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Frederic Forrest

Forrest made his film debut starring opposite Richard Widmark in When The Legends Die, and immediately received a Golden Nomination for Best Newcomer for his role as Indian rodeo star Tom Black Bull. He went on to play the killer in Coppola's The Conversation. This was followed by The Don is Dead with Anthony Quinn, The Dion Brothers, Permission to Kill and Missouri Breaks with Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. Following his sixteen months in the Philippines shooting APOCALYPSE NOW, Forrest returned to play Lee Harvey Oswald in the telefilm Ruby and Oswald.

Forrest next won the National Film Critic's Award for Best Supporting Actor and received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role opposite Bette Midler in The Rose. He starred in Wim Wenders' Hammett then joined up with Coppola again for his next two films: One From the Heart and Tucker: A Man and His Dream. Additional film credits include Falling Down with Michael Douglas, Stephen Frears' Saigon: Year of the Cat, The Two Jakes with Jack Nicholson, Abel Ferrara's Cat Chaser, Michael Lindsay-Hogg's The Habituation of Dragons, Who Will Love My Children, Huckleberry Finn, The Parade, Where Are The Children, Stacking, Lassie, One Night Stand, The Stone Boy with Robert Duvall, The Music Box with Jessica Lange and Calamity Jane in which he played Wild Bill Hickok.

On television, Forrest starred in the Italian mini-series Quo Vadis directed by Franco Rossi, in Citizen Cohn for HBO, in the mini-series Beryl Markham: Shadows of the Sun directed by Tony Richardson and in the Emmy Award-winning Lonesome Dove as Blue Duck. Other telefilms include John Frankenheimer's acclaimed Against the Wall for HBO. Most recently, Forrest co-starred in Frankenheimer's Emmy Award-winning Andersonville for TNT. He also appeared in the feature films The Brave with Johnny Depp, Michael Lindsay-Hogg's Alone, Wim Wenders' The End of Violence, Whatever, Crash Dive and Reasonable Force."

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Frederic Forrest Facts

BirthdayDecember 23, 1936 (86)
BirthplaceWaxahachie, Texas, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Frederic Forrest compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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