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  Forest Whitaker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American actor of film, stage and television, as well as a producer and director.
Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas to Forest Whitaker, Jr., an insurance man, and Laura Francis Smith, a teacher.
Whitaker commuted from Carson to Palisades High School, where he was all-league defensive tackle on the football team quarterbacked by Jay Schroeder, a future NFL player.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forest_Whitaker   (789 words)

  
 Whitaker's Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mixed conifer forests of both mature and second-growth trees predominate on the west side of the forest and are interspersed with giant sequoia elsewhere.
The Redwood Mountain area, of which Whitaker's Forest is a part, was considered by John Muir to be one of the finest giant sequoia groves.
The forest floor was still somewhat open since cattle grazed the herbaceous vegetation and little litter or humus accumulated.
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /forestry/properties/whitaker.html   (723 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker Photos - Forest Whitaker News - Forest Whitaker Information
His parents are Forest Whitaker Jr and Laura Francis Smith.Whitaker has an eye condition called strabismus, often incorrectly referred to as 'lazy eye'.Initially Forest was a football player at Cal State Fullerton.
Forest directed the box office flop movie "First Daughter", which starred Katie Holmes as the daughter of a U.S President.
Forest (on how powerful he though his method acting was in "The Last King of Scotland): I used to take showers, just trying to get the guy to leave me. I needed to wash those darker passions away.
www.tv.com /forest-whitaker/person/61686/summary.html   (429 words)

  
 Sunday Morning Shootout: Forest Whitaker Bio
Forest Whitaker is one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors/ directors/ producers who has showcased his talents in a multitude of demanding and diverse roles.
Whitaker delivered an upsetting performance and proves that he is one of the best actors of his generation in the fundamentally subversive and religiously complex film Mary opposite Matthew Modine and he executive produced and starred opposite Donald Sutherland in the film American Gun for IFC Films.
Forest starred in and executive produced the TV mini-series Feast of All Saints which won an Emmy and was nominated in two other categories.
www.amctv.com /article?CID=2266-1--0-3-EST   (985 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker Rules! - ComingSoon.net
For Whitaker, playing Idi Amin is the role of a lifetime, right up there with his performance as Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's Bird and his role in The Crying Game, and the actor already has some of the strongest early Oscar buzz for the amazing performance.
When ComingSoon.net spoke with Whitaker during a recent New York press jaunt, we learned what went into Whitaker preparing to play the role of dictator, and we were surprised when the actor even defended some of the ruthless ruler's actions.
Whitaker: Only to the effect of knowing that he went to Jeddah, and that he was staying there and that he became more religious, practicing Muslim while he was there, and that he died three years ago.
comingsoon.net /news/indietopnews.php?id=16634   (2571 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker - Biography - Moviefone
A seasoned stage veteran at 21, the baby-faced Whitaker appeared in his first film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, in 1982, coincidentally making his debut in the role of a football player.
In 1992, Whitaker gained true fame for his role as a captured British soldier whose prior relationship with the mysterious Dil (Jaye Davidson) catalyzes the plot of The Crying Game.
The role proved to be Whitaker's true breakthrough, and he went on to work steadily throughout the rest of the decade in films of almost every possible genre.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/forest-whitaker/116578/biography   (332 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai: DVD: Forest Whitaker,John Tormey,Cliff Gorman,Dennis Liu,Frank ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Forest Whitaker, most notably, gives one of his finest performances as the film's title character (inadequately described as an "insane but ethical assassin" by various critics).
His is a poignant portrait of a bruised and lonely soul, fire-hardened by a samurai's discipline and sense of honor; his dynamic visage meanders smoothly from bliss to ferocity, with a haunting (and haunted) calmness, a flickering sense of compassion.
Forest Whittaker is one of the last people that one would think of when it comes to assassins but he actually pulls it off very nicely.
www.amazon.com /Ghost-Dog-Samurai-Forest-Whitaker/dp/B00005QCVX   (2641 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker finds his inner dictator - MORE MOVIE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com
Chitose Suzuki / AP Forest Whitaker poses for a portrait in Toronto on Sept. 11.
Whitaker approaches the Ugandan dictator the way the finest actors to play Adolf Hitler have done, putting a frighteningly human face on a leader able to enchant the masses and media even as his brutal regime tortured and killed people.
Whitaker fell somewhat under the man’s spell himself as he researched Amin, who died in exile in Saudi Arabia in 2003.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/15001666   (783 words)

