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The Five Best Robert Forster Movies of His Career

Hollywood lost another popular and well-known face only a few days ago as Robert Forster passed away. The aging actor is well-known for a lot of different roles throughout his long career and it came as mild shock to many that he’d passed. Though not quite as prominent as some of the newer faces or even some of those that he’s worked with over the years, Robert was easily a solid and very dependable actor that could be counted on for a great deal of support in whatever movie or show he appeared in. In recent years he’d been part

The Five Best Robert Forster Movies of His Career
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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Pays Tribute To Robert Forster, “The Spencer Tracy Of His Generation”

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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Pays Tribute To Robert Forster, “The Spencer Tracy Of His Generation”
Seven years ago, Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan cast Robert Forster in an episode from the final batch of episodes of his AMC series as the laconic Ed, a man of many trades. The character popped, and years later, Gilligan brought him back in his El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. The film debuted on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday, the day Forster passed away at age 78.

After taking the weekend to process the actor’s death, Gilligan paid heartfelt tribute to Forster, recounting a touching personal story and comparing the talented performer to Spencer Tracy. Here is what Gilliagn had to say:

For seven years, I’ve had a letter opener on my bedside table. It’s a sort of Art Moderne steel teardrop, graceful yet substantial. Robert Forster gave it to me when we first met. He was in the habit of giving them
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Robert Forster obituary

Actor who received an Oscar nomination for his subtle performance in Tarantino’s Jackie Brown

With his kind, watchful eyes, rumpled face and personable manner, the actor Robert Forster, who has died aged 78 from brain cancer, was an unusual presence to find in a Quentin Tarantino film. But then Jackie Brown (1997), adapted from Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch, is not like other Tarantino movies. Rather than revelling in the offhand comic violence that made the director famous, this is a humane and tentative love story between two seen-it-all veterans of the last-chance saloon: Jackie, a money-smuggling flight attendant played by Pam Grier, and the sanguine, by-the-book bailbondsman Max Cherry, in whom Forster shows the flame of hope still flickering.

When Max first sees Jackie, a subtle shift in Forster’s eyes signals that something inside this man, who has previously been impossible to sway or impress, has suddenly been reignited.
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‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ Review: Dir. Vince Gilligan (2019)

This review contains Breaking Bad spoilers.

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For many, Breaking Bad is considered to be among the greatest television shows of all time. The series allowed Bryan Cranston to step out of his Malcolm-shaped-shadow, while also catapulting Aaron Paul into international stardom, and generating countless Emmy wins. Indeed, Walter White captured the cultural zeitgeist in a way that only residents of Winterfell have successfully recreated in the years since. Fans have been able to temporarily satisfy their craving for underhanded Albuquerque dealings, with the the criminally underrated Better Call Saul. However, it was the return of the eternal-underdog that is Jesse Pinkman that really got audiences excited.

Vince Gilligan returns to write and direct this final piece of Jesse’s story, as we discover what became of him after his enslavement as a meth cook in Breaking Bad‘s last season. The story picks up exactly where the finale left off after his heart-wrenching escape,
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Robert Forster 1941-2019

By all accounts, at least the ones I’ve heard, leading man/character actor Robert Forster, who passed away this weekend, was, despite his tough exterior, an unfailingly polite and exceedingly nice guy who betrayed not an ounce of Hollywood pretense and would engage with fans who approached him, on the street or at the movies he loved to attend, with sincerity, humor and, surely, patience. It’s a measure of just how much he meant to those of us who love movies that the social media outpouring of grief upon the announcement of his death, and the stories from those who were lucky enough to encounter him in the real world, was fairly overwhelming, especially for someone who was never a marquee player with the sort of worldwide stardom which demands an involuntary giving-over of a huge chunk of one’s life to an audience and media swarm who slavishly follow,
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Journeyman actor Robert Forster, Oscar-nominated for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dead at 78

Journeyman actor Robert Forster, Oscar-nominated for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dead at 78
Actor Robert Forster‘s first film, 1967’s “Reflections in a Golden Eye,” starred Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, who already were Hollywood legends. But he managed to make a splash on screen in the John Huston-directed dark-themed drama set in a 1940s U.S. Army post by playing a kinky soldier who enjoyed racing through the woods stark naked on top of a black stallion.

