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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Platoon
Platoon Big Harold
(1986)
Lee Daniels' The Butler
(2013)
Phone Booth
Phone Booth Captain Ramey
(2002)

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 2016/II Arrival (post-production)
Colonel Weber
 2015 Dope
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Black Nativity
Reverend Cornell Cobbs
 2013 Zulu
Ali Sokhela
 2013/I Pawn
Will
 2012 A Dark Truth
Francisco Francis
 2012 Freelancers
LaRue
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
Ernest (English version, voice)
 2011 Catch .44
Ronny
 2010 Lullaby for Pi
George
 2010 The Experiment
Barris
 2010 Repo Men
Jake
 2009 Toys in the Attic
Teddy (English version, voice)
 2008 Dragon Hunters
Lian-Chu (English version, voice)
 2007 The Great Debaters
Dr. James Farmer Sr.
 2007 Ripple Effect
Philip
 2006 The Marsh
Geoffrey Hunt
 2006/I Even Money
Clyde Snow
 2005 American Gun
Carter
 2005 A Little Trip to Heaven
Abe Holt
 2005/I Mary
Ted Younger
 2004 First Daughter
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 2002 Phone Booth
Captain Ramey
 2001 The Fourth Angel
Bernard
 2001 Green Dragon
Addie
 2000 Four Dogs Playing Poker
Mr. Ellington
 1999 Light It Up
Officer Dante Jackson
 1998 Body Count
Crane
 1995 Mr. Holland's Opus
Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited)
 1995 Species
Dan Smithson
 1995 Smoke
Cyrus Cole
 1994 Ready to Wear
Cy Bianco
 1994 Jason's Lyric
Maddog
 1992 Consenting Adults
David Duttonville
 1992 Article 99
Dr. Sid Handleman
 1991 A Rage in Harlem
Jackson
 1988 Bloodsport
Rawlins
 1987 Stakeout
Jack Pismo
 1986 The Color of Money
Amos
 1985 Vision Quest
Balldozer
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Charles Jefferson
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Other Works:

TV commercial for USAFootball.com "Heads Up Football Coaches Certification" (voice over). See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his children's names - True and Ocean - and his name and how it affected his childhood] I want those names to be their destiny, for my daughter to be honest and my son to be expansive. I try to be like a forest, revitalizing and constantly growing . . . . Kids would tease me, calling me Little Bush". But . . . I thought being called Forest helped me find my identity. See more »

Trivia:

In 2003, Whitaker became Executive Director of the Nodance Film Festival, a festival that celebrates the alternative digital film culture with an emphasis on first-time filmmakers and digital filmmaking. Originally held in Park City, Utah, Nodance has recently relaunched in Los Angeles and holds the distinction of being the world's first DVD-projected film festival. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters that are, or are inspired by, historical figures See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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