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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 2018-02-13
Known For
Poster of The Last Stand
Poster of Street Kings
Poster of The Great Debaters
Poster of Criminal Minds
Filmography

Black Panther (2018)

Drama Action Adventure Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Zuri

A Fall from Grace (2018)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Source
2.0 1 votes

Burden (2018)

Drama
Movie
as Reverend Kennedy

Arrival (2016)

Thriller Drama Science Fiction Mystery
Movie
as Colonel Weber
7.3 6755 votes

Roots (2016)

History Drama
Movie
as Fiddler
6.4 18 votes

I Am You (2016)

Documentary History
Movie
as Narrator (voice)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Movie
as Saw Gerrera
7.4 6326 votes

Roots (2016)

Drama
Series
as Fiddler
6.0 30 votes

Dope (2015)

Crime Drama Comedy
Movie
as Narrator
7.2 754 votes

Southpaw (2015)

Action Drama
Movie
as Titus 'Tick' Wills
7.3 2400 votes

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
9.3 3 votes

Two Men in Town (2014)

Crime Drama
Movie
as William Garnett
5.8 33 votes

Taken 3 (2014)

Thriller Action
Movie
as Inspector Frank Dotzler
6.1 2450 votes

Repentance (2014)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Angel
5.0 28 votes

The Last Stand (2013)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Agent John Bannister
5.7 1362 votes

Out of the Furnace (2013)

Thriller Drama Crime
Movie
as Chief Wesley Barnes
6.5 803 votes

Pawn (2013)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Will
5.5 60 votes

The Butler (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Cecil Gaines
7.2 1227 votes

Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
6.3 6 votes

Making a Scene (2013)

Fantasy
Movie
as Man
8.7 3 votes

Black Nativity (2013)

Drama Music
Movie
as Reverend Cornell Cobbs
5.8 16 votes

Zulu (2013)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Ali Sokhela
6.7 190 votes

A Dark Truth (2012)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Francisco Francis
5.5 40 votes

Freelancers (2012)

Mystery Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Dennis Larue
4.7 72 votes

Ernest & Celestine (2012)

Animation Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Ernest (voice)
7.6 164 votes

Catch.44 (2011)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Ronny
4.8 123 votes

Serving Life (2011)

TV Movie Documentary
Movie
as Narrator

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Sam Cooper
6.2 15 votes

Our Family Wedding (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Brad Boyd
5.6 43 votes

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

Family Fantasy
Movie
as Lion
5.0 1 votes

Repo Men (2010)

Action Science Fiction Thriller Crime
Movie
as Jake
6.1 708 votes

My Own Love Song (2010)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Joey
6.1 12 votes

Lullaby for Pi (2010)

Drama
Movie
as George
7.3 10 votes

The Experiment (2010)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Barris
6.4 354 votes

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Family Fantasy
Movie
as Ira (voice)
6.4 654 votes

Toys in the Attic (2009)

Thriller Animation Family Fantasy
Movie
as Teddy
5.8 6 votes

Hurricane Season (2009)

Drama
Movie
as Al Collins
6.0 10 votes

Powder Blue (2009)

Drama
Movie
as Charlie
6.2 79 votes

Winged Creatures (2008)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Charlie Archenault
6.2 43 votes

Street Kings (2008)

Action Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Captain Jack Wander
6.3 435 votes

Dragon Hunters (2008)

Animation Family
Movie
as Lian-Chu (voice)
6.6 140 votes

Vantage Point (2008)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Howard Lewis
6.3 821 votes

Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator
7.0 12 votes

The Great Debaters (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. James Farmer Sr.
7.0 183 votes

Ripple Effect (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Philip

The Air I Breathe (2007)

Drama Action Thriller Crime
Movie
as Happiness
6.2 134 votes

Even Money (2006)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Clyde Snow
5.7 21 votes

Everyone's Hero (2006)

Action Adventure Animation Comedy Drama Family
Movie
as Lonnie Brewster
5.8 58 votes

The Marsh (2006)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Geoffrey Hunt
5.0 18 votes

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Idi Amin
7.4 647 votes

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Abe Holt
5.1 18 votes

Mary (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Ted Younger
5.1 9 votes

Odyssey in Rome (2005)

Documentary
Movie

Criminal Minds (2005)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.0 372 votes

