Forest Whitaker

Place of birth:
Longview, Texas, USA:
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.


City of Lies (2019)
as Jack Jackson
How It Ends (2018)
as Tom
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
as First Equisapien / Demarius
The Forgiven (2018)
as Desmond Tutu
Black Panther (2018)
as Zuri
Burden (2018)
as Reverend Kennedy
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
as Saw Gerrera
I Am You (2016)
as Narrator (voice)
Arrival (2016)
as Colonel Weber
Dope (2015)
as Narrator
Southpaw (2015)
as Titus 'Tick' Wills
Taken 3 (2014)
as Inspector Frank Dotzler
Repentance (2014)
as Angel
Two Men in Town (2014)
as William Garnett
Out of the Furnace (2013)
as Chief Wesley Barnes
Zulu (2013)
as Ali Sokhela
Black Nativity (2013)
as Reverend Cornell Cobbs
Making a Scene (2013)
as Man
Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013)
as Narrator
The Butler (2013)
as Cecil Gaines
Pawn (2013)
as Will
The Last Stand (2013)
as Agent John Bannister
A Dark Truth (2012)
as Francisco Francis
Freelancers (2012)
as Dennis Larue
Catch.44 (2011)
as Ronny
A Man's Story (2011)
as Himself
Serving Life (2011)
as Narrator
Lullaby for Pi (2010)
as George
The Experiment (2010)
as Barris
My Own Love Song (2010)
as Joey
Repo Men (2010)
as Jake
Our Family Wedding (2010)
as Brad Boyd
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (2010)
as Lion
Hurricane Season (2009)
as Al Collins
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
as Ira (voice)
Powder Blue (2009)
as Charlie
Winged Creatures (2008)
as Charlie Archenault
Street Kings (2008)
as Captain Jack Wander
Chasseurs de dragons (2008)
as Lian-Chu (voice)
Vantage Point (2008)
as Howard Lewis
Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
as Narrator
The Great Debaters (2007)
as Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Ripple Effect (2007)
as Philip
The Air I Breathe (2007)
as Happiness
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (2007)
as The Corner Man
Everyone's Hero (2006)
as Lonnie Brewster (voice)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
as Idi Amin
The Marsh (2006)
as Geoffrey Hunt
Even Money (2006)
as Clyde Snow
A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
as Abe Holt
Mary (2005)
as Ted Younger
Odyssey in Rome (2005)
American Gun (2005)
as Carter
Deacons for Defense (2003)
as Marcus
Phone Booth (2002)
as Captain Ramey
Panic Room (2002)
as Burnham
Feast of All Saints (2001)
as Daguerreotypist Picard
The Fourth Angel (2001)
as Agent Jules Bernard
The Follow (2001)
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' (2001)
as Himself
Green Dragon (2001)
as Addie
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)
as Himself - Actor / Director
Battlefield Earth (2000)
as Ker
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation (2000)
as Himself
Witness Protection (1999)
as Steven Beck
Light It Up (1999)
as Officer Dante Jackson
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
as Ghost Dog
Body Count (1998)
as Crane
Phenomenon (1996)
as Nate Pope
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
as Mr. Rucker
Species (1995)
as Dan Smithson, Empath
Smoke (1995)
as Cyrus Cole
Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
as Cy Bianco
Jason's Lyric (1994)
as Maddog
The Enemy Within (1994)
as Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey
Blown Away (1994)
as Anthony Franklin
Bank Robber (1993)
as Officer Battle
Lush Life (1993)
as Buddy Chester
Last Light (1993)
as Fred Whitmore
Body Snatchers (1993)
as Major Collins
Consenting Adults (1992)
as David Duttonville
The Crying Game (1992)
as Jody
Article 99 (1992)
as Dr. Sid Handleman
Diary of a Hitman (1991)
as Dekker
A Rage in Harlem (1991)
as Jackson
Criminal Justice (1990)
as Jessie Williams
Downtown (1990)
as Dennis Curren
Johnny Handsome (1989)
as Dr. Steven Fisher
Bird (1988)
as Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Bloodsport (1988)
as Rawlins
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
as Edward Montesque Garlick
Stakeout (1987)
as Det. Jack Pismo
Hands of a Stranger (1987)
as Sergeant Delaney
Platoon (1986)
as Big Harold
The Color of Money (1986)
as Amos
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
as Charles Jefferson
Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)
as Gowdy's Bodyguard
Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry Wallace
as Narrator
A Fall from Grace
as Source
Finding Steve McQueen
as Howard Lambert
Sorry to Bother You
Roxanne, Roxanne
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Fruitvale Station
Serving Life
Executive Producer
Monte Carlo
Executive Producer
Powder Blue
Ripple Effect
Executive Producer
First Daughter
Hope Floats
Waiting to Exhale
A Rage in Harlem
Co-Producer © 2019

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