William Forsythe

Biography: A stocky, moon-faced, gap-toothed character player who moves easily from comedies to drama, character actor William "Bill" Forsythe has been busy since he began acting at the age of ten in his hometown of Brooklyn, performing in school and neighbourhood productions. By age 16 he was a full-time NY stage actor appearing in off-off and off-Broadway productions. In his early 20s, Forsythe moved to L.A. and landed a bit part in a cheapie car chase pic, Smokey Bites the Dust (1981). That year also marked his TV debut in The Miracle of Kathy Miller, an inspirational TV movie. Forsythe went on to guest spots (usually as a heavy) on some 80s TV staples including CHIPs, Hill Street Blues and Fame. His big feature break came opposite Robert De Niro and James Woods in Sergio Leone's sweeping gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America. As Cockeye, Forsythe was a boyish yet dangerous gangster.

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William Forsythe's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 43
Highest Metascore: 59 The Rock
Lowest Metascore: 17 88 Minutes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
35 Loosies Jan 11, 2012 Capt. Edwards 6.3
17 88 Minutes Apr 18, 2008 Frank Parks 5.1
47 Halloween Aug 31, 2007 Ronnie White 5.6
tbd The L.A. Riot Spectacular Aug 11, 2006 George Holliday 5.7
43 Freedomland Feb 17, 2006 Boyle 4.9
53 The Devil's Rejects Jul 22, 2005 Sheriff Wydell 6.9
50 City by the Sea Sep 6, 2002 Spyder 7.0
30 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Dec 10, 1999 Detective Chuck Fowler 5.5
59 The Rock Jun 7, 1996 Special Agent Ernest Paxton 8.0
46 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Dec 1, 1995 Franchise 5.7
39 Virtuosity Aug 4, 1995 William Cochran 5.6
55 Raising Arizona Mar 13, 1987 Evelle Snoats 8.4