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ROBERT FORSTER


Academy Award® Nominee and “Grindhouse Giant” (according to the NY Times) Robert Forster is known for his solid work in films from the top to the bottom of the business.  Robert’s Oscar-nominated role of ‘Max Cherry’ in Quentin Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN marked the beginning of what he calls the ‘third act’ of his career -- now spanning over five decades.


Robert 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 Blu-ray release of which earned him the moniker “Grindhouse Giant”), THE BLACK HOLE and STUNTS, and the TV series BANYON.  Then for 13 years he played villains – starting with DELTA FORCE (1985), ending with one of his all-time favorites, AMERICAN PERFEKT (1997).


Since his Oscar-nominated role of Max Cherry in JACKIE BROWN (1997) his films include upcoming AUTOMATA and SURVIVOR; OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN; Best Picture Nominee, THE DESCENDANTS; MIDDLE MEN; GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST; THICK AS THIEVES; LIKE MIKE; ME, MYSELF & IRENE; FIREWALL; LAKEBOAT and DIAMOND MEN; and TV series including upcoming BACKSTROM; LAST MAN STANDING; BREAKING BAD; INTRUDERS; ALCATRAZ; HEROES; HUFF!; KAREN SISCO and FASTLANE.


In addition to his work in film, television and theater, Robert records audio books, including the best-seller "Hit Man," and Elmore Leonard's "Mr. Paradise," and delivers his speaking program, INTERACTING, to a variety of groups – from acting classes to graduating classes; baggage handlers to CEOs; and once (he’s pleased to report) to a group of white-collar criminals in a detention facility. He developed this program during the self-termed "sliding second act" of his career. 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 outline several guiding principles -- respect, responsibility, parenting and raising any job to the level of an art form.