Armstrong left a monumental mark on our lives and our cultureWhitaker to star in Armstrong bio-pic Oct 08, 2008
In a culture so obsessed with looks and weight, the idea of 'Fat Sells' -- exploring image, self-esteem and power -- was not only culturally important but very timely. It is a billion dollar industry that many people know nothing aboutWhitaker executive producing HBO pilot Jul 11, 2008
I spent so much time while I was in Uganda trying to understand the customs, the eating, the mosques. I don't know if there was any place I didn't try to visit ... or people I didn't try to talk toWhitaker portrays Idi Amin in new film Sep 17, 2006
The guy I play is testosterone-driven and the movie is full of intensity, not to mention lots of goreActor Whitaker confident in 'Repo Men' Mar 20, 2010
Forest Steven Whitaker (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 Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and for his recurring role as ex-LAPD Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the gritty, award-winning television series, The Shield.
Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. Whitaker has also won a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.
Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas, and his family moved to South Central Los Angeles when he was four. His father, Forest Whitaker, Jr., was an insurance salesman and the son of novelist Forest Whitaker, Sr. His mother, Laura Francis (née Smith), was a special education teacher who put herself through college and earned two Masters degrees while raising her children. Whitaker has two younger brothers, Kenn and Damon, and an older sister, Deborah.