Frederic Forrest

Frederic Forrest

Highest Rated: 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019)

Lowest Rated: 0% Implicated (1998)

Birthday: Dec 23, 1936

Birthplace: Waxahachie, Texas, USA

Frederic Forrest seemed destined for stardom earlier in his career, but circumstance has led him to become a well-respected supporting/character actor who only occasionally plays leads. Forrest began working professionally off-Broadway after studying acting under Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Forrest then worked in experimental theater with such groups as Tom O'Horgan's La Mama; it is with this troupe that he made his first film appearance in Futz (1969). He appeared in his first Hollywood feature as a young Indian in When the Legends Die (1972) after being spotted performing on the Los Angeles stage. His work earned him a Golden Globe for Best Newcomer and put him in demand with several big-name directors, most notably Francis Ford Coppola, who has provided Forrest with some of his best roles in films like The Conversation (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). Forrest was one of the first actors signed to a contract with Coppola's Zoetrope Studios. Forrest has once been nominated for an Oscar for playing Bette Midler's chauffeur/lover in The Rose (1979). In 1983, Forrest offered a memorable portrayal of detective novelist Dashiell Hammett in Hammett. Forrest has also done a lot of television work and has been particularly notable in such offerings as Lonesome Dove and Saigon, Year of the Cat. While primarily a supporting actor during the '80s, Forrest began playing character roles during the '90s in such films as The Two Jakes (1990), Falling Down (1993), and The Brave (1996).


Highest Rated Movies



100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Chef Hicks 2019
No Score Yet Brando Actor 2007
12% All The King's Men Willie's Father $7.3M 2006
No Score Yet Path to War Gen. Earl Wheeler 2002
No Score Yet The House Next Door Vernon Crank 2002
93% Apocalypse Now Redux Chef Hicks $2M 2001
No Score Yet Black Thunder Admiral Pendleton 2001
No Score Yet Militia William Fain 2000
No Score Yet Tierra Familiar Paulo Tredici 2000
No Score Yet The Spreading Ground Det. Michael McGivern 2000
13% Shadow Hours Sean 2000
No Score Yet Sweetwater: A True Rock Story Alex Del Zoppo (present day) 1999
No Score Yet Shadow Lake Actor 1999
No Score Yet Alone Carl 1998
No Score Yet Point Blank Mac Bradford 1998
75% Whatever Art Teacher 1998
No Score Yet The First 9 1/2 Weeks David Millman 1998
0% Implicated Det. Luddy 1998
29% The End of Violence MacDermot 1997
No Score Yet Boogie Boy Edsel Dundee 1997
No Score Yet Crash Dive Adm. Pendleton 1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone Actor 1997
33% The Brave Lou Sr. 1997
No Score Yet Andersonville Sgt. McSpadden 1996
No Score Yet One Night Stand (Before the Night) Joslyn 1995
88% Lassie Sam Garland 1994
33% Chasers Duane 1994
No Score Yet Against the Wall Lt. Weisbad 1994
No Score Yet Precious Victims Sheriff Frank Yocom 1993
No Score Yet Double Obsession Paul Harkness 1993
57% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma) Dr. Judd 1993
74% Falling Down Surplus Store Owner 1993
No Score Yet Hidden Fears Actor 1993
50% Rain Without Thunder Walker Point Warden 1992
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn Dashiell Hammett 1992
No Score Yet Twin Sisters Steve Delvaux 1992
No Score Yet The Habitation of Dragons Leonard 1992
100% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Actor 1991
68% The Two Jakes Chuck Newty 1990
No Score Yet Valentino Returns Sonny 1989
40% Cat Chaser Nolen Tyner 1989
72% Music Box Jack Burke 1989
No Score Yet Margaret Bourke-White Erskine Caldwell 1989
No Score Yet Gotham Actor 1988
83% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Eddie 1988
No Score Yet Little Girl Lost Actor 1988
No Score Yet Stacking Buster McGuire 1987
No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Capt. Richard Jenko 1987
No Score Yet The Deliberate Stranger Det. Bob Keppel 1986
33% Where Are the Children? Courtney Parrish 1986
No Score Yet Return Brian 1986
No Score Yet Right to Kill? Richard Jahnke Sr. 1985
No Score Yet Quo Vadis Actor 1985
No Score Yet Calamity Jane Wild Bill Hickock 1984
67% The Stone Boy Andy Jansen 1984
No Score Yet Secrets Bien Gardés Blaise Dietz 1984
No Score Yet Who Will Love My Children? Ivan Fray 1983
82% Valley Girl Steve Richman 1983
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Bob Chesneau 1983
50% One From the Heart Hank 1982
80% Hammett Hammett 1982
76% The Rose Huston Dyer 1979
98% Apocalypse Now Chef Hicks 1979
No Score Yet Ruby and Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald 1978
53% It Lives Again Eugene Scott 1978
77% The Missouri Breaks Cary 1976
No Score Yet Huckleberry Finn Actor 1975
98% The Conversation Mark 1974
No Score Yet The Dion Brothers (The Gravy Train) Actor 1974
No Score Yet Larry Larry Herman 1974
No Score Yet The Don Is Dead Tony Fargo 1973
No Score Yet When the Legends Die Tom Black Bull 1972


No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
Blue Duck 2019
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
Kenny 1998
No Score Yet Mystery!
Lomax 1991
No Score Yet 21 Jump Street
Capt. Richard Jenko 1987
No Score Yet American Playhouse


Chef says: So whaddya wanna do? I'll kill the fuck.

Chef says: This Colonel guy? He's wacko, man! He's worse than crazy. He's evil. It's fuckin' pagan idolatry. Look around you. Shit! He's loco... I ain't afraid of all them fuckin' skulls and altars and shit.

Chef says: I used to think if I died in an evil place, then my soul wouldn't be able to make it to heaven. But now, fuck. I don't care where it goes as long it ain't here.

Mark says: He'd kill us if he got the chance

Mark says: He'd kill us if he got the chance.

Chef says: Never get out of the boat...

Chef says: Never get out of the boat.