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Forest Whitaker
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Vida
Nome completu Forest Steven Whitaker
Nacimientu

Longview Traducir15  de xunetu de 1961

(58 años)
Nacionalidá Bandera de Estaos Xuníos d'América Estaos Xuníos
Grupu étnicu Afroestauxunidense
Familia
Fíos/es
Estudios
Estudios Universidá Estatal Politéunica de California en Pomona
Universidá de Nueva York
Drama Studio London Traducir
Universidá del Sur de California
USC School of Dramatic Arts Traducir
Llingües inglés
Oficiu
Oficiu actor, productor de cine, actor de cine, direutor de televisión, direutor de cine, actor de televisión, karateka y actor de voz
Premios
Nominaciones
Xéneru artísticu cine de comedia Traducir
drama Traducir
Creencies
Partíu políticu Partíu Demócrata de los Estaos Xuníos
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Forest Steven Whitaker (15 de xunetu de 1961, Longview, Texas) ye un actor, productor y direutor de cine d'Estaos Xuníos. La so actuación como'l dictador ugandés Idi Amin nel filme L'últimu rei d'Escocia valió-y múltiples reconocencies, ente ellos un Óscar, un Globu d'Oru y un Premiu BAFTA. Ye'l quintu afroamericanu que llogra'l Óscar al meyor actor, depués de que lo llograren Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman y Jamie Foxx.

Infancia, mocedá y estudios[editar | editar la fonte]

Whitaker nació en Longview, Texas, los sos padres fueron Forest Whitaker Jr., seguro de vida asegurador y fíu del novelista Forest Whitaker Sr., y Laura Francis Smith, maestra. Forest nació cuando'l so madre cursaba la universidá y llogró dos maestríes mientres criaba a los sos fíos (Forest tien hermanos menores y una hermana mayor). La familia camudar al área de Los Angeles cuando Whitaker yera namái un neñu. Whitaker estudió na secundaria de Palisades, onde foi derribador defensivu nel equipu de fútbol americanu. El quarterback d'esti equipu foi Jay Schroeder, futuru xugador de la NFL.

Whitaker asistió a la Universidá Politéunica Estatal de California, Pomona, con una beca de fútbol americanu, pero tuvo qu'abandonala por cuenta de una mancadura. Sicasí, foi aceptáu na Universidá del Sur de California pa estudiar ópera como tenor nel Conservatoriu de Drama. Tamién llogró una beca pa la sede del Drama Studio London en Berkeley (California).

Carrera[editar | editar la fonte]

Whitaker debutó en pantalla na película de 1982 Aquel escitante cursu, xuntu con Judge Reinhold, Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn y Phoebe Cates. En 1986 apaeció en The Color of Money, dirixida por Martin Scorsese, y en Platoon, d'Oliver Stone. Al añu siguiente, actuó xunto a Robin Williams na comedia Good Morning, Vietnam.

En 1988 llogró'l papel principal en Bird, dirixida por Clint Eastwood, onde interpretó al músicu Charlie Parker. Como parte de la so preparación, zarrar nun desván con tan solo una cama, un canapé y un saxofón, amás de realizar una investigación bien estensa y tomar lleiciones de saxofón. La so actuación valió-y el premiu al meyor actor nel Festival Internacional de Cine de Cannes y una nominación al Globu d'Oru.

Whitaker siguió trabayando con dellos direutor de cine direutores de sonadía. Neil Jordan dirixir nel papel de "Jody" nel so filme de 1992, Xuegu de llárimes. En 1994 foi parte del repartu de la película de Robert Altman, Prêt-à-porter, que ganó'l primera National Board of Review Award por Meyor Repartu. Tamién actuó na adaptación que realizó'l direutor Wayne Wang del llibru Smoke, de Paul Auster.

Vida personal[editar | editar la fonte]

En 1996, Forest contraxo matrimoniu cola actriz Keisha Nash, cola que tuvo dos fíos, llamaes Sonnet y True. Tien un fíu d'una rellación anterior, llamáu Ocean, y una fiyasca, llamada Autumn, d'una rellación anterior de Keisha.

Intereses[editar | editar la fonte]

  • Foi la inspiración del raperu Brother Ali pal cantar Forest Whitaker, del so álbum debú, Shadows on the Sun. Al paecer, el cantar llámase asina pol gran paecíu ente l'actor y el raperu, inda cuando Ali ye albino.
  • Carez ptosis palpebral (blefaroptosis) nel güeyu esquierdu. Whitaker declaró que ye hereditariu y que consideró operase pa correxir el problema, non por razones estétiques sinón porque afecta la so visión.

