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Forest Whitaker
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He directed Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" music video.

Brother of Kenn Whitaker

Brother of actor Damon Whitaker

He has a son from a previous relationship. Daughter born in 1996.

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Large, baby-faced black actor who has eluded stardom despite a number of varied leading roles. Originally planning to pursue a career in music, Whitaker debuted on-screen in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), and followed it up with small but notable turns in Vision Quest (1985), Platoon (1986), and Stakeout (1987). He really came into his own with a scene-stealing performance as a hustler who out-hustles Paul Newman in The Color of Money (1986) and a costarring role with Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). In 1988, actor-director Clint Eastwood gave Whitaker his chance to carry a film as jazz great Charlie Parker in the critically acclaimed (but financially unrewarding) Bird for which he won a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. He has since costarred in Johnny Handsome (1989), Downtown (1990), A Rage in Harlem (1991), Article 99 and Consenting Adults (both 1992), all but stealing the latter film from star Kevin Kline with an understated performance as a soft-spoken insurance investigator. He was even more impressive as a kidnapped British soldier in the highly praised The Crying Game (also 1992). He made his directing debut in 1993 with the TV movie Strapped a story of urban violence; recent acting credits include Last Light (1993 telefilm), Body Snatchers, Blown Away, Jason's Lyric, Ready to Wear/Prąt-ź-Porter (all 1994), Species and Smoke (both 1995).

Forest Whitaker stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 At UNH 0000-00-00 ***
Stakeout 1987 Wth Jessica 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Good Morning Vietnam 1988 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Blown Away 1994 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 *
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999 2018-12-18 *** 1/2
Battlefield Earth 2000 Branford Hoyts 2000-05-13 1/2 *
Phone Booth 2002 w/ Suzy on HBO 2004-04-14 *** 1/2
Dragon Hunters 2008 family 2009-01-23 ***
Vantage Point 2008 2016-03-09 ***
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 Family at Wallingford Holiday 2009-10-23 *** 1/2
Taken 3 2014 2019-10-23 ** 1/2
Dope 2015 Suzy and Hanna 2020-04-23 *** 1/2
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 Suzy and Hanna 2016-12-28 ** 1/2
Arrival 2016 Suzy and Hanna 2017-01-22 ***
Black Panther 2018 Suzy & Hanna at Middletown 2018-02-19 *** 1/2
Finding Steve McQueen 2019 Suzy 2023-03-25 ***