WorldCat Identities

Whitaker, Forest

Overview
Works: 513 works in 2,224 publications in 11 languages and 76,110 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Crime films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Historical films  History 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Producer, Host, Author, Contributor, Other, Artist, Film editor, Speaker, vac
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Forest Whitaker
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

56 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

48 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reignof terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970sto serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin'scalculated rise to power and he grows increasingly monstrous. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground forAmin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive. Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation
The great debaters by Denzel Washington( Visual )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson( Visual )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms
Where the wild things are by Oliver Knussen( Visual )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max has an active imagination and will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum and runs away from home when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
Panic room by David Fincher( Visual )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg and her daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

79 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend
Vantage point by Sigourney Weaver( Visual )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. president Ashton is in Salamanca, Spain to announce plans for a major global summit on terrorism. As he stands behind the podium in front of a loudly cheering crowd, he is shot twice. This is followed minutes later by a small explosion and then a massive blast. Secret Service agents Barnes, Taylor, and Holden immediately jump into action, trying to find the terrorists responsible amid all the chaos. First, the events are seen through the eyes of television news producer Rex Brooks. Then, the assassination attempt is replayed from seven different points of view. Each perspective reveals a few more clues
Hope floats by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birdie Pruitt has a life most people would envy. But when her cheating husband reveals his infidelity to her on a national TV talk show, her perfect life comes crashing down. Devastated, Birdie and her young daughter head home to the small town she left behind. As mother and daughter struggle to adjust to their new lives, Birdee slowly gains the strength to open her heart and find hope again
Taken 3 by Olivier Megaton( Visual )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered, must use his 'particular set of skills' to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now: his daughter
Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers
Southpaw by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, seemingly has it all: an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Wills, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers
Rogue One by Gareth Edwards( Visual )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Salishan languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by Jyn Erso, a daring fugitive, and Cassian Andor, a rebel spy, band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction
Bird by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

79 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of legendary jazz musician Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, directed and produced by jazz fan, Clint Eastwood. The film uses actual recordings by Parker with the backgrounds removed, and accompaniment by modern musicians attuned to the Yardbird's improvisations
The last stand by Chi-un Kim( Visual )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Ray Owens leaves his LAPD narcotics post to settle into a life fighting what little crime takes place in the sleepy border town known as Sommerton Junction. That peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez, a notorious drug kingpin, makes an escape from the FBI. Mayhem ensues
Phone booth by Larry Cohen( Visual )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stu Shepard, a self-centered New York City publicist, suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope when he picks up a ringing payphone and the man on the other end tells him that he's going to kill him if he hangs up
Out of the furnace( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Baz leads a dead-end life- he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast's most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother
Phenomenon by Jon Turteltaub( Visual )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple, small town garage mechanic who suddenly develops amazing mental abilities must face governmental investigation, scientific scrutiny, and ostracism by even his closest friends. But with the love and support of a young single mother, he is finally able to accept his lot in life
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.10 for Hope float ... to 0.99 for Women in F ...)

Where the wild things are
Alternative Names
Forest Vitaker

Forest Whitaker acteur américain

Forest Whitaker actor estadounidense

Forest Whitaker actor estatunidenc

Forest Whitaker aktor amerykański

Forest Whitaker ameerika näitleja

Forest Whitaker American actor

Forest Whitaker Amerikaans acteur

Forest Whitaker Amerikano nga aktor

Forest Whitaker attore statunitense

Forest Whitaker US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Produzent und Regisseur

Forest Whitaker yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Forests Vaitekers amerikāņu aktieris

Forests Vitakers

Whitaker, DeForest 1961-

Whitaker, Forest Steven 1961-

Φόρεστ Γουίτακερ Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, παραγωγός και σκηνοθέτης

Форест Витакер

Форест Вітакер

Форест Уитакер

Форест Уитакер Америйн жүжигчин, найруулагч

Форест Уитакър

Форэст Уітакер

Ֆորեսթ Ուիթակեր

פורסט ויטאקר

פורסט ויטאקר שחקן אמריקאי

فارست ویتاکر

فورست ويتكر

فورست ويتكر ممثل أمريكي

فورست ويتيكر

பொரஸ்ட் விடேகர்

ෆොරෙස්ට් විට්ටේක්‍ර්

ฟอเรสต์ วิตเทกเกอร์

ფორესტ უიტეკერი

포리스트 휘터커

フォレスト・ウィテカー

佛瑞斯·惠特克

福里斯特·惠特克

科力士·韋德加

Languages
Covers
Where the wild things arePanic roomVantage pointBirdContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community