  
 Latino Review
Forest Whitaker is 6'2," and what you would expect is a strong forceful voice.
Forest produced the film and was instrumental in getting Twentieth Century Fox to reach out into the Latin market.
It's nice to hear studios and filmmakers of Forest's caliber are willing to invest their time and see the value in bringing the Latino community into filmmaking, and to give them stories they can relate to on a cultural level.
www.latinoreview.com /films_2003/fox/phonebooth/forest_interview.html   (971 words)

  
 NPR : Forest Whitaker's Portrait of a Dictator
Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin addresses a crowd in a key scene from The Last King of Scotland.
Whitaker plays Idi Amin, the late Ugandan dictator who took control of the former British colony in the 1970s and ruled with an iron fist.
Forest Whitaker (left) as Idi Amin, with James McAvoy, playing a physician who gains the ruler's trust.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6152988   (480 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker @ Filmbug UK
Forest Whitaker, one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors/directors/producers/entrepreneurs, has showcased his talents in a multitude of demanding and diverse roles.
In 2001 Whitaker starred in and executive produced the TV mini-series Feast of All Saints, which won an Emmy and was nominated in two other categories.
In 1988, Whitaker was named Best Actor at The Cannes Film Festival for his brilliant portrayal of jazz legend Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's Bird, a role for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination.
www.filmbug.co.uk /db/1247   (806 words)

  
 Exclusive Interview: Forest Whitaker for "The Last King of Scotland"
While the perception of Whitaker is the quiet, gentle soul, the actor says he was not that surprised when he was offered Amin, a process that began almost six years ago.
Whitaker, of course, was able to enjoy the luxury of full on research, from Amin's physicality, to the voice.
Whitaker - who made an auspicious feature film debut in 1986's The Color of Money - is embarking on a new phase in his career.
www.darkhorizons.com /news06/whitaker.php   (1366 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker News
Forest Whitaker presents a career-defining performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland," a harrowing political...
Forest Whitaker threw himself so deep into his role as former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in movie The Last King of Scotland that even his wife and children refused to talk to him.
FOREST Whitaker bagged the Golden Globe award for best actor in a drama today for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.
www.topix.net /who/forest-whitaker   (944 words)

  
 BlackNews.com - Forest Whitaker: The Last King of Scotland Interview
Born on July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas, Forest Steven Whitaker was originally an athlete who played football in college at Cal-State Fullerton.
This endeavor whetted Forest’s interest in the acting, which he pursued at Berkeley.
Here, Forest reflects on this latest role, a fitting capstone on a magnificent career.
www.blacknews.com /pr/forest_whitaker101.html   (1593 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker: The Crying Game - Movie
Act One has Jude (Miranda Richardson) enticing Jody (Forest Whitaker), a English soldier stationed in Northern Ireland, into an IRA trap.
Jody is taken to a secluded house in the forest where he is watched over by Fergus (Stephen Rea), who seems to have more of a conscience that the rest of the group.
Forest Whitaker is good, at moments remarkable (he was on top of the game at the time), but not always convincing as soldier Jody (it could just be the accent).
www.superiorpics.com /forest_whitaker/movie/1992_the_crying_game.html   (2360 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker
Beginning his career on stage in both America and England, he made his film debut in 1982 and has since gone on to establish himself as an actor of impressive range as well as a skilled director.
With his dual career going well for him now, Whitaker says, "For a long time, I thought it was going to take a lot to make me happy.
On the personal side, Whitaker is a vegetarian.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=1098   (284 words)

