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Forest Whitaker

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 64 films, with $2,299,022,094 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #718)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Cecil Gaines (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Frank Dotzler (Taken 3), Ira (Where the Wild Things Are), Howard Lewis (Vantage Point), Burnham (Panic Room)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Hope Floats (Director), Monte Carlo (Executive Producer), Dope (Producer), Fruitvale Station (Producer), Repentance (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Strong, Mariah Carey, Pamela Oas Williams

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an Actor(Unclassified)33$761,591,611$271,944,243$1,033,535,854
Leading13$251,721,426$174,850,493$426,571,919
Supporting9$427,451,124$312,680,188$740,131,312
Lead Ensemble Member4$33,498,755$39,306,091$72,804,846
Narrator3$16,601,719$0$16,601,719
(Unclassified)2$292,562$9,083,882$9,376,444
In Technical RolesProducer4$33,852,656$829,071$34,681,727
Director3$136,036,738$37,182,761$173,219,499
Executive Producer2$23,224,442$16,500,000$39,724,442
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2016 Story of Your Life   $0 $0 $0
7/24/2015 Southpaw Tick Willis  $31,675,168 $3,500,000 $35,175,168
6/19/2015 Dope The Narrator  $16,564,046 $0 $16,564,046
3/6/2015 Two Men in Town William Garnett  $0 $0 $0
1/9/2015 Taken 3 Frank Dotzler  $89,256,424 $238,400,000 $327,656,424
11/21/2014 Food Chains Narrator  $0 $0 $0
2/28/2014 Ernest et Celestine Ernest  $292,562 $9,083,882 $9,376,444
2/28/2014 Repentance Angel Sanchez  $1,189,612 $0 $1,189,612
12/4/2013 Out of the Furnace Chief Wesley Barnes  $11,330,849 $4,103,526 $15,434,375
11/27/2013 Black Nativity Reverend Cornell  $7,018,188 $266,947 $7,285,135
8/16/2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Cecil Gaines  $116,632,095 $60,393,403 $177,025,498
7/26/2013 Rising From Ashes Narrator  $37,673 $0 $37,673
4/23/2013 Pawn   $0 $0 $0
1/18/2013 The Last Stand Agent Bannister  $12,050,299 $36,280,458 $48,330,757
1/4/2013 A Dark Truth Francisco Francis  $5,750 $0 $5,750
9/7/2012 Na pude Teddy  $64,918 $0 $64,918
8/10/2012 Freelancers Lt. Detective Dennis Lurue  $0 $0 $0
12/9/2011 Catch .44 Ronny  $0 $0 $0
3/19/2010 Repo Men Jake  $13,794,835 $4,253,231 $18,048,066
3/12/2010 Our Family Wedding   $20,249,621 $1,155,265 $21,404,886
2/9/2010 Hurricane Season Al Collins  $0 $0 $0
10/16/2009 Where the Wild Things Are Ira  $77,233,467 $21,890,189 $99,123,656
8/4/2009 Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault  $0 $0 $0
5/26/2009 Powder Blue Charlie  $0 $0 $0
10/17/2008 Mary Ted Younger  $0 $0 $0
7/11/2008 Ripple Effect Philip  $14,059 $0 $14,059
4/11/2008 Street Kings Captain Jack Wander  $26,415,649 $39,039,144 $65,454,793
2/22/2008 Vantage Point Howard Lewis  $72,266,306 $78,620,023 $150,886,329
1/25/2008 The Air I Breathe Happiness  $25,775 $0 $25,775
12/25/2007 The Great Debaters James Farmer Sr.  $30,226,144 $35,149 $30,261,293
5/18/2007 Even Money Clyde Snow  $64,458 $0 $64,458