Filmografía[editar | editar la fonte]

Cine[editar | editar la fonte]

Actor
Añu Títulu Personaxe Notes
1982 Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson
1985 Vision Quest Balldozer
North and South Cuffey
1986 Color of Money, TheThe Color of Money Amos
North and South, Book II Cuffey
Pelotón Big Harold
1987 Stakeout Jack Pismo
Good Morning, Vietnam Edward Garlick
1988 Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Bloodsport Rawlins
1989 Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher
1990 Downtown Dennis Curren
1991 Diary of a Hitman Dekker
Rage in Harlem, AA Rage in Harlem Jackson
1992 Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman
Crying Game, TheThe Crying Game Jody
Consenting Adults David Duttonville
1993 Bank Robber Officer Battle
Body Snatchers Major Collins
1994 Blown Away Anthony Franklin
Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Jason's Lyric Maddog
1995 Species Dan Smithson, Empath
Smoke
1996 Phenomenon

Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

1998 Body Count Crane
1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog
Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson
Witness Protection US Marshal Steven Beck
2000 Battlefield Earth Ker Nominated — Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
Four Dogs Playing Poker Mr. Ellington
2001 Fourth Angel, TheThe Fourth Angel Agent Jules Bernard
The Hire: The Follow The Employer uncredited
Green Dragon Addie
2002 Panic Room Burnham Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Phone Booth[1] Captain Ed Ramey
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
2004 First Daughter Narrator also directed
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt
American Gun Carter Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
Mary Ted Younger
2006 Even Money Clyde Snow
The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt
Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster (voice)
Last King of Scotland, TheThe Last King of Scotland Idi Amin Academy Award for Best Actor
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
BET Award for Best Actor
Black Reel Award for Best Actor
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Hollywood Film Award for Actor of the Year
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Les Vegues Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actor
Nominated — BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film
Nominated — Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2007 Air I Breathe, TheThe Air I Breathe Happiness
Ripple Effect Philip
Great Debaters, TheThe Great Debaters James L. Farmer, Sr. Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
2008 Vantage Point Howard Lewis
Street Kings Capt. Jack Wander
Dragon Hunters Lian Chu (voice — English version)
2009 Powder Blue Charlie
Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault
Where the Wild Things Are Roxura (voice) Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Voice Performance
Lullaby for Pi
Hurricane Season Al Collins
2010 Repo Men Jake Freivald
My Own Love Song Joey
Experiment, TheThe Experiment Barris
Our Family Wedding Bradford Boyd
2011 Catch .44 Ronny
2012 Freelancers Dennis LaRue
A Dark Truth Francisco Francis
2013 The Last Stand Agent John Bannister
Zulu Ali Sokhela
Pawn Will
The Butler Cecil Gaines African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Pending — Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Nativity Reverend Cornell
Out of the Furnace Wesley Barnes
Ernest & Celestine Ernest (voice)
2014 Repentance[2] Angel Sanchez
Two Men in Town William Garnett
2015 Taken 3 Franck Dotzler
Southpaw Titus "Tick" Wills Filming
Direutor
Añu Títulu Notes
1993 Strapped
1995 Waiting to Exhale
1998 Hope Floats Nominated — Black Film Award for Best Direutor
2004 First Daughter

Televisión[editar | editar la fonte]

Añu Títulu Personaxe Notes
1982 Making The Grade Episode "Marriage David Style"
1983 Cagney & Lacey Night Manager Episode "The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All"
1984 Trapper John, M.D. Lewis Jordan Episode "School Nurse"
1984 Hill Street Blues Floyd Green Episode "Blues for Mr. Green"
1985 Diff'rent Strokes Herman Episode "Bully for Arnold"
1985 Grand Baby, TheThe Grand Baby Television movie
1985 Fall Guy, TheThe Fall Guy Friend Episode "Spring Break"
1986 Amazing Stories Jerry Episode "Gather Ye Acorns"
1987 Hands of a Stranger Sergeant Delaney Television movie
1990 Criminal Justice Jessie Williams Television movie
1993 Lush Life Buddy Chester Television movie
1993 Last Light Fred Whitmore Television movie
Nominated — CableACE Award for Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
1994 The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey Television movie
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Mr. Rucker Television movie
1999 Witness Protection Steven Beck Television movie
2001 Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard Television movie
2003 Deacons for Defense Marcus Clay Television movie
Black Reel Award for Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2002–
2003
Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Host / Narrator 44 episodes
2006–
2007
ER Curtis Ames 6 episodes
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
2006–
2007
The Shield Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh (Seasons 5 and 6)
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2007–
2009
American Dad! Daniel Turlington 3 episodes
2010 Criminal Minds Sam Cooper Episode "The Fight"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Sam Cooper Spin-off
2013 Africa Narrator Documentary Series

Premios[editar | editar la fonte]

Óscar[editar | editar la fonte]

Añu Categoría Película Resultáu
2006 Meyor actor L'últimu rei d'Escocia Ganador

Globu d'Oru[editar | editar la fonte]

Añu Categoría Película Resultáu
2006 Meyor actor - Drama L'últimu rei d'Escocia Ganador
1988 Meyor actor - Drama Bird Nomáu

Premios BAFTA[editar | editar la fonte]

Añu Categoría Película Resultáu
2006 Meyor actor L'últimu rei d'Escocia Ganador

Premios del Sindicatu d'Actores[editar | editar la fonte]

Añu Categoría Película Resultáu
2013 Meyor actor El Mayordomu Nomáu
2006 Meyor actor L'últimu rei d'Escocia Ganador
1994 Meyor actor de televisión - Miniserie o telefilme The Enemy Within Nomáu

Satellite Awards[3][editar | editar la fonte]

Añu Categoría Película Resultáu
2006 Meyor Actor - Drama L'últimu rei d'Escocia Ganador

Referencies[editar | editar la fonte]

  1. Theatrical release was delayed due to the Beltway sniper attacks in October 2002.
  2. «REPENTANCE - IN THEATERS FEBRUARY 28, 2014». Codeblack.com. Consultáu'l 8 de febreru de 2014.
  3. Satellite Awards

Enllaces esternos[editar | editar la fonte]