 2006-03-01
Film Poslední skotský král Idi Amin 2006-09-01
Serial Myšlenky zločince Unknown 2005-09-22
Serial Americký táta Unknown 2005-02-06
Film Americká zbraň Carter 2005-01-01
Film Mary Ted Younger 2005-11-18
Film A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt 2005-12-26
Serial The Worst Jobs in History Amos 2004-08-28
Serial ブラック・ジャック Addie 2004-10-11
Film Láska na hlídání Narrator (voice) 2004-09-24
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Deacons for Defense Marcus 2003-01-01
Film Úkryt Burnham 2002-03-29
Serial E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Serial American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Film Telefonní budka Captain Ramey 2002-09-09
Film Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001-11-11
Film The Follow 2001-05-24
Film Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Himself 2000-05-01
Film Bojiště Země: Sága roku 3000 Ker 2000-05-10
Film Ghost Dog - Cesta samuraje Ghost Dog 1999-09-13
Film Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson 1999-11-04
Film Witness Protection Steven Beck 1999-12-11
Film Lovers of the Arctic Circle Unknown 1998-09-04
Film Přes mrtvoly Crane 1998-04-28
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Proč právě já? 1997-05-02
Film Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Mr. Rucker 1996-01-01
Film Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995-06-09
Film Mutant Dan Smithson, Empath 1995-07-07
Serial The George Wendt Show Maddog 1995-03-08
Film The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey 1994-08-24
Serial One West Waikiki David Duttonville 1994-08-04
Film Zděšení Anthony Franklin 1994-07-01
Serial Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco 1994-12-23
Serial Pohotovost Unknown 1994-09-19
Film Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993-10-01
Film Body Snatchers Major Collins 1993-06-09
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Článek 99 Dr. Sid Handleman 1992-03-13
Film Poprask v Harlemu Jackson 1991-05-03
Film Diary of a Hitman Dekker 1991-11-20
Film Criminal Justice Jessie Williams 1990-09-08
Film Krvavý sport Rawlins 1988-02-26
Film Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1988-07-01
Film Stakeout Det. Jack Pismo 1987-08-05
Film Dobré ráno, Vietname Edward Montesque Garlick 1987-12-23
Film Četa Big Harold 1986-12-19
Film Vision Quest Balldozer 1985-02-15
Serial Sever a jih 1985-11-03
Serial Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film Zlaté časy na Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson 1982-08-13
Film Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard 1982-04-20
Serial Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Serial Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Serial Diff'rent Strokes 1978-11-03
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Serial Amy Prentiss Jody 1974-12-01
Serial Klimbim Dennis Curren 1973-07-24
Serial Dad's Army Dr. Steven Fisher 1968-07-31
Serial The Green Hornet Jake 1966-09-09
Serial The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre Geoffrey Hunt 1955-01-23
Serial Today Unknown 1952-01-14