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Forest Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He also starred as Inspector Franck Dotzler in Taken 3 with Liam Neeson.



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Born:
Jul 15, 1961 In Longview, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
118
First Appeared:
In the movie Burden
Latest Project:
Movie Black Panther 2018-02-09
Known For
Poster of The Last Stand
Poster of Street Kings
Poster of The Great Debaters
Poster of Criminal Minds
Filmography

A Fall from Grace (2018)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Source
2 1 votes

Black Panther (2018)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as Zuri

Burden (2018)

Movie
as Reverend Kennedy

Roots (2016)

Drama
Series
as Fiddler
5.3 24 votes

Roots (2016)

History Drama
Movie
as Fiddler
7.3 12 votes

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Saw Gerrera
7.3 4039 votes

I Am You (2016)

Documentary History
Movie
as Narrator (voice)

Arrival (2016)

Thriller Drama Science Fiction Mystery
Movie
as Colonel Weber
7.0 4394 votes

Taken 3 (2015)

Thriller Action
Movie
as Inspector Frank Dotzler
6 1962 votes

Southpaw (2015)

Action Drama
Movie
as Titus 'Tick' Wills
7.3 1782 votes

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Dope (2015)

Crime Drama Comedy
Movie
as Narrator
7.2 618 votes

Repentance (2014)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Angel
5 24 votes

Two Men in Town (2014)

Crime Drama
Movie
as William Garnett
5.9 31 votes

Pawn (2013)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Will
5.4 51 votes

The Last Stand (2013)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Agent John Bannister
5.7 1186 votes

The Butler (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Cecil Gaines
7.2 983 votes

Black Nativity (2013)

Drama Music
Movie
as Reverend Cornell Cobbs
5.8 15 votes

Zulu (2013)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Ali Sokhela
6.7 163 votes

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Thriller Drama Crime
Movie
as Chief Wesley Barnes
6.4 658 votes

Making a Scene (2013)

Fantasy
Movie
as Man
10. 1 votes

Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
6.3 6 votes

A Dark Truth (2012)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Francisco Francis
5.5 30 votes

Ernest & Celestine (2012)

Animation Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Ernest (voice)
7.6 120 votes

Freelancers (2012)

Mystery Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Dennis Larue
4.7 63 votes

Catch .44 (2011)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Ronny
4.8 89 votes

Serving Life (2011)

TV Movie Documentary
Movie
as Narrator

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Sam Cooper
6.2 11 votes

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010)

Family Fantasy
Movie
as Lion
5 1 votes

Our Family Wedding (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Brad Boyd
5.7 36 votes

My Own Love Song (2010)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Joey
6.1 9 votes

The Experiment (2010)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Barris
6.4 248 votes

Lullaby for Pi (2010)

Drama
Movie
as George
7.6 8 votes

Repo Men (2010)

Action Science Fiction Thriller Crime
Movie
as Jake
6.1 541 votes

Toys in the Attic (2009)

Thriller Animation Family Fantasy
Movie
as Teddy
5.8 5 votes

Powder Blue (2009)

Drama
Movie
as Charlie
6.3 59 votes

Hurricane Season (2009)

Drama
Movie
as Al Collins
6.1 8 votes

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Family Fantasy
Movie
as Ira (voice)
6.4 488 votes

Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7.0 12 votes

Dragon Hunters (2008)

Animation Family
Movie
as Lian-Chu (voice)
6.6 107 votes

Street Kings (2008)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Captain Jack Wander
6.3 314 votes

Winged Creatures (2008)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Charlie Archenault
6.1 35 votes

Vantage Point (2008)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Howard Lewis
6.2 646 votes

The Air I Breathe (2007)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Happiness
6.2 95 votes

The Great Debaters (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. James Farmer Sr.
6.8 125 votes

Ripple Effect (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Philip

Even Money (2006)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Clyde Snow
5.8 15 votes

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Idi Amin
7.4 470 votes

The Marsh (2006)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Geoffrey Hunt
5 17 votes

Everyone's Hero (2006)

Action Adventure Animation Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Lonnie Brewster
5.8 46 votes

American Gun (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Carter
5.2 11 votes

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Abe Holt
5.1 18 votes

Criminal Minds (2005)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.0 252 votes

Mary (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Ted Younger
5.3 8 votes

