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BATTLEFIELD EARTH

FOREST WHITAKER is one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors/directors. No stranger to working with John Travolta—he did so in Phenomenon—Forest has also worked in the science fiction genre, starring in the hit thriller, Species. 

For Battlefield Earth, Forest and John Travolta both take roles as alien Psychlos, evil dominators of future Earth and the remnants of mankind. Forest plays the Psychlo Ker, who is one of the most intriguing alien characters in a book which is filled with a variety of alien races and distinctive personalities. In the film, Ker becomes especially important as he comes to the forefront as Terl's partner in various schemes and plots while at the same time offering another view of the nature of the Psychlos. The Travolta-Whitaker combination that sparkled in Phenomenon is set to ignite in Battlefield Earth.

In addition to two films releasing in 1999, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and Light It Up, Forest recently completed production for HBO on Witness Program, starring Tom Sizemore and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

Forest earned wide-spread recognition as an actor for his performance in Neil Jordan's Academy Award-winning film, The Crying Game. Earlier, in 1988, Forest was named best actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of jazz legend Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's Bird, a role for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination. Other film credits include: Smoke, Platoon, Good Morning Vietnam, Consenting Adults, Stakeout, The Color of Money, Body Snatchers, and more.

A busy actor and director, Forest has a multi-media company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, for which he will also be producing films, television shows and music. He will direct and produce feature films under deals with Propaganda Films and Columbia Tri-Star Television.

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