The calmly charismatic actor left behind a wealth of credits, including his latest, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which was just released on Netflix. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! RIP Bob. They were both great. He featured more prominently in Lynch’s acclaimed third series of Twin Peaks (2017) as a sheriff who greets each outlandish turn of the plot with equanimity. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. And I got stuck in bad guys for 13 years. pic.twitter.com/HtunD0Fx6g, — Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 12, 2019. He is survived by his partner, Denise Grayson, as well as four children: a son, Robert Jr, from an early relationship, and three daughters, Elizabeth, Maeghen and Kate, from two marriages, both of which ended in divorce. He was recently seen as a man whose wife is suffering from dementia in What They Had (2018), and in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019), a Netflix spin-off of the TV series Breaking Bad in which he had previously played “the Disappearer,” a vacuum cleaner salesman moonlighting as a supplier of new identities. He had enjoyed one spell of success three decades earlier when he made his screen debut as a disturbed and taciturn army private caught up in the psychodrama between his superior (Marlon Brando) and that man’s promiscuous wife (Elizabeth Taylor) in John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967). Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. All rights reserved. Forster passed away in Los Angeles on Friday surrounded by his family, his long-time publicist Kathie Berlin told CNN. He starred with Dirk Bogarde and Anouk Aimée in the ill-fated drama Justine (1969), which changed directors midway through production, then played an avant-garde film-maker in Cover Me Babe and a tormented priest in Pieces of Dreams (both 1970). Robert Forster with Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Reflections in a Golden Eye, 1967. He got a degree in psychology from the University of Rochester, where he had already decided in his sophomore year to become an actor. Robert Forster, right, with, from left, Shailene Woodley, George Clooney and Barbara Southern, in The Descendants, 2011. Forster played a cameraman who becomes politicised when his footage is used in the FBI’s crackdown on anti-war protesters. His performance was informed by his own proximity to Max’s circumstances: prior to being cast by Tarantino, he was no stranger to the last-chance saloon himself. Movies were always better for having him. 78-year-old Robert Forster died this past Friday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with brain cancer. Aside from the shoddy but charming The Black Hole (1979), a transparent attempt by Disney to cash in on the Star Wars craze, the rest of his pre-Tarantino years were dominated by exploitation fare. After he graduated from the University of Rochester, he moved to New York City, where he made his Broadway debut. Soon after this, Forster told the New York Times in 1972, his mother killed herself by self-immolation when he received his draft notice to serve in Vietnam. Tarantino also chimed in, via Deadline, to say: “Today the world is left with one less gentlemen. I will miss you dearly my old friend.”, I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. By Rebekah Riess and Christina Walker, CNN. Details of his memorial service have not yet been announced, Berlin said. His career nosedived soon after, and by the time Tarantino came calling (the pair had met initially when the actor auditioned unsuccessfully for Tarantino’s 1992 debut, Reservoir Dogs) it was in the doldrums. He followed this with several years of impressive work, most notably the western The Stalking Moon (1968), alongside Gregory Peck, and Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool (1969), an expert blend of drama and documentary that included scenes shot amid the protests and rioting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. His prospects picked up after his Oscar nomination. 13 lipca 1941 w Rochester, zm. I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB. Robert Forster - Zanim trafił do kina studiował psychologię na Uniwersytecie w Rochester, … Robert Forster in “Twin Peaks: The Return”. Robert Forster was born in Rochester, New York on July 13, 1941. Robert Forster and Sondra Locke in Cover Me Babe, 1970. Following a beautiful young woman (who later became his first wife) into an audition, he had ended up being cast in the chorus. “I took any job I could get.” Jackie Brown rescued Forster from obscurity and brought him his only Oscar nomination. Robert Wallace Foster Jr. (July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019), known professionally as … Forster’s wiry, insolent good looks and coiled stillness would always have set him apart, but it did not hurt that he was shown riding a horse naked, bareback in both senses of the word, as Brando and Taylor looked on admiringly. One less good man. His acting career spanned more than five decades, and he was best known for his roles in "Reflections in a Golden Eye" and "Medium Cool." Forster's performance in "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover" landed him a role in his first film -- "Reflections in a Golden Eye," with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in 1967.
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