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 40
  2. Negative: 9 out of 40
40 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
72 Dope Jun 19, 2015 Producer / Narrator 7.3
62 Food Chains Nov 21, 2014 Narrator tbd
86 Ernest & CĂ©lestine Feb 28, 2014 Ernest 7.2
63 Out of the Furnace Dec 4, 2013 Chief Wesley Barnes / Wesley Barnes 7.3
66 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Cecil Gaines / Cecil Gaines 6.7
85 Fruitvale Station Jul 12, 2013 Producer 7.9
64 Toys in the Attic Sep 7, 2012 Teddy / Teddy tbd
71 Where the Wild Things Are Oct 16, 2009 Ira 6.4
65 The Great Debaters Dec 25, 2007 Dr. James Farmer Sr. 7.5
74 The Last King of Scotland Sep 27, 2006 Idi Amin 8.1
65 Panic Room Mar 29, 2002 Burnham 8.0
67 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Mar 3, 2000 Ghost Dog 8.0
70 Smoke Jun 9, 1995 Cyrus Cole 7.8
90 The Crying Game Nov 25, 1992 Jody 7.6
78 Bird Sep 30, 1988 Charlie 'Bird' Parker 7.8
67 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Aug 13, 1982 Charles Jefferson 6.7