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: 15 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
36 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Tak3n Jan 9, 2015 Franck Dotzler tbd
61 Food Chains Nov 21, 2014 Narrator tbd
86 Ernest & CĂ©lestine Feb 28, 2014 Ernest 6.9
tbd Repentance Feb 28, 2014 Producer / Angel / Angel Sanchez 4.5
63 Out of the Furnace Dec 4, 2013 Chief Wesley Barnes / Wesley Barnes 7.3
48 Black Nativity Nov 27, 2013 Reverend Cornell / Reverend Cornell / Reverend Cornell Cobbs 5.9
66 Lee Daniels' The Butler Aug 16, 2013 Cecil Gaines / Cecil Gaines 6.7
58 Rising from Ashes Aug 2, 2013 Executive Producer / Narrator tbd
85 Fruitvale Station Jul 12, 2013 Producer 7.9
tbd Pawn Apr 19, 2013 Will 5.2
54 The Last Stand Jan 18, 2013 Agent John Bannister 6.7
31 A Dark Truth Jan 4, 2013 Francisco Francis / Francisco Francis 4.6
64 Toys in the Attic Sep 7, 2012 Teddy / Teddy tbd
32 Repo Men Mar 19, 2010 Jake 5.6
38 Our Family Wedding Mar 12, 2010 Brad Boyd 5.5
71 Where the Wild Things Are Oct 16, 2009 Ira 6.4
tbd Powder Blue May 8, 2009 Producer / Charlie 6.3
tbd Mary Oct 17, 2008 Ted Younger 6.0
55 Street Kings Apr 11, 2008 Captain Jack Wander 7.3
40 Vantage Point Feb 22, 2008 Howard Lewis 5.6
37 The Air I Breathe Jan 25, 2008 Happiness 6.5
65 The Great Debaters Dec 25, 2007 Dr. James Farmer Sr. 7.6
34 Even Money May 18, 2007 Clyde Snow 6.8
74 The Last King of Scotland Sep 27, 2006 Idi Amin 8.1
51 Everyone's Hero Sep 15, 2006 Lonnie Brewster 5.0
48 American Gun Mar 22, 2006 Executive Producer / Carter 6.7
31 First Daughter Sep 24, 2004 Director / Executive Producer 5.7
33 Chasing Papi Apr 16, 2003 Producer 8.2
56 Phone Booth Apr 4, 2003 Captain Ed Ramey 6.7
65 Panic Room Mar 29, 2002 Burnham 7.3