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Oscar Award-Winning Actor, Producer & Director Known for "The Last King of Scotland" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

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 Forest Whitaker Biography

Forest Steven Whitaker III is an actor, producer and director who has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler and "Arrival*.

He has also appeared in blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Saw Gerrera and Black Panther as Zuri.

For his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, National Board of Review Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and various critics groups' awards for a lead acting performance.

Whitaker produced the 2013 film Fruitvale Station and played Cecil Gaines in that same year's Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Forest Whitaker has dedicated most of his time to extensive humanitarian work over the past decade. His social awareness has compelled him to seek ways of using the film medium as a means to raise peoples' consciousness. He produced the award-winning documentary Kassim the Dream, which tells the poignant story of a Ugandan child soldier turned world championship boxer, Rising From Ashes, which profiles Genocide survivors of the Rwandan war who have risen from wooden bicycles to competing in the Olympics, Serving Life, which focuses on hospice care for prisoners at Louisiana's Angola Prison, and the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning Brick City, which takes a look at inner-city life in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2007, Whitaker received the Cinema for Peace Award for his selfless and ongoing advocacy for child soldiers, as well as his work with inner-city youth. He was also awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2001. In 2008, he served as a member of the Urban Policy Committee and currently sits on the board of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). Whitaker serves as a Senior Research Scholar at Rutgers University and a Visiting Professor at Ringling College of Art and Design. In 2011, Whitaker was designated as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. In this role, he works towards global peacebuilding through anti-violent education, research, training and community building. In recognition of his commitment as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and for his outstanding contribution to the work of the Organization, Whitaker received in December 2012 the United Nations Correspondents Association Advocate of the Year Award. In 2013, Boston University's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center appointed Whitaker as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow.

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  • A Conversation With Forest Whitaker

    Actor, director, producer, humanitarian, and yes, even game developer. Forest Whitaker’s well rounded and diverse talents have made him one of the most respected and popular figures in the entertainment industry today. Passionate about giving back and making a difference, Whitaker shares insights from his successful and prolific career, and explores the larger issues that affect our world and what we can to have a positive impact.

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Forest Whitaker

Oscar Award-Winning Actor, Producer & Director Known for "The Last King of Scotland" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

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Forest Whitaker Biography

Forest Steven Whitaker III is an actor, producer and director who has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying Game, Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Great Debaters, The Butler and "Arrival*.

He has also appeared in blockbusters such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Saw Gerrera and Black Panther as Zuri.

For his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, National Board of Review Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and various critics groups' awards for a lead acting performance.

Whitaker produced the 2013 film Fruitvale Station and played Cecil Gaines in that same year's Lee Daniels' The Butler.

Forest Whitaker has dedicated most of his time to extensive humanitarian work over the past decade. His social awareness has compelled him to seek ways of using the film medium as a means to raise peoples' consciousness. He produced the award-winning documentary Kassim the Dream, which tells the poignant story of a Ugandan child soldier turned world championship boxer, Rising From Ashes, which profiles Genocide survivors of the Rwandan war who have risen from wooden bicycles to competing in the Olympics, Serving Life, which focuses on hospice care for prisoners at Louisiana's Angola Prison, and the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning Brick City, which takes a look at inner-city life in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2007, Whitaker received the Cinema for Peace Award for his selfless and ongoing advocacy for child soldiers, as well as his work with inner-city youth. He was also awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2001. In 2008, he served as a member of the Urban Policy Committee and currently sits on the board of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). Whitaker serves as a Senior Research Scholar at Rutgers University and a Visiting Professor at Ringling College of Art and Design. In 2011, Whitaker was designated as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. In this role, he works towards global peacebuilding through anti-violent education, research, training and community building. In recognition of his commitment as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and for his outstanding contribution to the work of the Organization, Whitaker received in December 2012 the United Nations Correspondents Association Advocate of the Year Award. In 2013, Boston University's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center appointed Whitaker as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow.

Forest Whitaker Videos

  • Forest Whitaker Speech At The 50th Anniversary of the March on ...
    Actor, director, and producer Forest Whitaker speaks at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial on the...
  • Forest Whitaker Interview 2013: Actor on 'Out of the Furnace ...
  • Forest Whitaker Accepting Oscar Award for Best Actor

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Forest Whitaker Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Forest Whitaker

    Actor, director, producer, humanitarian, and yes, even game developer. Forest Whitaker’s well rounded and diverse talents have made him one of the most respected and popular figures in the entertainment industry today. Passionate about giving back and making a difference, Whitaker shares insights from his successful and prolific career, and explores the larger issues that affect our world and what we can to have a positive impact.

FAQs on booking Forest Whitaker

  • How to book Forest Whitaker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Forest Whitaker for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Forest Whitaker, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Forest Whitaker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Forest Whitaker?

    Booking fees for Forest Whitaker, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Forest Whitaker, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Forest Whitaker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Forest Whitaker for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Forest Whitaker for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Forest Whitaker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Forest Whitaker or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Forest Whitaker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Forest Whitaker for your event is available upon request. Forest Whitaker generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Legend, Spike Lee, Viola Davis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tyler Perry. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Forest Whitaker for an upcoming event.

Forest Whitaker Speaker Videos

  • Forest Whitaker Speech At The 50th Anniversary of the March on ...
    Actor, director, and producer Forest Whitaker speaks at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
    Forest Whitaker Interview 2013: Actor on 'Out of the Furnace ...
  • Forest Whitaker Accepting Oscar Award for Best Actor
    The Butler Forest Whitaker Interview

Forest Whitaker Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation With Forest Whitaker

    Actor, director, producer, humanitarian, and yes, even game developer. Forest Whitaker’s well rounded and diverse talents have made him one of the most respected and popular figures in the entertainment industry today. Passionate about giving back and making a difference, Whitaker shares insights from his successful and prolific career, and explores the larger issues that affect our world and what we can to have a positive impact.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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