THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
FOREST WHITAKER is one of Hollywood's most accomplished actors/directors/producers who has
showcased his talents in a multitude of demanding and diverse roles.
Whitaker has garnered critical attention for his performance on "The Shieldâ€ť opposite Michael
Chiklis. In addition, he recently completed the suspense thriller VANTAGE POINT opposite Dennis Quaid
and Matthew Fox. His upcoming films include the 2008 release WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE for
director Spike Jonze. The film will be a mix of live-action, animation and puppetry and is an adaptation of
the Maurice Sendak classic children's book. He will also be seen in the upcoming ensemble THE AIR I
BREATHE with Kevin Bacon and Andy Garcia.
Whitaker also executive produced Anne Rice's FEAST OF ALL SAINTS for Showtime. His other
film credits include WITNESS PROTECTION for HBO, LIGHT IT UP, PHENOMENON, SPECIES,
SMOKE, 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
Whitaker made his feature-film directing debut with the critically acclaimed, box-office hit
WAITING TO EXHALE for Twentieth Century Fox. He first gained recognition as a director for his debut
film, the HBO original STRAPPED, for which he received "Best New Directorâ€ť honors at the Toronto Film
Festival. He also directed Twentieth Century Fox's film HOPE FLOATS, starring Sandra Bullock.
Whitaker served as executive producer on each of these films multi-platinum soundtracks which sold over
12 million copies collectively and earned a combined total of 14 Grammy nominations.
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