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FOREST WHITAKER (Captain Ramey) is one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors/directors/producers who has showcased his talents in a multitude of demanding and diverse roles. This year he will be starring in and producing several highly anticipated films.

He recently completed work on "Fourth Angel," an action thriller set in London, opposite Jeremy Irons, which will premiere on Showtime in early 2003.

He most recently starred in, and executive produced "Green Dragon," the first feature film production of his multimedia company, Spirit Dance Entertainment. Prior to that, Whitaker starred in director David Fincher's "The Panic Room" for Columbia Pictures opposite Jodie Foster and Dwight Yoakam. Whitaker's short film, "John Henry," was release this past February for Black History Month in connection with Disney's release of Peter Pan's "Never Neverland." He also produced "Door to Door" starring William H. Macy for TNT under the Spirit Dance Banner.

In 2000, Whitaker played the title role of a spiritual gangster in "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," directed by Jim Jarmusch. The film premiered at the 1999 Cannes Festival and screened at The 1999 Toronto Film Festival to critical acclaim. "Ghost Dog" was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature.

In 1988, Whitaker 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.

Whitaker earned widespread recognition for his performance as ‘Judy,' the hostage British soldier in Neil Jordan's Academy Award® winning film "The Crying Game." On television, Whitaker garnered a CableAce Award nomination for his performance in the Showtime original film "Last Light," directed by Kiefer Sutherland. He also starred in the HBO presentation "Criminal Justice," for which he earned a CableAce Award nomination, and "The Enemy Within," for which Whitaker received a Screen Actor's Guild Award® nomination.

Whitaker also executive produced Anne Rice's "Feast of All Saints" for Showtime. His other credits include "Witness Protection" for HBO, "Light It Up," "Phenomenon," opposite John Travolta, "Species," "Smoke," Robert Altman's "Ready to Wear, "Jason's Lyric," "Platoon," "Good Morning Vietnam," "Consenting Adults," "Stakeout," "The Color of Money," "Johnny Handsome," "Downtown," "Diary of a Hit Man," "Body Snatchers," "Vision Quest" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Whitaker made his feature film directing debut with the critically acclaimed, box-office hit "Waiting to Exhale" for Twentieth Century Fox, starring Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Lela Rochon and Loretta Devine. He first gained recognition as a director for his debut film, the 1993 HBO original "Strapped," for which he received "Best New Director" honors at the Toronto Film Festival. His last film was the Twentieth Century Fox film "Hope Floats," starring Sandra Bullock.

Whitaker's multimedia company, Spirit Dance Entertainment, includes film, television and music production. Spirit Dance Entertainment is both US based and UK based. Spirit Dance in London, SD4UK, w

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