Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director.

He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield.

Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

He also starred as Inspector Franck Dotzler in Taken 3 with Liam Neeson.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018LAbyrinthJack Jackson2018-12-31
2018The ForgivenDesmond Tutu2018-03-09
2018Black PantherZuri2018-02-16
2018BurdenReverend Kennedy2018-01-18
2016Rogue One: A Star Wars StorySaw Gerrera2016-12-16
2016I Am YouNarrator (voice)2016-12-12
2016ArrivalColonel Weber2016-11-11
2015SouthpawTitus 'Tick' Wills2015-07-24
2015Taken 3Inspector Frank Dotzler2015-01-09
2014Two Men in TownWilliam Garnett2014-05-07
2013Out of the FurnaceChief Wesley Barnes2013-12-06
2013ZuluAli Sokhela2013-12-04
2013Black NativityReverend Cornell Cobbs2013-11-27
2013Making a SceneMan2013-11-25
2013Mysteries of the Unseen WorldNarrator2013-11-01
2013The ButlerCecil Gaines2013-08-16
2013The Last StandAgent John Bannister2013-01-12
2012A Dark TruthFrancisco Francis2012-11-29
2012A Man's StoryHimself2012-11-02
2012FreelancersDennis Larue2012-08-10
2011Serving LifeNarrator2011-07-28
2010Lullaby for PiGeorge2010-10-11
2010The ExperimentBarris2010-07-15
2010My Own Love SongJoey2010-04-07
2010Repo MenJake2010-03-19
2010Our Family WeddingBrad Boyd2010-03-12
2010Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to LifeLion2010-03-02
2009Hurricane SeasonAl Collins2009-12-08
2009Where the Wild Things AreIra (voice)2009-10-16
2009Powder BlueCharlie2009-05-08
2009Toys in the AtticTeddy2009-04-04
2008Winged CreaturesCharlie Archenault2008-06-24
2008Ripple EffectPhilip2008-06-20
2008Street KingsCaptain Jack Wander2008-04-10
2008Dragon HuntersLian-Chu (voice)2008-03-20
2008Vantage PointHoward Lewis2008-02-22
2008The Air I BreatheHappiness2008-01-25
2008Crips and Bloods: Made in AmericaNarrator2008-01-01
2007The Great DebatersDr. James Farmer Sr.2007-12-27
2007The MarshGeoffrey Hunt2007-04-17
2007A Little Trip to HeavenAbe Holt2007-03-17
2006Everyone's HeroLonnie Brewster (voice)2006-09-15
2006The Last King of ScotlandIdi Amin2006-09-01
2006Even MoneyClyde Snow2006-03-01
2005MaryTed Younger2005-11-18
2005Odyssey in Rome2005-09-30
2005American GunCarter2005-01-01
2003The Fourth AngelAgent Jules Bernard2003-08-19
2003Phone BoothCaptain Ramey2003-04-04
2003Deacons for DefenseMarcus2003-01-01
2002Panic RoomBurnham2002-03-29
2001Feast of All SaintsDaguerreotypist Picard2001-11-11
2001Green DragonAddie2001-01-01
2001The Hire: The Follow2001-01-01
2000Clint Eastwood: Out of the ShadowsHimself - Actor / Director2000-09-27
2000Battlefield EarthKer2000-05-10
2000Battlefield Earth: Evolution & CreationHimself2000-05-01
1999Witness ProtectionSteven Beck1999-12-11
1999Light It UpOfficer Dante Jackson1999-11-04
1999Ghost Dog: The Way of the SamuraiGhost Dog1999-10-06
1998Body CountCrane1998-04-28
1996PhenomenonNate Pope1996-07-05
1996Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' ManigaultMr. Rucker1996-01-01
1995SpeciesDan Smithson, Empath1995-07-07
1995SmokeCyrus Cole1995-06-09
1994Prêt-à-PorterCy Bianco1994-12-23
1994Jason's LyricMaddog1994-09-28
1994The Enemy WithinColonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey1994-08-24
1994Blown AwayAnthony Franklin1994-07-01
1993Bank RobberOfficer Battle1993-12-03
1993Lush LifeBuddy Chester1993-10-01
1993Last LightFred Whitmore1993-08-22
1993Body SnatchersMajor Collins1993-06-09
1992The Crying GameJody1992-11-27
1992Consenting AdultsDavid Duttonville1992-10-16
1992Article 99Dr. Sid Handleman1992-03-13
1991Diary of a HitmanDekker1991-11-20
1991A Rage in HarlemJackson1991-05-03
1990Criminal JusticeJessie Williams1990-09-08
1990DowntownDennis Curren1990-01-12
1989Johnny HandsomeDr. Steven Fisher1989-09-12
1988BirdCharlie 'Bird' Parker1988-09-30
1987Good Morning, VietnamEdward Montesque Garlick1987-12-23
1987StakeoutDet. Jack Pismo1987-08-05
1987Hands of a StrangerSergeant Delaney1987-05-10
1986PlatoonBig Harold1986-12-18
1986The Color of MoneyAmos1986-10-07
1982Fast Times at Ridgemont HighCharles Jefferson1982-08-13
1982Tag: The Assassination GameGowdy's Bodyguard1982-04-20
1970A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'Himself
1970Reise ins Königreich der SpielzeugeTeddybär
1970Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry WallaceNarrator
1970A Fall from GraceSource
1970Finding Steve McQueenHoward Lambert