His final film, which opened on October 11 — the day he was dead from brain cancer at 78 — was “El Camino,” a spin-off of AMC’s crime series “Breaking Bad” released by Netflix, in which he reprised his role as Ed, a vacuum cleaner repairman who works undercover as a new identity expert who assists Bryan Cranston‘s Walter White. Cranston, who first met Forster when he worked as a special effects assistant on “Alligator” was among the many who paid tribute to his co-star:

I’m
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David Lynch Remembers Robert Forster As “Great Actor And Great Human Being”

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David Lynch Remembers Robert Forster As “Great Actor And Great Human Being”
In television, the TV series role Robert Forster is probably best known for is in starring turn in David Lynch’s 2017 Twin Peaks revival. It was 25 years in the making.

Oscar-nominated Forster, who died Friday at age 78, revealed in 2016 that Lynch had approached him to co-star in the original 1990 Twin Peaks series on ABC but he was tied up to a pilot and couldn’t do it. That pilot didn’t go, and Lynch later cast Forster in his 2001 movie Mulholland Drive as Detective McKnight.

A decade and a half later, Lynch invited Forster to work with him again in the new season of Twin Peaks he was doing for Showtime. Forster didn’t even ask what the role was before quickly saying yes. He was cast as Franklin “Frank” Truman, the sheriff of Twin Peaks and brother of Sheriff Harry S. Truman, played in the first two seasons by Michael Ontkean.
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Tim Allen Mourns Loss Of Former ‘Last Man Standing’ Co-Star Robert Forster

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Tim Allen Mourns Loss Of Former ‘Last Man Standing’ Co-Star Robert Forster
Tim Allen paid tribute Saturday to his former Last Man Standing co-star Robert Forster, who died Friday at age 78.

“So very sad at Robert’s passing, he was a gift to me personally and a emotional part of our show. Prayers and condolences to his beautiful wife and family,” Allen tweeted.

So very sad at Roberts passing, he was a gift to me personally and a emotional part of our show. Prayers and condolences to his beautiful wife and family.

— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) October 12, 2019

Nancy Travis, who plays Vanessa Baxter on the series, also remembered Forster on social media.

“A truly gifted actor and one of the loveliest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Rip Robert,” Travis wrote on Twitter Friday.

Forster passed away at his home in Los Angeles following a brief battle with brain cancer. He played Allen’s widower father, Bud Baxter, on
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Quentin Tarantino On Robert Forster: Casting Him In ‘Jackie Brown’ Was “One Of The Best Choices I Ever Made”

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Quentin Tarantino On Robert Forster: Casting Him In ‘Jackie Brown’ Was “One Of The Best Choices I Ever Made”
Director Quentin Tarantino, who directed Robert Forster in his Academy Award-nominated role of Max Cherry in Jackie Brown, remember the late actor today as a “straight shooter” and “good man.”

“Today the world is left with one less gentlemen,” said Tarantino. “One less square shooter. One less good man. One less wonderful father. One less marvelous actor. I remember all the breakfasts we had at silver spoons. All the stories. All the kind words. All the support. Casting Robert Forster in Jackie Brown was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life. I will miss you dearly my old friend.

“Bye bye Max. Bye bye Miles. Bye bye Bob. “

Tarantino’s statement was but the latest in an outpouring by Hollywood following the well-respected actor’s death on Friday from brain cancer.

Forster appeared in more than 100 films, including his latest, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,
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Quentin Tarantino Mourns Robert Forster: "One Less Square Shooter"

Quentin Tarantino Mourns Robert Forster:
Following the death of Jackie Brown actor Robert Forster on Friday, Quentin Tarantino released a statement about his friend and colleague.

