Forest Whitaker

Actor/Director

Forest Whitaker might have had a pro football career in mind, but an injury sidelined the Texas native and he became an actor instead. His feature film debut was in the teen cult ’80s classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High and he enjoyed a vibrant movie career throughout the decade, starring in Platoon, The Color of Money and Good Morning Vietnam. Whitaker won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor honors for his role as Charlie Parker in the 1988 Clint Eastwood biopic Bird, and expanded his résumé to include directing for both TV (Strapped) and film (Waiting To Exhale). In 2006, Whitaker took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland and garned even more acclaim with his role in Lee Daniels' The Butler.  

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Celebrities: Kiersey Clemons Is Not Here for Chet Haze Using the N-Word

The cast of Dope on the controversial word. (6/19/2015)

A$AP Rocky, Forest Whitaker and More Play Our '90s Flashback Game

The stars of Dope on their favorite artists and movies from the decade.

Celebrities: Rapid Fire ‘90s Game With the Cast of ‘Dope’

A$AP Rocky, Shameik Moore, Forest Whitaker and more. (6/18/2015)

Celebrities: Forest Whitaker on Dope: It's an Authentic Voice

Plus, the state of Black men in America. (6/18/2015)

Movies: Exclusive Dope Trailer 3

The Rick Famuyiwa film is in theaters June 19. (5/6/2015)

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