Forest Steven Whitaker
Forest Steven Whitaker

Gender

Male

Known Credits

21

Forest Steven Whitaker

Date of Birth: Jul 15, 1961

Birthplace:  Longview, Texas, USA

 

 

Biography

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 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, 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, 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.

Known For

Filmography

Black Panther

Black Panther

as Zuri

2018

Arrival

Arrival

as Colonel Weber

2017

Roots

Roots

as Fiddler

2016

Dope

Dope

as Narrator

2015

Taken 3

Taken 3

as Inspector Frank Dotzler

2015

Two Men in Town

Two Men in Town

as William Garnett

2014

Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

as Chief Wesley Barnes

2013

Freelancers

Freelancers

as LaRue

2012

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

as Dr. James Farmer Sr.

2007

Phone Booth

Phone Booth

as Captain Ed Ramey

2003

Species

Species

as Dan Smithson, Empath

1995

Body Snatchers

Body Snatchers

as Major Collins

1993

The Crying Game

The Crying Game

as Jody

1992

Johnny Handsome

Johnny Handsome

as Dr. Steven Fisher

1989

Stakeout

Stakeout

as Det. Jack Pismo

1987

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

as Charles Jefferson

1982