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ROBERT FORSTER (Burt) is an Academy Award nominee and "grindhouse giant" (according to The New York Times) who is internationally known for his solid work in movies from the top to the bottom of the business. Forster's Oscar-nominated role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown marked the beginning of what he calls the third act of a career spanning five decades.

Forster has appeared in over 100 films. The old ones, starting in 1966, include Reflections in a Golden Eye, Medium Cool, The Stalking Moon, Alligator, Vigilante, The Black Hole and Stunts. Then for 13 years he played villains, starting with The Delta Force (1985) and ending with one of his all-time favorites, American Perfekt (1997). Forster's more recent credits include London Has Fallen, Automata, Survivor, Olympus Has Fallen, The Descendants, Middle Men, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Thick as Thieves, Like Mike, Me, Myself & Irene, Firewall, Lakeboat and Diamond Men. His notable TV work includes the new "Twin Peaks," "Backstrom," "Last Man Standing," "Breaking Bad," "Intruders," "Alcatraz," "Heroes," "Huff!," "Karen Sisco" and "Fastlane."

Forster's roots in the theater date back to his Broadway debut in the 1965 two-character play "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover." Since then Forster has worked on and Off Broadway and on tour in classics such as "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Glass Menagerie," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "In the Moonlight Eddie" and "Chasing Mem'ries." Among Forster's favorite roles is that of Ronald Reagan in the one-man show "The Lifeguard," portions of which he was able to perform at the Geffen Theater for former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

In addition to his work in film, television and theater, Forster records audio books such as the bestseller Hit Man and Elmore Leonard's Mr. Paradise. He also delivers his speaking program, INTERACTING, to a variety of groups from acting classes to graduating classes, baggage handlers to CEOs and even white-collar criminals in a detention facility. INTERACTING is like a stand-up act with a "menu" of positive stories instead of jokes... and a few jokes, too. The stories are the lessons of his life and guiding principles such as respect, responsibility, parenting (even without children), excellence and raising any job to the level of an art form.


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