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:
90 The Crying Game Nov 25, 1992 Jody 7.6
86 Ernest & Célestine Feb 28, 2014 Ernest 7.1
85 Fruitvale Station Jul 12, 2013 Producer 7.9
78 Bird Sep 30, 1988 Charlie 'Bird' Parker 7.8
76 Dope Jun 19, 2015 Producer / Narrator tbd
74 The Last King of Scotland Sep 27, 2006 Idi Amin 8.1
71 Where the Wild Things Are Oct 16, 2009 Ira 6.4
70 Smoke Jun 9, 1995 Cyrus Cole 7.8
67 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Mar 3, 2000 Ghost Dog 8.0
67 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Aug 13, 1982 Charles Jefferson 7.0
66 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Cecil Gaines / Cecil Gaines 6.7
65 The Great Debaters Dec 25, 2007 Dr. James Farmer Sr. 7.5
65 Panic Room Mar 29, 2002 Burnham 7.8
64 Toys in the Attic Sep 7, 2012 Teddy / Teddy tbd
63 Out of the Furnace Dec 4, 2013 Chief Wesley Barnes / Wesley Barnes 7.3
62 Food Chains Nov 21, 2014 Narrator tbd
58 Rising from Ashes Aug 2, 2013 Executive Producer / Narrator tbd
56 Two Men in Town Mar 6, 2015 William Garnett tbd
56 Phone Booth Apr 4, 2003 Captain Ed Ramey 7.6
55 Street Kings Apr 11, 2008 Captain Jack Wander 7.4
54 The Last Stand Jan 18, 2013 Agent John Bannister 6.7
51 Everyone's Hero Sep 15, 2006 Lonnie Brewster 5.2
49 Green Dragon May 1, 2001 Executive Producer / Addie 6.2
48 Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Dec 25, 1994 Cy Bianco 4.0
48 American Gun Mar 22, 2006 Executive Producer / Carter 6.7
48 Black Nativity Nov 27, 2013 Reverend Cornell / Reverend Cornell / Reverend Cornell Cobbs 5.9
43 Light It Up Nov 10, 1999 Officer Dante Jackson 8.0
42 Hope Floats May 29, 1998 Director 6.4
41 Phenomenon Jul 3, 1996 Nate Pope 8.8
40 Vantage Point Feb 22, 2008 Howard Lewis 5.6