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  1. Mini Bio. Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor ...

  2. Apr 2, 2014 · Born in Texas, Forest Whitaker was a college football player who turned to studying opera and drama. His first big-screen feature was Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and he has subsequently created...

  3. Forest Whitaker, American actor and director known for his riveting and nuanced portrayals of a variety of characters in movies and on TV, whether he was in a leading role or playing a minor character. His film work included Platoon (1986), The Crying Game (1992), and The Last King of Scotland (2006).

  4. Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, director, and activist. He is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. After making his film debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Whitaker went on to ...

  5. He is the fourth African-American male to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, following in the footsteps of Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx. Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas, to Laura Francis (Smith), a special education teacher, and Forest Steven Whitaker, an insurance salesman.

  6. Birthday: Jul 15, 1961. Birthplace: Longview, Texas, USA. Though actor Forest Whitaker started college on an athletic scholarship, the charismatic and award-winning performer made the unlikely...

  7. Jan 16, 2018 · Forest Whitaker has had a long and illustrious career where he has appeared in many major and independent films and numerous television shows, sometimes as a one-off appearance, sometimes as a recurrent character.

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