Forest Whitaker

Total Box Office:
 $671.7M
Highest Rated:
100% The Crying Game (1992)
Lowest Rated:
2% Battlefield Earth (2000)
Birthday:
Jul 15
Birthplace:
Longview, Texas
Bio:
Born July 15th, 1961, the hulking, unmistakably burly Forest Whitaker initially got into college on a football scholarship, but upon transferring to the University of Southern California, he majored in music, winning two more scholarships in that field. Still another scholarship, this one in the…

Professional Photos (58)

Community Photos (35)

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Repentance
  • Producer
  • Angel
$1.2M 2014
97% Ernest & Célestine
  • Ernest [English Language]
$71.4k 2014
Two Men in Town
  • Actor
-- 2014
60% The Last Stand
  • Agent John Bannister
$12.0M 2013
Mysteries Of The Unseen World
  • Actor
-- 2013
52% Out of the Furnace
  • Chief Wesley Barnes
$11.3M 2013
79% Rising From Ashes
  • Producer
  • Narrator
$37.7k 2013
Pawn
  • Actor
$2.1k 2013
48% Black Nativity
  • Reverend Cornell Cobbs
$7.0M 2013
Serving Life
  • Actor
-- 2013
Zulu
  • Actor
-- 2013
The Enemy Within
  • Colonel MacKenzie Casey
-- 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Cecil Gaines
$116.6M 2013
31% A Man's Story
  • Actor
-- 2012
Freelancers
  • LaRue
-- 2012
What a Wonderful World
  • Louis Armstrong
-- 2012
73% Toys In The Attic (Na Pude)
  • Actor
$64.9k 2012
8% A Dark Truth
  • Francisco Francis
$5.8k 2012
John Legend - Duke Ellington
  • Actor
-- 2011
Catch .44
  • Ronny
-- 2011
Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More To Life
  • Actor
-- 2010
My Own Love Song
  • Joey
-- 2010
41% The Expendables
  • Actor
$103.0M 2010
13% Our Family Wedding
  • Brad Boyd
$18.6M 2010
22% Repo Men
  • Jake
$13.2M 2010
The Experiment
  • Barris
-- 2010
Lullaby for Pi
  • George
-- 2009
Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? (In the Attic or Who Has a Birthday Today?)
  • Mucha (English Version)
-- 2009
Hurricane Season
  • Al Collins
-- 2009
25% Powder Blue
  • Actor
-- 2009
73% Where the Wild Things Are
  • Ira
$77.2M 2009
67% Chasseurs de Dragons (Dragon Hunters)
  • Actor
-- 2008
36% Street Kings
  • Capt. Jack Wander
$26.4M 2008
King
  • Actor
-- 2008
45% Fragments
  • Charlie
-- 2008
75% Crips and Bloods: Made in America
  • Narrator
-- 2008
35% Vantage Point
  • Howard Lewis
$72.3M 2008
78% The Great Debaters
  • James Farmer Sr.
$30.0M 2007
29% Ripple Effect
  • Producer
  • Phillip Blackman
-- 2007
24% Even Money
  • Clyde Snow
-- 2007
12% The Air I Breathe
  • Happiness
-- 2007
87% The Last King of Scotland
  • Idi Amin
  • Director
$17.4M 2006
The Marsh
  • Actor
-- 2006
41% Everyone's Hero
  • Lonnie Brewster
$14.5M 2006
Jumbo Box of Storybook Classics 2
  • Actor
-- 2006
Before the Music Dies
  • Narrator
-- 2006
33% A Little Trip to Heaven
  • Director
  • Holt
-- 2005
Special Thanks to Roy London
  • Actor
-- 2005
39% American Gun
  • Carl Carter
  • Producer
-- 2005
59% Mary
  • Ted Younger
-- 2005
8% First Daughter
  • Narrator
  • Director
$9.0M 2004
22% Jiminy Glick in La La Wood
  • Actor
$25.7k 2004
71% Phone Booth
  • Captain Ramey
$46.5M 2003
Deacons for Defense
  • Marcus
-- 2003
American Storytellers
  • Actor
-- 2003
76% Panic Room
  • Burnham
$95.3M 2002
61% Green Dragon
  • Addie
-- 2002
The Feast of All Saints
  • Daguerreotypist Picard
-- 2001
The Fourth Angel (The 4th Angel)
  • Agent Jules Bernard
-- 2001
The Follow
  • Husband's Assistant (uncredited)
-- 2001
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'
  • Actor
-- 2001
American Storytellers
  • Actor
-- 2000
Four Dogs Playing Poker
  • Ellington
-- 2000
2% Battlefield Earth
  • Ker
-- 2000
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  • Actor
-- 2000
82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai
  • Ghost Dog
-- 1999
Witness Protection
  • Actor
-- 1999
38% Light It Up
  • Officer Dante Jackson
-- 1999
Body Count
  • Crane
-- 1998
24% Hope Floats
  • Director
-- 1998
Rebound: The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault
  • Mr. Rucker
-- 1996
50% Phenomenon
  • Director
  • Nate Pope
-- 1996
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • Director
-- 1995
35% Species
  • Dan Smithson
-- 1995
93% Smoke
  • Cyrus Cole
-- 1995
71% Body Snatchers
  • Major Collins
-- 1994
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
  • Cy Bianco
-- 1994
Lush Life
  • Buddy Chester
-- 1994
28% Blown Away
  • Anthony Franklin
-- 1994
67% Jason's Lyric
  • Maddog
-- 1994
Strapped
  • Director
-- 1993
Last Light
  • Fred Whitmore
-- 1993
Bank Robber
  • Officer Battle
-- 1993
46% Article 99
  • Dr. Sid Handleman
-- 1992
27% Consenting Adults
  • David Duttonville
-- 1992
100% The Crying Game
  • Jody
-- 1992
Diary of a Hitman
  • Dekker
-- 1991
64% A Rage in Harlem
  • Jackson
-- 1991
Criminal Justice
  • Jessie Williams
-- 1990
Downtown
  • Dennis Curren
-- 1990
62% Johnny Handsome
  • Dr. Steven Fisher
-- 1989
78% Bird
  • Charlie "Yardbird" Parker
-- 1988
89% Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Edward Garlick
-- 1987
Hands of a Stranger
  • Sergeant Delaney
-- 1987
83% Stakeout
  • Jack Pismo
-- 1987
88% Platoon
  • Big Harold
-- 1986
92% The Color of Money
  • Amos
-- 1986
33% Bloodsport
  • Rawlins
-- 1986
58% Vision Quest
  • Bulldozer
-- 1985
Tag: The Assassination Game(Everybody Gets It in the End)(Kiss Me, Kill Me )
  • Gowdy's Bodyguard
-- 1982
79% Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Charles Jefferson
-- 1982


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
42% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Sam Cooper
2011
Criminal Minds
2005-2014
2010
American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005-2014
  • Turlington
2009 - 2010
American Dad!
2005-2014
2009
ER
1994-2009
  • Curtis Ames
2006 - 2007

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Quotes from Forest Whitaker's Characters

    1. Cecil Gaines: Americans always turn a blind eye to our own. We look out to the world and judge. We hear about the concentration camps, but these camps went on for 200 years in America.
    From Lee Daniels' The Butler. Submitted by madi E (7 months ago)
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