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Robert Forster

Robert Forster

b. 1941
Born: Rochester, NY, USA

Academy Award® Nominee Robert Forster has built a reputation for his solid work in films and television across a wide range of genres. Forster has appeared in more than 100 films, starting in 1967 with Reflections in a Golden Eye followed by Medium Cool, The Stalking Moon, Alligator, Vigilante (the Blu-ray release of which earned him the moniker “Grindhouse Giant” by The New York Times), The Black Hole and Stunts, and the TV series Banyon. For 13 years he played villains – starting with Delta Force (1985), ending with one of his all-time favorites, American Perfekt (1997). Since his Oscar-nominated role of Max Cherry in Jackie Brown (1997), his films include Olympus Has Fallen; Best Picture Nominee The Descendants; Middle Men; Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past; Thick As Thieves; Like Mike; Me, Myself & Irene; Firewall; Lakeboat and Diamond Men; and TV series Last Man Standing; Breaking Bad; Alcatraz; Heroes; Huff!; Karen Sisco and Fastlane.

Academy Award®-nominee Robert Forster, best known for his roles in Medium Cool (1969), Jackie Brown (1997), Heroes (2006-2011), The Decedents (2011) and Breaking Bad (2013), spends the week of October 27 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State as artist-in-residence.

Forster, who received his Oscar®-nomination for best supporting actor for his role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, will work with students from Buffalo State’s Theater Department, led by assistant professor Carlos Jones, working to develop a one-performance only One Man Show. Jeffrey Hirschberg, associate professor and director, Television and Film Arts at Buffalo State, will co-lead the effort.