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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

62 years old. Born in Longview, Texas, USA on 15th July 1961.
You've seen -- of his 94 trackable films

Forest Whitaker is an Oscar and Bafta winning actor with a career spanning 41 years, from 1982 to 2023, starting at the age of 21. His first film was Tag: The Assassination Game and his latest film will be Respect. A lot of his work has been in the Drama and Thriller genres.

Known For


Upcoming Films (3)

Film Year Runtime Status Options
Average Height, Average Build poster Average Height, Average Build
- In Production
Megalopolis poster Megalopolis - Post-Production
A Fall from Grace poster A Fall from Grace
- In Development

Released Films (91)

Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
Respect poster Respect 2021 2h 25m PG-13
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey poster Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey 2020 2h 2m PG
Chadwick Boseman:  A Tribute for a King poster Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King 2020 40m
Burden poster Burden 2018 2h 9m
Finding Steve McQueen poster Finding Steve McQueen 2019 1h 31m R
City of Lies poster City of Lies 2018 1h 52m R
How It Ends poster How It Ends 2018 1h 53m
Sorry to Bother You poster Sorry to Bother You 2018 1h 52m
The Forgiven poster The Forgiven 2017 1h 55m R
Paramount+ with Showtime
Black Panther poster Black Panther 2018 2h 14m PG-13
Rogue One poster Rogue One 2016 2h 13m PG-13
Arrival poster Arrival 2016 1h 56m
Dope poster Dope 2015 1h 43m
Southpaw poster Southpaw 2015 2h 3m R
Paramount+ with Showtime
Taken 3 poster Taken 3 2014 1h 49m PG-13
Cinemax Apple TV Channel
Repentance poster Repentance 2013 1h 30m R
Two Men in Town poster Two Men in Town 2014 2h PG-13
Out of the Furnace poster Out of the Furnace 2013 1h 56m R
Zulu poster Zulu 2013 1h 50m
The Making of 'Making a Scene' poster The Making of 'Making a Scene' 2013 5m
Making a Scene poster Making a Scene 2013 10m PG
The Butler poster The Butler 2013 2h 12m PG-13
Pawn poster Pawn 2013 1h 28m R
The Last Stand poster The Last Stand 2013 1h 47m R
A Dark Truth poster A Dark Truth 2012 1h 46m R
Freelancers poster Freelancers 2012 1h 36m R
Catch.44 poster Catch.44 2011 1h 33m R
The Experiment poster The Experiment 2010 1h 36m R
Repo Men poster Repo Men 2010 1h 51m R
Our Family Wedding poster Our Family Wedding 2010 1h 43m PG-13
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life poster Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life 2010 24m
Hurricane Season poster Hurricane Season 2009 1h 43m PG-13
Where the Wild Things Are poster Where the Wild Things Are 2009 1h 41m
Powder Blue poster Powder Blue 2009 1h 46m R
Toys in the Attic poster Toys in the Attic 2009 1h 18m
Winged Creatures poster Winged Creatures 2008 1h 35m R
Street Kings poster Street Kings 2008 1h 49m
Vantage Point poster Vantage Point 2008 1h 30m PG-13
The Great Debaters poster The Great Debaters 2007 2h 6m PG-13
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die poster Killers Kill, Dead Men Die 2007 6m
The Air I Breathe poster The Air I Breathe 2007 1h 35m R
Everyone's Hero poster Everyone's Hero 2006 1h 27m G
Even Money poster Even Money 2006 1h 53m R
The Last King of Scotland poster The Last King of Scotland 2006 2h 3m
A Little Trip to Heaven poster A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 1h 38m R
Mary poster Mary 2005 1h 23m
Odyssey in Rome poster Odyssey in Rome 2005 1h 20m
American Gun poster American Gun 2005 1h 35m
First Daughter poster First Daughter 2004 1h 45m PG
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood poster Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 1h 30m R
Phone Booth poster Phone Booth 2002 1h 21m R
Panic Room poster Panic Room 2002 1h 52m R
Feast of All Saints poster Feast of All Saints 2001 3h 33m R
The Follow poster The Follow 2001 11m
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows poster Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows 2000 1h 27m
Battlefield Earth poster Battlefield Earth 2000 1h 58m PG-13
Witness Protection poster Witness Protection 1999 1h 45m
Light It Up poster Light It Up 1999 1h 39m R
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai poster Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999 1h 56m R
Body Count poster Body Count 1998 1h 25m R
Phenomenon poster Phenomenon 1996 2h 3m PG
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault poster Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault 1996 2h
Mr. Holland's Opus poster Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 2h 17m PG
Species poster Species 1995 1h 48m R
Smoke poster Smoke 1995 1h 52m R
Ready to Wear poster Ready to Wear 1994 2h 13m R
Jason's Lyric poster Jason's Lyric 1994 1h 59m R
The Enemy Within poster The Enemy Within 1994 1h 26m NR
Blown Away poster Blown Away 1994 2h 1m R
Lush Life poster Lush Life 1993 1h 41m
Last Light poster Last Light 1993 1h 44m R
Body Snatchers poster Body Snatchers 1993 1h 27m R
Consenting Adults poster Consenting Adults 1992 1h 39m R
The Crying Game poster The Crying Game 1992 1h 52m R
Paramount+ with Showtime
Article 99 poster Article 99 1992 1h 40m R
Diary of a Hitman poster Diary of a Hitman 1991 1h 30m R
A Rage in Harlem poster A Rage in Harlem 1991 1h 55m R
Criminal Justice poster Criminal Justice 1990 1h 30m
Downtown poster Downtown 1990 1h 36m R
Johnny Handsome poster Johnny Handsome 1989 1h 34m R
Bird poster Bird 1988 2h 41m R
Bloodsport poster Bloodsport 1988 1h 32m R
Paramount+ with Showtime
Good Morning, Vietnam poster Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 2h 1m R
Stakeout poster Stakeout 1987 1h 57m R
Hands of a Stranger poster Hands of a Stranger 1987 2h 10m
Platoon poster Platoon 1986 2h R
The Color of Money poster The Color of Money 1986 1h 59m
Vision Quest poster Vision Quest 1985 1h 45m R
Fast Times at Ridgemont High poster Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 1h 30m R
Tag: The Assassination Game poster Tag: The Assassination Game 1982 1h 30m PG
Havoc poster Havoc 2023 -

Regularly Credited With

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Kiefer Sutherland
4 films together
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Ray Liotta
4 films together
Oprah Winfrey's profile
Oprah Winfrey
4 films together
Damon Whitaker
Damon Whitaker
4 films together
Robin Williams's profile
Robin Williams
3 films together
Robert Downey Jr.'s profile
Robert Downey Jr.
3 films together
Sharon Stone's profile
Sharon Stone
3 films together
Don Cheadle's profile
Don Cheadle
3 films together
James Earl Jones's profile
James Earl Jones
3 films together


His Top Genres 1
21% Drama
+ 274 more
His Top Years
9% 2013
+ 36 more
Top Character Types
17% Detective
+ 5 more
Hero or Villain?
100% Good
+ 2 more
Role Type
60% Support
+ 1 more

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Forest Whitaker FAQ

How old is Forest Whitaker?

62 years old.

When was Forest Whitaker born?

15th July 1961

Where was Forest Whitaker born?

Longview, Texas, USA

Has Forest Whitaker won an Oscar?

Yes, he has won an Oscar for the film The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Has Forest Whitaker won a BAFTA?

Yes, he has won a BAFTA for the film The Last King of Scotland (2006)

What ethnicity is Forest Whitaker?

He is Black.