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Whitaker, Forest

Works: 504 works in 1,452 publications in 9 languages and 52,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Melodrama  Fiction  Musical films  Biographical films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Narrator, Performer, Producer, Host, Composer, Interviewee, Artist, Other, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Forest Whitaker
The last king of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald ( Visual )
48 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s. He gains Amin's trust and becomes his personal physician. Garrigan's perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power. Amin is both charismatic and horribly destructive. Garrigan's dream life becomes a walking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape
The great debaters ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,485 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. Inspired by a true story
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who 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 when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. 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
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,394 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!"--Container
The crying game by Neil Jordan ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend
Panic room by David Fincher ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,785 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
Hope floats by Sandra Bullock ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a very sloppy and painful divorce, a woman who comes back to her home town in Smithville Texas with her daughter, has to deal with the people in her town
Vantage point ( Visual )
16 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 1,696 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
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers. Savannah Jackson moves from Denver to Phoenix, the home of her best friend, Bernadine, intent on becoming a successful TV producer and snagging Mr. Right. Bernadine learns that her husband is leaving her for his younger, white bookkeeper. Their highly successful, sexually adventurous friend, Robin Stokes, cannot stay away from attractive men who lie and cheat. Gloria Johnson does not seek solace in men but finds it in food, her trendy hair salon and her precocious but difficult son, Tarik. Tarik is growing up and Gloria is about to set out into the world again. In one year, they weather these challenges under an umbrella of friendship
Lee Daniels' the butler ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,445 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
Bird by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of legendary jazz musician Charlie "Yardbird" Parker
Phenomenon by Jon Turteltaub ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,251 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
Phone booth by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,220 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
Everyone's hero ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving is always the last one picked for sandlot baseball games. But when Babe Ruth's prized bat is stolen during the 1932 World Series, Yankee steps up to the plate to help retrieve it for his beloved idol. He embarks on a wild cross-country journey that teaches him the stuff of real heroes, and along the way, Yankee learns that importance of perseverance and the true meaning of friendship
The last stand ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,101 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
First daughter ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samantha Mackenzie is a sheltered young woman who has everything she could possibly wish for and lives in a beautiful white house. The White House, that is. Samantha just wants a normal college experience away from the influence of her parents. Only trouble is, her dad is the President of the United States. Nothing will stop her, so, under Secret Service surveillance and the nonstop glare of the media, Samantha meets and falls for a handsome college student who has a secret existence of his own
Our family wedding ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When college students Marcus and Lucia make a surprise engagement announcement, their feuding fathers threaten to turn a dream wedding into a battle royal. Throw in eccentric relatives and clashing cultures, and you've got a recipe for laugh-out-loud lunacy and nonstop fun!
Street kings ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. He teams up with a young detective to track down Washington's killers, who track down the murderers and bring them to justice
Ghost dog the way of the samurai by Jim Jarmusch ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster pic in which Forest Whitaker plays a professional killer who goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the Samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the Samurai
Fruitvale Station ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 917 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
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Alternative Names
Whitaker, DeForest 1961-
Whitaker, Forest Steven, 1961-
English (406)
German (32)
Spanish (17)
French (15)
Multiple languages (6)
Italian (2)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)