Basic Information About Robert Forster
|Full Name||Robert Forster|
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor|
|Date of birth||1941-07-13|
|Place of birth||Rochester|
|Date of death||2019-10-11 (aged 78)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Education||University of Rochester ( Bachelor of Arts in History)|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Deep drawling voice|
Frequently cast as law enforcement officers and military leaders ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "Me, Myself & Irene"; "Mulholland Drive", etc.)
|Father||Robert Wallace Foster Sr.|
|Mother||Grace Dorothy (née Montanarella)|
|Kids||Four (daughters: Elizabeth, Kathrine "Kate", and Maeghen; son: Robert III)|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ Imdb|
What Movie Awards did Robert Forster win?
Robert Forster awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Fright Meter Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Wolf of Snow Hollow||2020|
|Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||Jackie Brown||1998|
|CFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Nominee||Jackie Brown||1998|
|KCFCC Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||Jackie Brown||1997|
Robert Forster roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Olympus Has Fallen||General Edward Clegg|
|London Has Fallen||General Edward Clegg|
|The Wolf of Snow Hollow||Sheriff Hadley|
|Mulholland Dr.||Detective McKnight|
|Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle||Roger Wixon|
|El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie||Ed|
|Jackie Brown||Max Cherry|
|The Descendants||Scott Thorson|
|Me, Myself & Irene||Colonel Partington|
|The Black Hole||Captain Dan Holland|
|Lucky Number Slevin||Murphy|
|The Delta Force||Abdul|
|Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Sergeant Volkom|
|Middle Men||Louie LA LA|
|Like Mike||Coach Wagner|
|Acts of Vengeance||Chuck|
|The Case for Christ||Walt Strobel|
|Thick as Thieves||Lt. Weber|
|Breaking Bad||Ed 1 episode, 2013|
|Better Call Saul||Ed 1 episode, 2020|
|Numb3rs||Agent Thomas Larson 1 episode, 2006|
|Twin Peaks||Sheriff Frank Truman 10 episodes, 2017|
|The Simpsons||Lucky Jim 1 episode, 2008|
|Heroes||Arthur Petrelli 9 episodes, 2007-2008|
|Godzilla: The Series||Jack Chapman / ... 1 episode, 2000|
|I'm Dying Up Here||Guy Appuzzo 1 episode, 2017|
|Army Wives||General Grayson 1 episode, 2007|
|Backstrom||Sheriff Blue Backstrom 2 episodes, 2015|
|Last Man Standing||Bud Baxter 10 episodes, 2012-2018|
|Desperate Housewives||Nick Delfino 1 episode, 2007|
|CSI: NY||Joe Vincent 1 episode, 2011|
|Murder, She Wrote||Frank Roussel / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1995|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Jack Kurtzman 4 episodes, 2014-2015|
|Transformers Prime||General Bryce 1 episode, 2012|
|The Eric Andre Show||Self 1 episode, 2012|
|Alcatraz||Ray Archer 4 episodes, 2012|
|Intruders||Frank Shepherd 2 episodes, 2014|
|Tales from the Darkside||Garry Cooley 1 episode, 1987|
|Divorce||Donald 2 episodes, 2016|
|Goliath Awaits||Cmdr. Jeff Selkirk 2 episodes, 1981|
Robert Forster's Quotes
- [about luck in the movie business] I'm not sure how a guy wins or loses in this business, but somebody's got to come along and make you lucky. You can't do it yourself.
- [about his character in Jackie Brown (1997)] This is the great noir hero. If Humphrey Bogart or Robert Mitchum were around today, they'd be playing that role.
- [about the rules to succeed in Hollywood] Step #1 is you've got to have a good attitude, Step # 2 is accept all things, deliver excellence to whatever is offered, give it your best shot. And rule #3 is never quit. It's not over 'til it's over.
- [about Quentin Tarantino and his relationship with the cast] This guy is very smart, and he's great to his actors. He wants them to be great. He keeps the stuff fresh. When he gave me the script [for Jackie Brown (1997)] he knew I hadn't had a big part like this in 25 years and he said, "Here, read this, and don't put any pressure on yourself. Just prepare the way you normally prepare." And I said, "Oh, what a liberating thing." This guy is totally secure. He doesn't seem to be worried about anything. He's as good a guy as I have ever worked with. He screened movies once a week for his crew. One of them was American Perfekt (1997), a recent indie film I did. The last week of production he threatened to screen it for the crew and I said to him, "Listen, there's a tiny bit of 'adult content' in this, so I don't want to hear any catcalls. I don't know if this is the right thing to screen." He got on the walkie-talkie and said, "Hey, anybody who wants to see Forster naked come on in!"
