Forest Whitaker Overview

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Born: July 15, 1961

"I hardly ever lose my temper," says this native of Longview, Texas. Which is a good thing considering he's a big guy, big enough to be an all-league defensive tackle while playing college football. Beginning his career on stage in both America and England, he made his film debut in 1982 and has since gone on to establish himself as an actor of impressive range as well as a skilled director. "Directing," Whitaker says, "is more comfortable for me because as an actor there's always something... See All

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