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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:
126
Začátky:
v series Masterteam
Poslední film:
Film Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King 2020-08-30
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 2022
Film A Fall from Grace Source 2022
Serial Homecoming with Rick Reilly Narrator 2022
Serial Daughter of the Mind Joey 2022
Film Burden Reverend Kennedy 2020-02-28
Film Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self 2020-08-30
Film Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert 2019-03-15
Serial Godfather of Harlem Bumpy Johnson 2019-09-29
Film Sorry to Bother You First Equisapien / Demarius 2018-07-06
Film How It Ends Tom 2018-07-13
Film City of Lies Jack Jackson 2018-09-06
Film Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry Wallace Narrator 2018-03-23
Film The Forgiven Desmond Tutu 2018-03-09
Film Black Panther Zuri 2018-02-13
Film Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival Self 2017-02-14
Serial Week-end de bois Fred Whitmore 2017-03-15
Film The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Himself 2017-04-04
Film Příchozí Colonel G. T. Weber 2016-11-10
Serial Kořeny Fiddler 2016-05-30
Film Rogue One: Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016-12-14
Film Bojovník Titus 'Tick' Wills 2015-03-24
Film Matroš Narrator 2015-06-19
Film Repentance Angel 2014-02-28
Film Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014-02-06
Film 96 hodin: Zúčtování Inspector Franck Dotzler 2014-12-16
Film Pawn Will 2013-04-23
Film Africa Narrator 2013-01-02
Film Komorník Cecil Gaines 2013-08-16
Serial Discovery Paris Next Stop Agent John Bannister 2013-06-05
Serial 仮面ティーチャー Agent Jules Bernard 2013-07-06
Film Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013-11-01
Film Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Film Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013-12-04
Film Pryč od pece Chief Wesley Barnes 2013-12-06
Film Vánoce v Harlemu Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013-11-27
Film Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012-08-10
Film O myšce a medvědovi Ernest (voice) 2012-12-12
Film Únik z džungle Francisco Francis 2012-11-29
Film A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Serial Myšlenky zločince: Chování podezřelých Sam Cooper 2011-02-16
Film Catch.44 Ronny 2011-12-08
Serial Endgame The Employer 2011-03-14
Film Experiment Barris 2010-07-15
Film Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010-03-12
Film Čekání na zázrak Charlie 2009-05-08
Film Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? Teddy (english version) 2009-03-05
Film We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama 2009-01-18
Film Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009-12-08
Film Max a maxipříšerky Ira (voice) 2009-10-16
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 Síla slova Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007-12-27
Film To, co dýchám Happiness 2007-02-07
Serial 大明王朝1566 George 2007-01-08
Film Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Corner Man 2007-03-13
Film Malý zázrak Lonnie Brewster (voice) 2006-08-04
Film Hazard Clyde Snow 2006-03-01
Film Poslední skotský král Idi Amin 2006-01-12
Film Americká zbraň Carter 2005-01-01
Serial Americký táta Unknown 2005-02-06
Serial 魔法戦隊マジレンジャー Ghost Dog 2005-02-13
Film A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt 2005-12-26
Film Mary Ted Younger 2005-11-18
Serial 魔界之龙珠 Steven Beck 2005-04-25
Serial Myšlenky zločince Unknown 2005-09-22
Serial The Worst Jobs in History Amos 2004-08-28
Film Láska na hlídání Narrator (voice) 2004-09-24
Serial ブラック・ジャック Addie 2004-10-11
Film Deacons for Defense Marcus 2003-01-01
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Telefonní budka Captain Ramey 2002-09-09
Serial E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Serial American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Serial Policejní odznak Unknown 2002-03-12
Film A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' Himself 2001-01-01
Film Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001-11-11
Film Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Self 2000-05-01
Film Bojiště Země: Sága roku 3000 Ker 2000-05-12
Film Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson 1999-11-04
Film Přes mrtvoly Crane 1998-04-28
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Proč právě já? Host 1997-05-02
Film Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Mr. Rucker 1996-01-01
Serial The George Wendt Show Maddog 1995-03-08
Film Mutant Dan Smithson, Empath 1995-07-07
Film Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995-06-09
Film Opus pana Hollanda Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited) 1995-12-29
Serial Pohotovost Unknown 1994-09-19
Film The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey 1994-08-24
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
Film Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993-10-01
Film Body Snatchers Major Collins 1993-06-09
Film Článek 99 Dr. Sid Handleman 1992-03-13
Film Ochotní dospělí David Duttonville 1992-10-16
Film Hra na pláč Jody 1992-09-02
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Hitman Dekker 1991-11-20
Film Poprask v Harlemu Jackson 1991-05-03
Film Criminal Justice Jessie Williams 1990-09-08
Serial まじかる☆タルるートくん Lion 1990-09-02
Film Krvavý sport Rawlins 1988-02-26
Serial LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Film Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1988-07-01
Film Dobré ráno, Vietname Edward Montesque Garlick 1987-12-23
Film Stakeout Det. Jack Pismo 1987-08-05
Film Četa Big Harold 1986-12-19
Serial Sever a jih Cuffey 1985-11-03
Film Vision Quest Balldozer 1985-02-15
Serial Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Film Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard 1982-04-20
Film Zlaté časy na Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson 1982-08-13
Serial Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Serial Diff'rent Strokes 1978-11-03
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
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 Another World Burnham 1964-05-04
Serial The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre Geoffrey Hunt 1955-01-23
Serial Today Unknown 1952-01-14