Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, director, and producer.
He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai etc.
Here are a few facts on the actor:
On April 6, 2009, he was given a chieftaincy title in Imo State, Nigeria. Whitaker was given the title-“Nwannedinambe Of Nkwerre” meaning “A Brother in Foreign Land”.
Trademark Eye Condition
Whitaker’s left eye ptosis. He explained that the condition of his left eye is hereditary and that he has considered having surgery to correct it, not for cosmetic reasons but because it affects his vision
To prepare for the film “The Last King of Scotland” in 2006, where he played the role of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, he spent nearly four months in Uganda. He won the Academy award for his portrayal of the role
Forest Whitaker is an avid karate fan. He personally has a black belt in the sport.
Is married to Keisha Whitaker. He met her on the set of the movie “Blown Away”. She was an actress in the film.