Odyssey in Rome (2005)

Documentary
Movie

American Dad! (2005)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.4 281 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 21 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 16 votes

Deacons for Defense (2003)

Drama
Movie
as Marcus
0.3 2 votes

E! Live From the Red Carpet (2002)

Talk Reality
Series
as Himself
0.8 3 votes

The Shield (2002)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 130 votes

Phone Booth (2002)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Captain Ed Ramey
6.6 881 votes

The Twilight Zone (2002)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Mystery
Series
7.6 23 votes

American Idol (2002)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
4 40 votes

Panic Room (2002)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Burnham
6.5 1075 votes

Green Dragon (2001)

Action Adventure Drama
Movie
as Addie
5.5 10 votes

The Hire: The Follow (2001)

Action Mystery
Movie
7.3 12 votes

Feast of All Saints (2001)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Daguerreotypist Picard
4.4 4 votes

The Fourth Angel (2001)

Action Thriller Adventure
Movie
as Agent Jules Bernard
5.7 18 votes

Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation (2000)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.0 1 votes

Battlefield Earth (2000)

War Science Fiction
Movie
as Ker
2.9 229 votes

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself - Actor / Director
7 1 votes

Where Are They Now? (1999)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ghost Dog
7.1 264 votes

Light It Up (1999)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Officer Dante Jackson
6.6 5 votes

The Early Show (1999)

News
Series
as Unknown

Witness Protection (1999)

TV Movie Drama Crime
Movie
as Steven Beck
6.5 2 votes

Body Count (1998)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Crane
6.8 4 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.7 15 votes

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Rucker
6.6 16 votes

Phenomenon (1996)

Drama Fantasy Romance Science Fiction
Movie
as Nate Pope
6.1 285 votes

Species (1995)

Science Fiction Horror Action
Movie
as Dan Smithson, Empath
5.5 395 votes

Smoke (1995)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Cyrus Cole
7.1 99 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 17 votes

Blown Away (1994)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Anthony Franklin
5.9 98 votes

ER (1994)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.1 81 votes

Ready to Wear (1994)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Cy Bianco
5.4 29 votes

Jason's Lyric (1994)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Maddog
5.6 8 votes

The Enemy Within (1994)

Thriller Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey
4.8 3 votes

Body Snatchers (1993)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Major Collins
5.8 84 votes

Last Light (1993)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Fred Whitmore
5 3 votes

Bank Robber (1993)

Comedy Crime Thriller
Movie
as Officer Battle

Lush Life (1993)

Drama
Movie
as Buddy Chester
3.8 2 votes

Consenting Adults (1992)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as David Duttonville
5.5 21 votes

Article 99 (1992)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Dr. Sid Handleman
5.5 9 votes

The Crying Game (1992)

Romance Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Jody
6.8 150 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 24 votes

A Rage in Harlem (1991)

Crime Comedy
Movie
as Jackson
5.8 15 votes

Diary of a Hitman (1991)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as Dekker
4.3 3 votes

Criminal Justice (1990)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Jessie Williams

Downtown (1990)

Action Adventure Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Dennis Curren
4.9 7 votes

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Dr. Steven Fisher
6 42 votes

Bird (1988)

Drama Music
Movie
as Charlie 'Bird' Parker
6.6 41 votes

Bloodsport (1988)

Action
Movie
as Rawlins
6.5 301 votes

North and South (1987)

Drama
Series
8.2 9 votes

Hands of a Stranger (1987)

Romance Crime Drama
Movie
as Sergeant Delaney

Stakeout (1987)

Action Comedy Romance
Movie
as Det. Jack Pismo
6.2 95 votes

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Comedy Drama War
Movie
as Edward Montesque Garlick
7.1 537 votes

The Color of Money (1986)

Drama
Movie
as Amos
6.7 253 votes

Platoon (1986)

Drama War Action
Movie
as Big Harold
7.5 1045 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Cagney and Lacey (1982)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 10 votes

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Comedy
Movie
as Charles Jefferson
7 288 votes

Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

Thriller
Movie
as Gowdy's Bodyguard
5.8 3 votes

Hill Street Blues (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.6 30 votes

Diff'rent Strokes (1978)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.8 28 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.3 94 votes

Today (1952)

News
Series
as Unknown
1.5 2 votes