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Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown Max Cherry
Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive Detective McKnight
Me, Myself & Irene
Me, Myself & Irene Colonel Partington
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 2017 The Case for Christ (filming)
Walter Strobel
 2016/I Phil (post-production)
 2016 Bus Driver
General Sorbin
 2016 The Confirmation
 2016 London Has Fallen
General Edward Clegg
 2016 Douglas Brown
 2015 The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster
'James Burke' as Lt. Frank Murphy
 2015/I Too Late
Gordy Lyons
 2015/I Survivor
Bill Talbot
 2013 Coffee, Kill Boss
Walt Ford
 2013 Olympus Has Fallen
General Edward Clegg
 2013 Somewhere Slow
Chris McConville
 2012 Hotel Noir
Jim Logan
 2010 The Trial
 2008 Jack and Jill vs. the World
Norman / Narrator (uncredited)
 2008 Expecting Love
George Patten
 2003 Grand Theft Parsons
Stanley Parsons
 2002 Strange Hearts
Jack Waters
 2002 Lone Hero
 2001 Finder's Fee
Officer Campbell
 2000 Diamond Men
Eddie Miller
 2000 Cowboys and Angels
Barbequeman at wedding (uncredited)
 2000 Lakeboat
Joe Pitko
 2000 The Magic of Marciano
 1999 Family Tree
Henry Musser
 1998 Outside Ozona
Odell Parks
 1998 Psycho
Dr. Simon
 1997 Night Vision
Teak Taylor
 1996 Hindsight
Michael Donahue
 1996 Original Gangstas
Detective Slatten
 1996 The Method
Christian's Father
 1995 Guns and Lipstick
Captain Dimaggio
 1993 Cover Story
 1993 American Yakuza
 1991 29th Street
Sgt. Tartaglia
 1991 Checkered Flag
Jack Cotton
 1991 Committed
Dr. Desmond Moore
 1990 Peacemaker
 1989 Esmeralda Bay
 1989 The Banker
 1989 Satan's Princess
Lou Cherney
 1988 Counterforce
The Dictator
 1986 Hollywood Harry
Harold 'Harry' Petry
 1986 The Delta Force
 1985 Walking the Edge
Jason Walk
 1983 Vigilante
Eddie Marino
 1981 Heartbreak High
Coach Alan Arnoldi
 1980 Alligator
 1979 The Black Hole
Captain Dan Holland
 1979 The Lady in Red
Turk (uncredited)
 1978 Avalanche
Nick Thorne
 1977 Stunts
Glen Wilson
 1973 The Don Is Dead
Frank Regalbuto
 1970 Cover Me Babe
Tony Hall
 1970 Pieces of Dreams
Gregory Lind
 1969 Justine
 1968 The Stalking Moon
Nick Tana
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
Pvt. L.G. Williams
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Stage: Appeared in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams on Broadway (revival). See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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p[In 2011, on Heroes (2006)] I didn't know if I was a good guy or a bad guy until the third or fourth episode. They didn't tell me. They were cryptic about whether or not I was good or bad. And so I tried to play it right down the middle, so that when I did discover whether I was a good guy or a bad guy, I would be able to then lean it over in that direction. But eventually I decided, "No, no, ... See more »


Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin. See more »


Frequently cast as law enforcement officers and military leaders ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "Me, Myself & Irene"; "Mulholland Drive", etc.) See more »



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