3/13/2007 A Little Trip to Heaven Abe Holt  $0 $0 $0
9/27/2006 The Last King of Scotland Idi Amin  $17,606,684 $31,548,687 $49,155,371
3/22/2006 American Gun Carter  $24,030 $0 $24,030
9/24/2004 First Daughter Narrator  $9,055,010 $1,364,074 $10,419,084
11/7/2003 American Storytellers Himself  $23,378 $0 $23,378
4/4/2003 Phone Booth Captain Ramey  $46,566,212 $51,270,926 $97,837,138
5/1/2002 Green Dragon Addie  $248,379 $0 $248,379
3/29/2002 Panic Room Burnham  $95,308,367 $101,000,000 $196,308,367
5/12/2000 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year… Ker  $21,471,685 $8,253,978 $29,725,663
3/3/2000 Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai Ghost Dog  $3,330,230 $2,700,000 $6,030,230
11/10/1999 Light It Up Officer Dante Jackson  $5,871,603 $0 $5,871,603
7/5/1996 Phenomenon Nate Pope  $104,632,573 $47,400,000 $152,032,573
7/7/1995 Species Dan Smithson  $60,000,401 $53,300,000 $113,300,401
6/9/1995 Smoke Cyrus Cole  $8,353,284 $5,500,000 $13,853,284
12/25/1994 Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco  $11,177,058 $8,506,015 $19,683,073
9/28/1994 Jason's Lyric Maddog  $20,680,473 $0 $20,680,473
7/1/1994 Blown Away Anthony Franklin  $30,133,002 $0 $30,133,002
1/14/1994 Body Snatchers Major Collins  $428,868 $0 $428,868
12/3/1993 Bank Robber Officer Battle  $115,842 $0 $115,842
11/25/1992 The Crying Game Jody  $61,587,055 $0 $61,587,055
10/16/1992 Consenting Adults David Duttonville  $21,591,728 $0 $21,591,728
3/13/1992 Article 99 Dr. Sid Handleman  $6,281,089 $0 $6,281,089
5/3/1991 A Rage in Harlem Jackson  $9,649,208 $0 $9,649,208
1/12/1990 Downtown Dennis Curren  $2,205,486 $0 $2,205,486
9/29/1989 Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher  $6,622,465 $0 $6,622,465
10/1/1988 Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker  $2,181,286 $0 $2,181,286
2/26/1988 Bloodsport Rawlins  $11,806,119 $0 $11,806,119
12/23/1987 Good Morning Vietnam Private 1st Class Edward Motesque Garlick  $121,650,966 $0 $121,650,966
8/5/1987 Stakeout Jack Pismo  $63,139,023 $0 $63,139,023
12/19/1986 Platoon Big Harold  $132,761,962 $0 $132,761,962
10/17/1986 The Color of Money Amos  $50,159,778 $0 $50,159,778
2/15/1985 Vision Quest Balldozer  $12,993,175 $0 $12,993,175
8/13/1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson  $27,092,880 $0 $27,092,880
Movies: 64Totals:$1,491,157,197$807,864,897$2,299,022,094
  Averages:$23,299,331$12,622,889$35,922,220
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2015 Songs My Brothers Taught Me Producer $0 $0 $0
6/19/2015 Dope Producer $16,564,046 $0 $16,564,046
2/28/2014 Repentance Producer $1,189,612 $0 $1,189,612
7/26/2013 Rising From Ashes Executive Producer $37,673 $0 $37,673
7/12/2013 Fruitvale Station Producer $16,098,998 $829,071 $16,928,069
7/1/2011 Monte Carlo Executive Producer $23,186,769 $16,500,000 $39,686,769
9/24/2004 First Daughter Director $9,055,010 $1,364,074 $10,419,084
5/29/1998 Hope Floats Director $60,033,780 $21,418,687 $81,452,467
12/22/1995 Waiting to Exhale Director $66,947,948 $14,400,000 $81,347,948
Movies: 9Totals:$193,113,836$54,511,832$247,625,668
  Averages:$21,457,093$6,056,870$27,513,963