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Robert Forster

  • Birthplace: Rochester, New York
  • Birthday: July 13
Date of passing: 
October 11, 2019

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Robert Forster was an American actor.

Born in Rochester, New York, Forster graduated from the University of Rochester and then moved to New York City. He worked on Broadway, where he caught the attention of director John Huston, who cast Forster in his first film, 1967’s Reflections in a Golden Eye (with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor). He then worked with director Haskell Wexler on Medium Cool, which became a cult classic due to its filming during the riots at the 1969 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

Robert Forster was an American actor.

Born in Rochester, New York, Forster graduated from the University of Rochester and then moved to New York City. He worked on Broadway, where he caught the attention of director John Huston, who cast Forster in his first film, 1967’s Reflections in a Golden Eye (with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor). He then worked with director Haskell Wexler on Medium Cool, which became a cult classic due to its filming during the riots at the 1969 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

Forster worked steadily in films and television throughout the 1970s and ‘80s; then, in 1997, Forster was cast as bail bondsman Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

More recently, Forster reprised his Breaking Bad role as Ed in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. He also recurred as Tim Allen’s father on the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing.

Forster died October 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. He was 78.

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