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Oscar-Nominee Robert Forster

Oscar-Nominee Robert Forster

Academy Award Nominee Robert Forster to be artist-in-residence at the Burchfield Penney

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Academy Award®-nominee Robert Forster, best known for his roles in Medium Cool (1969), Jackie Brown (1997), Heroes (2006-2011), The Decendents (2011) and Breaking Bad (2013), will spend 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.

Forster’s residency will begin with A Conversation with Robert Forster, a riveting hour of insider movie and theater talk, at the Burchfield Penney’s Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium, on Monday, October 28 at 7:30pm. Admission is free for students and $10 for the general public.

The actor will share the work of his residency in a one performance-only production, The One Man Show, on Saturday, November 2 at 8pm. The show, open only to members of the Burchfield Penney and students, faculty and staff of Buffalo State, is an interpretation of a renowned American cultural icon, presented with the assistance of students from Buffalo State’s Theater Department. Tickets are free for Buffalo State students and $10 Burchfield Penney members/Buffalo State faculty and staff.

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.