Friday, 15 July 2011

Forest Whitaker

Happy Birthday to

Forest Whitaker

50 today

Do you reckon Forest is raising his eyes skyward because he is disappointed or relieved that My Own Love Song - the Renee Zellweger vehicle he performed in last year - hasn't made it to the UK yet? Frankly it's looking less and less likely that it will. The sad thing is in the 5 years sine winning an oscar nonearly all of his films has been disappointing (excluding Where the Wild Things are, obviously) and there's nothing coming up either.


TomS said...

I still have not been motivated enough to see "Last King of Scotland"...Oscar notwithstanding. Is it truly worth it? Does Whitaker reveal more as the film goes on, or can I stop watching after 10 minutes or so?

Runs Like A Gay said...

I'd watch it if it's on but wouldn't go out of my way for it, but if you are going to watch it you should see the whole thing not just Whitaker's performance, if only to understand the historical significance.

Whitaker is good but it's hardly ground breaking and his curve is just watching him get more and more insane.