Robert Forster

Biography: Robert Forster first became interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School. After he graduated in 1959, he attended Heidelberg College, Alfred University, and the University of Rochester on football scholarships while continuing to perform in student theatrical revues.Robert earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rochester in 1963. Later on he began his apprenticeship at an East Rochester theater where he performed in different plays including 'West Side Story'. In 1965 he moved to New York City and received his first big break when he landed the lead in a the two-character play Mrs. Dailey Has a Lover. Later on he returned to Rochester and began working as a substitute teacher and construction worker until an agent from 20th Century Fox pictures offered him a five-picture deal. His movie debut was a small part in the 1967 drama Reflections in a Golden Eye along side Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. By the late 1980s Robert's acting career had began to fade and he was casted in small parts playing villains. Robert began working as a motive speaker and an acting coach in Hollywood film schools.

In the mid 1990s, his career was resurrected by Quinten Tarantino, a long-time fan of Forester's early works, whom offered him to audition for a part in his latest movie. After a seven-hour audition, Robert was cast in the role of the tough, but sympathetic, bail bondsman Max Cherry in Jackie Brown (1997). Robert received an Academy Award nomination and some nationwide recognition for his role in that movie. Following his success in Jackie Brown Robert landed some high profile starring roles in films such as All the Rage (1998), the Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho (1998), and Supernova (2000).

Robert was married to June Provenzano from 1966 till 1975. In 1978 he married
Zivia Foster whom he divorced in 1980.

Robert Forster's Scores

Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 84 The Descendants
Lowest Metascore: 19 Supernova
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 Lakeboat Apr 13, 2001 Joe Pitko 9.7
78 Diamond Men Sep 28, 2001 Executive Producer / Eddie Miller 9.0
81 Mulholland Dr. Oct 12, 2001 Detective Harry McKnight 8.0
64 Jackie Brown Dec 25, 1997 Max Cherry 7.7
84 The Descendants Nov 16, 2011 Cast 7.6
49 Me, Myself & Irene Jun 23, 2000 Colonel Partington 7.0
52 Touching Home May 14, 2010 Jim "Perk" Perkins 7.0
60 Middle Men Aug 6, 2010 Louie LA LA 7.0
47 Like Mike Jul 3, 2002 Coach Wagner 6.8
tbd Jack and Jill vs. the World Apr 11, 2008 Norman 6.5
39 All the Rage Jul 7, 2000 Tyler 6.0
41 Olympus Has Fallen Mar 22, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / General Edward Clegg 5.8
45 Firewall Feb 10, 2006 Harry Romano 5.3
34 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past May 1, 2009 Sergeant Volkom 4.9
19 Supernova Jan 14, 2000 A.J. Marley 4.9
37 Hotel Noir Oct 12, 2012 Jim Logan 4.5
47 Psycho Dec 4, 1998 Dr. Fred Simon 3.9
33 Dragon Wars: D-War Sep 14, 2007 Jack 3.0
28 Kalamity Oct 22, 2010 Tom Klepack tbd
48 Somewhere Slow Jan 31, 2014 Chris McConville tbd