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Robert Forster

Academy Award nominee and Grindhouse Giant (according to the NY Times) Robert Forster is known for his solid work in films from the top to the bottom of the business. Robert's Oscar-nominated role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN marked the beginning of what he calls the =third act' of his career--now spanning over five decades.

Next up he will star in JJ Abrams' show ALCATRAZ for the Fox Network, due to premiere in January of 2012.

Forster has appeared in over 100 films. The older ones, starting in 1966, include REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, MEDIUM COOL, THE STALKING MOON, ALLIGATOR, VIGILANTE (the Blu-Ray release of which earned him the moniker "Grindhouse Giant), THE BLACK HOLE and STUNTS. He also appeared in the television series "Banyon.

For 13 years he played villains, starting with DELTA FORCE (1985) and ending with one of his all-time favorites, AMERICAN PERFEKT (1997).

Since JACKIE BROWN (1997), his film include MIDDLE MEN; GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST; THICK AS THIEVES; LIKE MIKE; ME, MYSELF & IRENE; FIREWALL; LAKEBOAT and DIAMOND MEN. He has also appeared the television series Heroes, Huff, Karen Sisco, and Fastlane.

In addition to his work in film, television, and theater, Robert records audio books, including the best seller Hit Man and Elmore Leonard's Mr. Paradise, and delivers his speaking program, Interacting, to a variety of groups, from acting classes to graduating classes; baggage handlers to CEOs; and once (he's pleased to report) to a group of white-collar criminals in a detention facility. He developed this program during the self-termed sliding second act of his career. Interacting is like a stand-up act with a menu of positive stories instead of jokes and a few jokes too. The stories are the lessons of his life and outline several guiding principles: respect, responsibility, parenting (even without children), excellence, and raising any job to the level of an art form.


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Robert Forster Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 13, 1941 (76)
SignCancer
BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Robert Forster compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Trial
London Has Fallen
Protest
Olympus Has Fallen
Like Mike
American Grindhouse
Bus Driver
Psycho
To Kill a Mockingbird
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
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