Forest Whitaker

    July 15, 1961
Longview, Texas, USA
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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.

Respect C. L. Franklin 2021
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Jeronicus Jangle 2020
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self 2020
Burden Reverend Kennedy 2020
Finding Steve McQueen Howard Lambert 2019
City of Lies Jack Jackson 2018
How It Ends Tom 2018
Sorry to Bother You First Equisapien / Demarius 2018
Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry Wallace Narrator 2018
The Forgiven Desmond Tutu 2018
Black Panther Zuri 2018
The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Himself 2017
Xenolinguistics: Understanding Arrival Self 2017
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016
I Am You Narrator (voice) 2016
Arrival Colonel G. T. Weber 2016
Dope Narrator 2015
Southpaw Titus 'Tick' Wills 2015
Taken 3 Inspector Franck Dotzler 2014
Food Chains 2014
Repentance Angel 2014
Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014
Out of the Furnace Chief Wesley Barnes 2013
Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013
Black Nativity Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013
The Making of 'Making a Scene' 2013
Making a Scene Man 2013
Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013
The Butler Cecil Gaines 2013
Rising from Ashes Narrator 2013
Pawn Will 2013
The Last Stand Agent John Bannister 2013
A Dark Truth Francisco Francis 2012
Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012
Catch.44 Ronny 2011
A Man's Story Himself 2011
Serving Life Narrator 2011
Lullaby for Pi George 2010
The Experiment Barris 2010
My Own Love Song Joey 2010
Repo Men Jake 2010
Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Lion 2010
Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009
Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice) 2009
Powder Blue Charlie 2009
Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault 2008
Street Kings Captain Jack Wander 2008
Dragon Hunters Lian-Chu (voice) 2008
Vantage Point Howard Lewis 2008
Crips and Bloods: Made in America Narrator 2008
The Great Debaters Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007
Ripple Effect Philip 2007
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Corner Man 2007
The Air I Breathe Happiness 2007
Before the Music Dies Self - Narrator (voice) 2006
Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster (voice) 2006
The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt 2006
Even Money Clyde Snow 2006
The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin 2006
A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt 2005
Mary Ted Younger 2005
Odyssey in Rome 2005
American Gun Carter 2005
First Daughter Narrator (voice) 2004
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself 2004
Shooting 'Panic Room' 2004
Deacons for Defense Marcus 2003
The Hire The Employer 2003
Phone Booth Captain Ramey 2002
Panic Room Burnham 2002
Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001
The Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard 2001
Ghost Dog: The Odyssey: The Journey Into the Life of a Samurai 2001
The Follow The Employer 2001
Green Dragon Addie 2001
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' Himself 2001
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Self - Actor / Director 2000
Battlefield Earth Ker 2000
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Self 2000
The Paperboy Narrator 2000
Witness Protection Steven Beck 1999
Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson 1999
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog 1999
Body Count Crane 1998
Phenomenon Nate Pope 1996
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Mr. Rucker 1996
Mr. Holland's Opus Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited) 1995
Species Dan Smithson, Empath 1995
Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995
Ready to Wear Cy Bianco 1994
Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso Self 1994
Jason's Lyric Maddog 1994
The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey 1994
Blown Away Anthony Franklin 1994
Bank Robber Officer Battle 1993
Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993
Last Light Fred Whitmore 1993
Body Snatchers Major Collins 1993
Consenting Adults David Duttonville 1992
The Crying Game Jody 1992
Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman 1992
Diary of a Hitman Dekker 1991
A Rage in Harlem Jackson 1991
Criminal Justice Jessie Williams 1990
Downtown Dennis Curren 1990
Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher 1989
Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1988
Bloodsport Rawlins 1988
Good Morning, Vietnam Edward Montesque Garlick 1987
Stakeout Det. Jack Pismo 1987
Hands of a Stranger Sergeant Delaney 1987
Platoon Big Harold 1986
The Color of Money Amos 1986
Vision Quest Balldozer 1985
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson 1982
Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard 1982
Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times
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Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self <mt>
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Empire Eddie Barker <mt>
Godfather of Harlem Bumpy Johnson <mt>
Star Wars Rebels Saw Gerrera (voice) <mt>
The Shield Jon Kavanaugh <mt>
Star Wars: Go Rogue Saw Gerrera (voice) <mt>
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Self <mt>
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