"Today the world is left with one less gentlemen," wrote the director. "One less square shooter. One less good man. One less wonderful father. One less marvelous actor. I remember all the breakfasts we had at silver spoons. All the stories. All the kind words. All the support. Casting Robert Forster in Jackie Brown was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life."

Tarantino concluded his statement with, "I will miss ...
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Robert Forster’s ‘Greatest Role’ as Remembered by His Playwright and Friend

Robert Forster’s ‘Greatest Role’ as Remembered by His Playwright and Friend
Editor’s Note: American playwright and stage director Josh Ravetch is perhaps best known for co-creating and directing Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show “Wishful Drinking.” However, he directed the late Robert Forster, who died Friday night in Los Angeles at age 78, in his play “Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical” in 2017. Below, Ravetch remembers working with the actor, with whom he maintained a close relationship up until Forster’s death.

If you look him up on IMDb, he has 187 acting credits.

You may know him as Max Cherry from Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” I first knew him as a child in the 1970s series, “Banyon.”

But his greatest role isn’t listed on IMDb. He was first and foremost a remarkable father to his four children. Their profound love for him is impressive testimony to what kind of dad he was. He spent the last decade setting them up,
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Aaron Paul Pays Tribute to El Camino Costar Robert Forster After His Death: 'A Legend'

Aaron Paul Pays Tribute to El Camino Costar Robert Forster After His Death: 'A Legend'
Robert Forster‘s Breaking Bad and El Camino costars are paying tribute to the late actor.

Forster died in Los Angeles on Friday at the age of 78, after battling brain cancer. His death came the same day that one of his last projects, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, was released on Netflix. In the film, which is a spinoff of the Emmy-winning AMC series, Forster reprised his role as Ed Galbraith.

On Saturday, El Camino star Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad and the new movie, paid tribute to Forster on Twitter.

“I am heartbroken
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How Robert Forster Broke Out With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’ and Never Looked Back

How Robert Forster Broke Out With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’ and Never Looked Back
It is no surprise how many people are expressing grief at the death of Robert Forster from brain cancer at age 78. It was far too soon. He’s actually on screen now, in Vince Gilligan’s “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which hit both theaters and Netflix this weekend.

Anyone who met Forster knows what a kindly man he was, often handing out elegant silver letter openers to set visitors and new acquaintances; he gave me my second at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting the intimate family drama “What They Had.” He steals the movie and provides its emotional center as the tough but vulnerable patriarch doggedly hanging onto his wife (Blythe Danner) as she slips into Alzheimer’s.

Bryan Cranston described his “Alligator,” “Breaking Bad,” and “El Camino” costar Forster as a “lovely man and a consummate actor,” he tweeted. “I never
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How Robert Forster Broke Out With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’ and Never Looked Back

How Robert Forster Broke Out With Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Jackie Brown’ and Never Looked Back
It is no surprise how many people are expressing grief at the death of Robert Forster from brain cancer at age 78. It was far too soon. He’s actually on screen now, in Vince Gilligan’s “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which hit both theaters and Netflix this weekend.

Anyone who met Forster knows what a kindly man he was, often handing out elegant silver letter openers to set visitors and new acquaintances; he gave me my second at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting the intimate family drama “What They Had.” He steals the movie and provides its emotional center as the tough but vulnerable patriarch doggedly hanging onto his wife (Blythe Danner) as she slips into Alzheimer’s.

Bryan Cranston described his “Alligator,” “Breaking Bad,” and “El Camino” costar Forster as a “lovely man and a consummate actor,” he tweeted. “I never
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Film News: Character Actor Robert Forster Dies at 78

Los Angeles – The unforgettable actor Robert Forster had one of the most celebrated of “second acts” in show biz history, but he would humbly characterize himself as a “working actor,” performing in film and TV for over 50 years. Forster passed away on October 11th, 2019, in Los Angeles. He was 78 years old.

