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Forest Whitaker

Director, Actor

North and South (TV Series)North and South (TV Series) (1985)
Dir. Richard T. Heffron
Feat. Patrick Swayze, James Read, Kirstie Alley
Heavyweight Civil War tome starring Patrick Swayze and James Read as young men caught up in the winds of American revolution, conflict and…
Good Morning, VietnamGood Morning, Vietnam (1987) Recommended
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker
Robin Williams tour–de–force performance as an irreverant, rebel radio–jock stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The funny…
StakeoutStakeout (1987)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe
Cops Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez run into some well–scripted comic entanglements on surveillance detail.
BirdBird (1988) Recommended
Dir. Clint Eastwood
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Keith David
Eastwood's biopic tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker. His turbulent and extraordinary life is sympathetically characterised…
Johnny HandsomeJohnny Handsome (1989)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern
Mickey Rourke plays a deformed petty criminal who takes the rap for a major robbery. In prison he is given a new handsome face and proceeds to avenge…
Rage in Harlem, ARage in Harlem, A (1991)
Dir. Bill Duke
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens
A sassy comic thriller, set in 50s Harlem. An entertaining cocktail of violence and buffoonery.
Crying Game, TheCrying Game, The (1992) Recommended
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker
An IRA terrorist attempts to shrug off his past but becomes involved with the chantreuse sister of the man he was obliged to murder. Surprise hit…
Diary of a Hitman (1992)
Dir. Roy London
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone
An off–beat psychological study of a professional killer (Forest Whitaker) who fatally falls for his 'target' (Sherilyn Fenn). Wordy script is…
Consenting AdultsConsenting Adults (1993)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Kevin Kline becomes spooked by his high–living neighbour (Kevin Spacey) who's into such things as insurance scams and wife–swapping. His…
Lush LifeLush Life (1994)
Dir. Michael Elias
Feat. Forest Whitaker, Jeff Goldblum
Forest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum bring this modest jazz film to vibrant life as top session horn players whose lives come to a cross–roads,…

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