• Forest  Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker

    Born on July 15th, 1961

    From Longview, Texas

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Black Panther

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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Lee Daniels' The Butler

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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The Last King of Scotland

While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Won
Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2007)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Won
Actor in a Leading Role