TV commercial (voice-over): Citi credit cards by Citibank
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[on getting into acting] In high school I did some musicals, but I never took acting until college. I was studying opera, classical voice, and a speech teacher asked me to audition for this play and I got the lead. And she helped me to get into a conservatory, with a scholarship as a singer, and then I was accepted into the acting conservatory. This agent saw me, the summer before I went to ...
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 characters that are, or are inspired by, historical figures