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Forest Whitaker talks family, career and a life without limits
"Go back to your banana tree, nigger..." I say, quoting his lines from The Crying Game. "You like that one, huh?" he says with a smile. Yeah, I love that. That and "But, you didn't persuade me," from The Last King of Scotland. "You enjoyed a portrayal of Idi Amin? Wow, I never would have guessed," he says with a knowing smile.
Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director who has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler, and Arrival.
For his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, National Board of Review Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and various critics groups' awards for a lead acting performance.
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