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FOREST WHITAKER had an exceptional year in 2007. He amazed audiences with his portrayal of Idi Amin in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, for which he earned an Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, SAG Award™ and BAFTA Award, all in the leading actor category, and critics awards across the board. On the small screen, Whitaker earned an Emmy® nomination for his role on last season's "ER."

This year, Whitaker has appeared in the already released THE AIR I BREATHE and VANTAGE POINT and has wrapped filming on WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, WINGED CREATURES, POWDER BLUE and REPOSESSION MAMBO.

Forest's other credits include, AMERICAN GUN,  which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Clint Eastwood's BIRD, for which he was named Best Actor at The Cannes Film Festival as well as a Golden Globe Nomination, THE CRYING GAME, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH,  GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI, FOURTH ANGEL, PANIC ROOM and PHONE BOOTH, among many others. Whitaker has also made his mark behind the camera, beginning with his first directing endeavor of WAITING TO EXHALE. Since then, he has worked as the executive producer of GREEN DRAGON, producer of CHASING PAPI, director of FIRST DAUGHTER and HOPE FLOATS.

Whitaker lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.


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