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Forest Whitaker

 
Bio:
Forest Whitaker is an actor, producer and director who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA for his portrayal of Dictator Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and has appeared in over fifty films that have collectively grossed over $2 billion. Whitaker studied ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Forest Whitaker is an actor, producer and director who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA for his portrayal of Dictator Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and has appeared in over fifty films that have collectively grossed over $2 billion. Whitaker studied ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Erie Smith

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Erie Smith

Forest Whitaker Biography

Forest Whitaker is an actor, producer and director who has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA for his portrayal of Dictator Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland, and has appeared in over fifty films that have collectively grossed over $2 billion. Whitaker studied opera and drama in college and his first big-screen breakout performance was in Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Over the next thirty years, he worked with the greatest directors of our time, appearing in critically acclaimed films that include Oliver Stone’s Platoon, Clint Eastwood’s Bird (for which Whitaker won the Best Actor Award at Cannes), Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money (opposite Paul Newman), Robert Altman’s Ready to Wear, Wayne Wang’s Smoke, Barry Levinson’s Good Morning Vietnam, Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game, Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, David Fincher’s Panic Room, Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. As a director, Mr. Whitaker’s work includes HBO’s Strapped, Waiting to Exhale, Hope Floats, and First Daughter. Most recently, Mr. Whitaker won critical acclaim for his performance in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, with upcoming film projects that include Star Wars: Rogue One.




Forest Whitaker News

Universal Pictures Acquires Westbrook Studios Action-Comedy REGULATORS Starring Nicky Photo Universal Pictures Acquires Westbrook Studios Action-Comedy REGULATORS Starring Nicky Jam
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022

Nicky Jam (Bad Boys for Life) is set to star in the project, as well as produce as through La Industria, Inc., which he founded Brooks McLaren and D.J. Cotrona are attached to pen the screenplay. The two have already appeared on the famed Black List for their action-fueled script Fight or Flight.

Taraji P. Henson to Host the BET AWARDS Photo Taraji P. Henson to Host the BET AWARDS
by Michael Major - May 5, 2022

BET has announced Academy Award¼-nominated and Golden Globe¼-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host the “BET AWARDS” LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

Epix Renews Sci-fi Horror Series FROM For Season Two Photo Epix Renews Sci-fi Horror Series FROM For Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022

The series premiere of FROM was EPIX’s most viewed original series premiere in the history of the premium network and current performance analytics track that the entire series is on pace to be EPIX’s second most-watched original behind Emmy winning series Godfather of Harlem, executive produced by and starring Forest Whitaker. 

Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO Photo Meet the Cast of AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Stephi Wild - Mar 22, 2022

American Buffalo officially begins performances tonight, March 22, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway!

Flying Lotus, XYZ Films & Logical Pictures Develops Slate of Genre Films Photo Flying Lotus, XYZ Films & Logical Pictures Develops Slate of Genre Films
by Michael Major - Mar 3, 2022

Logical Content Ventures, Logical Pictures’ co-production fund, will finance the development of the films, which will focus on genres in the horror, thriller and sci-fi universe. Logical also secured a first-look agreement to finance and produce. The slate will span multiple projects, with XYZ Films set to produce and handle sales.

Disney Releases ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Expanded Soundtrack Photo Disney Releases ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Expanded Soundtrack
by Michael Major - Feb 11, 2022

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the film, Walt Disney Records releases the digital expanded edition of Michael Giacchino’s score, which includes over one hour of previously unreleased music from the film and recording sessions. A special 4XLP vinyl collectors set will feature artwork by John Powell and new liner notes by Michael Giacchino.

Kravis Center Honors James Drayton During 16th Annual African-American Film Festival Photo Kravis Center Honors James Drayton During 16th Annual African-American Film Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022

Three award-winning films, a dynamic host and the honoring of a local legend will be a part of this year's ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education Series' 16th Annual African-American Film Festival (AAFF) at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Imag Photo Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Playing Aretha Franklin on THE VIEW Photo VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Playing Aretha Franklin on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Jennifer Hudson appeared on The View today to discuss her performance as Aretha Franklin in the recent Respect biopic. Watch Hudson discuss the singer's impact and Franklin's friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the new interview now!

EPIX Renews GODFATHER OF HARLEM For Third Season Photo EPIX Renews GODFATHER OF HARLEM For Third Season
by Michael Major - Jan 13, 2022

Premium cable network EPIXÂź announced today that Godfather of Harlem, from ABC Signature, which is a part of Disney Television Studios. The critically acclaimed drama starring Forest Whitaker was created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos). It is scheduled to begin production in New York this summer.

Forest Whitaker Videos

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a Decade
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2021

Jennifer Hudson talks about when she first met Aretha Franklin, the role the artist's music played in her life and returning to the stage.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip Fr VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip From the New Aretha Franklin Biopic!
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2021

The Franklin sisters collaborate on writing the title song in this new clip from the biopic.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT! VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2021

Hear Hudson sing one of Aretha Franklin's most iconic songs.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT! VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2021

Jennifer Hudson belts out Aretha Franklin's most iconic song, 'Respect,' in this new clip from the film of the same name.

VIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Fe VideoVIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Featurette!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2021

McDonald is the recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards; Hudson won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Effie White in Dreamgirls; and Burgess is known for Broadway roles in The Little Mermaid and Jersey Boys.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GODFATHER OF HARLEM Season Two VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for GODFATHER OF HARLEM Season Two
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2021

His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGE AND TUNNEL on EPIX VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BRIDGE AND TUNNEL on EPIX
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2020

Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals), this dramedy series set in 1980 revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town.

BWW TV: Anika Noni Rose Sings 'With Love' in New JINGLE JANGLE Bonus Music Video VideoBWW TV: Anika Noni Rose Sings 'With Love' in New JINGLE JANGLE Bonus Music Video
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2020

Broadway star and Disney princess Anika Noni Rose sings 'With You' in this brand-new music video from Netflix's 'Jingle Jangle.'

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Two of PENNYWORTH VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Two of PENNYWORTH
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2020

A year after the explosive events of last season, England finds itself embroiled in a devastating civil war, with the powerful, neo-fascist Raven Union, led by Lord Harwood (Jason Flemyng) threatening to control the entire country.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY, Starring Forest Whit VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY, Starring Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2020

An all new trailer has been released for the upcoming Christmas musical film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.


Forest Whitaker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Forest Whitaker been in?
Forest Whitaker has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Forest Whitaker been in?
Forest Whitaker has not appeared in the West End