Forest Whitaker
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Born Forest Steven Whitaker
July 15 1961 (1961-07-15) (age 57)
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1982–present

Forest Steven Whitaker (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, Battlefield Earth, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD 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.


Year Title Role
2002 Panic Room Burnham
2002 Phone Booth Captain Ed Ramey
2012 A Dark Truth Francisco Francis
2013 The Last Stand Agent John Bannister
2013 The Butler Cecil Gaines
2013 Black Nativity Reverend Cornell
2013 Out of the Furnace Wesley Barnes

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Forest Whitaker films

Panic Room (2002)  · Phone Booth (2002)  · The Last Stand (2013)  · The Butler (2013)  · Black Nativity (2013)  · Out of the Furnace (2013)  · Taken 3 (2015)  ·