American Dad! (2005)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.4 387 votes

American Gun (2005)

Drama
Movie
as Carter
5.5 14 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.9 30 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.0 28 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
0.9 5 votes

Panic Room (2002)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Burnham
6.6 1509 votes

The Shield (2002)

Action & Adventure Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.1 185 votes

Phone Booth (2002)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Captain Ramey
6.7 1238 votes

The Twilight Zone (2002)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Mystery
Series
7.5 33 votes

American Idol (2002)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
4.3 47 votes

The Hire: The Follow (2001)

Action Mystery
Movie
7.3 12 votes

The Fourth Angel (2001)

Action Thriller Adventure
Movie
as Agent Jules Bernard
5.7 21 votes

Feast of All Saints (2001)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Daguerreotypist Picard
4.4 4 votes

Green Dragon (2001)

Action Adventure Drama
Movie
as Addie
5.5 10 votes

Battlefield Earth (2000)

Action Science Fiction War
Movie
as Ker
3.0 282 votes

Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation (2000)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.0 1 votes

Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself - Actor / Director
8.5 2 votes

Witness Protection (1999)

TV Movie Drama Crime
Movie
as Steven Beck
6.7 3 votes

Light It Up (1999)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Officer Dante Jackson
6.6 7 votes

The Early Show (1999)

News
Series
as Unknown

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ghost Dog
7.2 351 votes

Where Are They Now? (1999)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

Body Count (1998)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Crane
7.0 5 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
3.3 19 votes

Phenomenon (1996)

Drama Fantasy Romance Science Fiction
Movie
as Nate Pope
6.2 370 votes

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

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Rucker
6.8 21 votes

Smoke (1995)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Cyrus Cole
7.1 136 votes

Species (1995)

Science Fiction Horror Action
Movie
as Dan Smithson, Empath
5.5 515 votes

Prêt-à-Porter (1994)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Cy Bianco
5.1 45 votes

Jason's Lyric (1994)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Maddog
6.0 12 votes

ER (1994)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 109 votes

The Enemy Within (1994)

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

Blown Away (1994)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Anthony Franklin
6.0 126 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7.1 20 votes

Last Light (1993)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Fred Whitmore
5.0 3 votes

Body Snatchers (1993)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Major Collins
5.8 115 votes

Lush Life (1993)

Drama
Movie
as Buddy Chester
3.8 2 votes

Bank Robber (1993)

Comedy Crime Thriller
Movie
as Officer Battle

Consenting Adults (1992)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as David Duttonville
5.5 33 votes

Article 99 (1992)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Dr. Sid Handleman
5.5 12 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 32 votes

The Crying Game (1992)

Romance Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Jody
6.9 215 votes

A Rage in Harlem (1991)

Crime Comedy
Movie
as Jackson
5.8 17 votes

Diary of a Hitman (1991)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as Dekker
4.0 5 votes

Criminal Justice (1990)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Jessie Williams
10.0 1 votes

Downtown (1990)

Action Adventure Comedy Thriller
Movie
as Dennis Curren
5.9 12 votes

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Dr. Steven Fisher
6.1 58 votes

Bird (1988)

Drama Music
Movie
as Charlie 'Bird' Parker
6.8 63 votes

Bloodsport (1988)

Action
Movie
as Rawlins
6.6 377 votes

Hands of a Stranger (1987)

Romance Crime Drama
Movie
as Sergeant Delaney

North and South (1987)

Drama
Series
8.0 13 votes

Stakeout (1987)

Action Comedy Romance
Movie
as Det. Jack Pismo
6.3 102 votes

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Comedy Drama War
Movie
as Edward Montesque Garlick
7.2 755 votes

The Color of Money (1986)

Drama
Movie
as Amos
6.7 348 votes

Platoon (1986)

Drama War Action
Movie
as Big Harold
7.6 1415 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Comedy
Movie
as Charles Jefferson
6.9 387 votes

Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

Thriller
Movie
as Gowdy's Bodyguard
5.8 3 votes

Cagney and Lacey (1982)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.0 14 votes

Hill Street Blues (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.4 35 votes

Diff'rent Strokes (1978)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.7 37 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 129 votes

Today (1952)

News
Series
as Unknown
1.3 3 votes
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