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RIP Robert Forster

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Adam Lenhardt, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    It's hard to know where to begin for this great actor. His career started in 1967, acting alongside Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor in John Huston's Reflections in a Golden Eye. His final performance debuted today in both theaters and on Netflix: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

    He was one of the best supporting actors in the business. There's too many great roles to name. A few that particularly stood out to me personally: Max Cherry, the bail bondsman in Jackie Brown; the title character's father in another Elmore Leonard adaptation, " Karen Sisco"; George Clooney's father-in-law, whose placid surface masks the fury simmering just underneath, in The Descendants; and Frank Truman, brother of Harry Truman, on the recent revival of "Twin Peaks".

    The cause of death was brain cancer.
     
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    Very sad news. Always liked Robert Forster in everything I've seen him in, just a rock-solid presence. Remember him also in such genre fare as Goliath Awaits and Alligator. Great that he had a late career resurgence thanks to Quentin Tarantino casting him in Jackie Brown.
     
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    R.I.P. :(
     
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    I loved Forster in Jackie Brown. He also played Tim Allen's father in the TV comedy Last Man Standing.

    RIP.
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Anyone who knew his work respected him for it.
     
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    Fantastic actor.
     
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    Robert Forster was a great actor, and I'm sorry to hear of his passing.
     
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    It's interesting timing given that his big Sci-Fi epic THE BLACK HOLE was recently released by Disney onto Blu-ray.
     
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    I always liked Robert Forster, especially in Diamond Men.
     
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    Really sad to hear this, one of my favorite actors. Grew up with him watching the Black Hole and was glad he got a career resurgence in Jackie Brown.
     
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    His performance in Jackie Brown is one of the all-time greats. Such a powerful presence in the most understated way. He was a true master in the less-is-more method of acting. He will be missed and remembered.
     
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    I first took notice of Forster in the TV series "Banyon" back in the early 70's.
     
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    The object of Taylor's and Brando's lust as he rides bareback and buck naked in Reflections: what a debut!
    And of course, Jackie Brown, T's best film!
    RIP.
     

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