Robert Wallace Forster Jr. was born in Rochester, New York, and graduated from the University of Rochester in the mid-1960s. His father had done time as an elephant trainer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses, so the show business coursing through his blood changed his ambitions from the legal profession to acting. After making his Broadway debut in 1965 with “Mrs. Dolly,” the rave reviews got him a screen test at 20th Century Fox, and he was one of the last put under contract by old school studio chief Darryl Zanuck.

Robert Forster at the 54th Chicago
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Robert Forster Remembered in Hollywood as ‘Uncommonly Kind’ and ‘a True Gentleman’

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Robert Forster Remembered in Hollywood as ‘Uncommonly Kind’ and ‘a True Gentleman’
Celebrity fans and friends of Robert Forster came out in droves to pay tribute to the “Jackie Brown” and “Twin Peaks” actor, who died Friday from brain cancer.

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who directed Forster in his Academy Award-nominated role as bail bondsman Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” released a statement, saying casting him in that film “was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life.”

“Today the world is left with one less gentlemen,” Tarantino’s statement reads. “One less square shooter. One less good man. One less wonderful father. One less marvelous actor. I remember all the breakfasts we had at silver spoons. All the stories. All the kind words. All the support. Casting Robert Forster in Jackie Brown was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life. I will miss you dearly my old friend. Bye bye Max. Bye bye Miles.
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Robert Forster Remembered by Breaking Bad & El Camino Co-Stars

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Robert Forster Remembered by Breaking Bad & El Camino Co-Stars
Robert Forster sadly passed away and his friends and colleagues are paying tribute. He was 78-years old. The Jackie Brown and, most recently, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, star died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. Forster suffered through a brief battle with brain cancer. The actor has two more projects on the way, including Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and Werewolf. Forster gained a cult status over the years and Quentin Tarantino helped bring him back to the public consciousness with 1997's Jackie Brown.

After working with Quentin Tarantino on Jackie Brown, Robert Forster's career started to take hold again. The actor soon found himself in high demand and landed a gig in Vince Gilligan's hit AMC series Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston took some time out of his day to celebrate the life of Forster. He had this to say.

"A lovely man and a consummate actor.
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News Brief: Training Day Prequel Film, Maniac Cop TV Series, Robert Forster Has Died at 78, & More

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Aaron Paul Remembers ‘El Camino’ Co-Star Robert Forster

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Aaron Paul Remembers ‘El Camino’ Co-Star Robert Forster
Actor Robert Forster died on Friday, the day his latest film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, was released on Netflix and in select theaters. In Vince Gilligan’s sequel to Breaking Bad, Forster reprised a memorable character he’d introduced in a guest stint during the original series’ fifth season.

In an emotional tribute posted on Saturday, El Camino and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul remembered the Oscar nominated actor who died from brain cancer at age 78.

I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Robert Forster. My god. I had the privilege of knowing this beautiful man and working along side of him. A true gentleman that loved to act. I love you my friend. Thank you for loving me. You are and always will be a legend.
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Robert Forster, Oscar Nominee, Dead At 78

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Forster in Tarantino's "Jackie Brown".

By Lee Pfeiffer

Actor Robert Forster has passed away from brain cancer at age 78. Forster enjoyed a long career that included many major feature films as well appearances on popular television shows. He made his feature film debut in director John Huston's 1967 pyscho-sexual drama "Reflections in a Golden Eye". In the film, Forster played a hunky U.S. Army private with a penchant for taking nude nighttime horseback rides, a scenario that obsesses a secretly gay officer played by Marlon Brando. He would soon land a plum supporting role opposite Gregory Peck in the 1969 western thriller "The Stalking Moon". That same year, Forster had a rare leading role in director Haskell Wexler's controversial and acclaimed counter-culture drama "Medium Cool" that chronicled the riots at the `1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Stardom didn't follow, however, and Forster soon found himself laboring in supporting roles in mostly forgettable films.
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