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13 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on his role in The Last King of Scotland
(2006)] It was an experience that changed my life and my thoughts. I went there with the purpose of understanding what it was like to be Ugandan, and I wanted to understand the food, the life, the way they deal with children and wives and with authority figures. I sat with Idi Amin
's brother underneath a big mango tree and he told me stories about what ...
He tried to be as bulky as possible to play Big Harold in Platoon
(1986), but the vigorous boot-camping training, bad food and rough shoot caused him to lose a lot of weight. When he noticed Whitaker was getting thinner, Oliver Stone
said to him, "What are you doing? You're supposed to be 'Big' Harold".
Often plays military/political/law enforcement roles