  
 RTE.ie Entertainment - Forest Whitaker joining The Shield
Actor-director Forest Whitaker is joining the cast of the acclaimed police drama series 'The Shield'.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Whitaker will play Detective Jon Kavanaugh, a member of the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs department.
Commenting on Whitaker's casting, 'The Shield's Executive Producer, Shawn Ryan, said that the character of Kavanaugh "will present the biggest danger to Vic and his team in the history of the series so far".
www.rte.ie /arts/2005/0926/whitakerw.html   (115 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
African-American actor Forest Whitaker got into college on a football scholarship, but upon transferring to the University of Southern California,...
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Forest Whitaker - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Forest Whitaker Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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 EURweb.com - FILM/TV BITS: Whitaker, Luke honored; Soledad on ‘Jeopardy’; Tillman’s ‘Corner’; ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
*Forest Whitaker and Derek Luke are among the list of honorees selected for the 10th annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards, to be held Oct. 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The festival, which runs Oct 19-23, was created to bridge the gap between Hollywood and the global creative community, while at the same time honoring established Hollywood professionals.
Whitaker, who stars as Uganda dictator Idi Amin in Fox Searchlight's new release, "The Last King of Scotland," is set to receive the Hollywood Actor of the Year Award.
www.eurweb.com /story/eur28867.cfm   (676 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker Biography, Photos, News for Forest Whitaker | TVGuide.com
A reliable supporting player who manages to be versatile despite his imposing looks, Whitaker attended college on a football scholarship, which helped him land his first recognizable role as an angry linebacker in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
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 Forest Whitaker, Busy Philipps Check into "ER"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
ComingSoon.net is reporting that Forest Whitaker and Busy Philipps will both be admitted at some point this season.
Whitaker will star as a carpenter who comes to County General for a nagging cough, only to suffer a stroke while waiting for treatment.
The acclaimed actor and director is also working on five upcoming films, as well as working full time on FX's "The Shield." Expect him to first pop up on October 19, just in time for sweeps.
www.tvfodder.com /archives/2006/08/forest_whitaker_1.shtml   (217 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker News - Inbox Robot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
FOREST Whitaker, who portrayed Idi Amin, former 1970s Ugandan dictator in the movie The Last King...
FOREST WHITAKER was so desperate to land the role of IDI AMIN in THE LAST KING...
Forest Whitaker was named best actor in a dramatic film at the Golden Globes for his...
www.inboxrobot.com /news/forest-whitaker   (907 words)

  
 AP Wire | 09/25/2006 | Actor Forest Whitaker reigns as `The Last King of Scotland'
The film's producers had long been thinking of Whitaker to play Amin, but director Kevin Macdonald was reluctant when he came on board.
This needs to be somebody who's out there, who's an extrovert, an exhibitionist in a way, and that's not Forest," said Macdonald, who was won over after hearing Whitaker's meticulous thoughts about the character.
Whitaker also has remained busy in television with his acclaimed role as a creepily dogged internal-affairs cop on "The Shield" and an upcoming guest stint on "ER."
www.twincities.com /mld/twincities/entertainment/15605412.htm   (962 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker — Infoplease.com
Finding, forest: in The Last King of Scotland, Forest Whitaker plays notorious dictator Idi Amin and discovers the role of a lifetime....
IRONS, WHITAKER FLY WITH `ANGEL'.(Jeremy Irons and Forest Whitaker to co-star in "The Fourth Angel")(Brief Article)
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www.infoplease.com /ipea/A0762876.html   (321 words)

  
 Fox Searchlight - Last King of Scotland
The brutal, life-crushing power exercised by Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in his beleaguered African nation during most of the 1970s is yet another tragic chapter in the annals of world genocide.
the picture shows from left to right; forest whitaker who becomes idi amin right in front of your eyes; kerry washington who plays one of his many wives was...
Forest Whitaker is interviewed by Chuck the Movieguy for the movie The Last King of Scotland
www.foxsearchlight.com /lastkingofscotland   (1335 words)

  
 Forest Whitaker
African American actor Forest Whitaker got into college on a football scholarship, but upon transferring to the University of Southern California, he majored in music – winning two more scholarships in that field.
A page that summarizes box office stats for movies Forest Whitaker appeared in.
In this interview, Whitaker talks about his 1999 movie "Ghost Dog".
www.geocities.com /forest_whitaker   (445 words)

  
 PETAWorld>Celebrity Support>Forest Whitaker: Actor, Director, Producer, Vegetarian
Acclaimed actor, director, and producer Forest Whitaker has a list of credits a mile long—from his 1982 debut in the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High to his role as the brave school security guard in Light It Up alongside Usher.
But there’s one credit to Forest’s name that his fans may not know about: He’s a vegetarian.
He addresses many reasons to go vegetarian, such as for better health (going vegetarian can help you to lose weight and avoid health problems like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes), for the environment, or for animals if you simply don’t want to contribute to animal suffering anymore.
www.petaworld.com /forest_whitaker.asp   (315 words)

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