WHAT THEY HAD
ROBERT FORSTER (Burt) is an Academy Award nominee and "grindhouse giant"
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,"
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
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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