Forest Whitaker

Biography: His parents are Forest Whitaker Jr and Laura Francis Smith.Whitaker has an eye condition called strabismus, often incorrectly referred to as 'lazy eye'.Initially Forest was a football player at Cal State Fullerton. There the coach continued to play him despite a painful back injury. Whitaker transferred to University of Southern California in Los Angeles (U.S.C.) to take up acting, as he felt the coach cared more about winning than the health of his players.
He also studied at the Drama Studio London.
In 1996, Whitaker married fellow actress Keisha Whitaker. They have two daughters, Sonnet and True. He has a son named Ocean from a previous relationship and a stepdaughter named Autumn from a previous relationship of Keisha's.

Forest Whitaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 90 The Crying Game
Lowest Metascore: 9 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 9 out of 39
39 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
26 Taken 3 Jan 9, 2015 Franck Dotzler / Franck Dotzler 4.7
31 A Dark Truth Jan 4, 2013 Francisco Francis / Francisco Francis 4.6
32 Repo Men Mar 19, 2010 Jake 5.7
38 Our Family Wedding Mar 12, 2010 Brad Boyd 5.5
tbd Powder Blue May 8, 2009 Producer / Charlie 6.3
tbd Mary Oct 17, 2008 Ted Younger 6.0
37 The Air I Breathe Jan 25, 2008 Happiness 6.6
34 Even Money May 18, 2007 Clyde Snow 6.1
31 First Daughter Sep 24, 2004 Director / Executive Producer 5.7
33 Chasing Papi Apr 16, 2003 Producer 8.2
9 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 May 12, 2000 Ker 2.1