- [about his comeback and the comparison with John Travolta's career turn in Pulp Fiction (1994)] If I get 10% of John Travolta's bounce, I will be thrilled.
Robert Forster Net Worth and Career Details
Robert Forster had a star-studded career that spanned over several decades, leaving behind impeccable work and memories that moviegoers will cherish for years to come. Outside his indisputable achievements, Robert Forster had a fulfilling life, putting all his best in his work while enjoying his lavish lifestyle accrued through the decades. At the time of his death, Robert Forster’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.
What is Robert Forster known for?
Notably known for his role as Max Cherry in the Quentin Tarantino hit film, ‘Jackie Brown,’ Robert Forster seized every opportunity thrown his way to build an impressive career in Hollywood. Before his stint as Max Cherry, Robert was already a budding actor who had been involved in several student performances such as “Bye Bye Birdie” while still at the University of Rochester.
Early life and education
Robert Forster was born on July 13, 1941, in Rochester, New York, and grew up in a family of four with his parents looking to investigate investment opportunities. Throughout his childhood, Robert had a natural flair for acting and always admired Roy Rogers, one of the top pioneers of western film.
After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the University of Rochester, where he continued to develop his talent and passion for acting. Forster’s breakthrough would come after starring in the student play “Bye Bye Birdie,” eventually opening up several opportunities in the TV and movie industry.
In 1967, Forster made his debut appearance in John Huston’s movie, “Reflections in Golden Eye,” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.
After his excellent performance in “Reflections in Golden Eye,” Robert Forster sealed a spot in Hollywood’s actors’ league, with the coming years seeing him star in several other films and TV series. He notably starred in movies such as “Alligator” and “Vigilante” in the ’80s.
In 1997, Forster starred in “Jackie Brown,” receiving Academy Award nomination nods for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Between 2012 and 2014, Forster notably featured on “Last Man Standing,” playing the character, Bud Baxter.
The Hollywood world lost a great talent on October 11, 2019, when Robert passed away at the age of 78. Fans all around the world mourned his demise, with a large outpour of emotional tributes flooding social media for weeks.
Robert Forster received numerous accolades in his illustrious acting career, with many of his performances thrilling movie fanatics from all over the world. In 2012, the Screen Actors Guild nominated Robert Forster for his outstanding portrayal of the character Bud on Last Man Standing, firmly cementing his reputation as a celebrated actor in Hollywood.
Although he might have passed on, Robert Forster’s movies and performances continue to live on, constantly captivating movie enthusiasts every day anew. His vast achievements are groundbreaking, especially noting his role in one of the best hits ever produced by Hollywood Magnate Quentin Tarantino.
In conclusion, Robert is one of the few actors who will be uniquely remembered for his vast contribution to Hollywood and dedication to his art with an impressive net worth that continues to inspire many people.
Interesting Facts about Robert Forster
- Father of three daughters, with June Forster, Elizabeth (born 1967) Kate Forster (born 1969) and Maeghen (born 1972).
- Attended University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Majored in psychology.
- Once worked as a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.
- Tested for a part in True Romance (1993), directed by Tony Scott, but Christopher Walken eventually got the role.
- Appeared with former NFL star/actor Fred Williamson in four films: Night Vision (1997), Original Gangstas (1996), South Beach (1993), and Vigilante (1982).
- The role of Jake Nyman in American Perfekt (1997) was written specifically for him by British director and close friend, Paul Chart. The film was officially selected for the 50th Anniversary Cannes Film Festival.
- Has a son, Robert Wallace Foster III (born 1965), with an ex-girlfriend named Marlene.
- Was considered for the role of Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
- Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin. 
- Was of English, Irish and Italian descent.
- His third wife (and widow), Evie, was 38 years his junior.
- Member of the Triple Nine Society, a high-IQ organization for persons whose IQ is in the 99.9th percentile.
- He and Pam Grier notably co-starred in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), but that was actually the second time that they had appeared together in a movie. The first was Larry Cohen's Original Gangstas (1996) the previous year.
- Played two characters who had to describe another character with multiple personalities. He played Dr. Simon in Psycho (1998) who had to diagnose Norman Bates with multiple personality, and in Me, Myself & Irene (2000) he played Col. Partington, who had to describe how Charlie had multiple personalities.
- His last film role, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019), was released on the day of his death.
- Has four grandchildren.
- He has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Medium Cool (1969).
- As of his death in 2019, he appeared in one film nominated for Best Picture Oscar: The Descendants (2011).
Additional information of Robert Forster
|Best Match for Marriage||Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio|
|Divorce||June (née Provenzano)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Size||42-38-35 inches|