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Frederic Forrest

Lowest Rated:   0% Implicated (1998)
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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).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Brando
  • Actor
2007
11% 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
14% 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
67% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma)
  • Dr. Judd
1993
73% 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
75% Music Box
  • Jack Burke
1989
No Score Yet Margaret Bourke-White
  • Erskine Caldwell
1989
No Score Yet Gotham
  • Actor
1988
84% 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
No Score Yet 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
80% 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
83% Valley Girl
  • Steve Richman
1983
No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat
  • Bob Chesneau
1983
48% One From the Heart
  • Hank
1982
80% Hammett
  • Hammett
1982
86% The Rose
  • Huston Dyer
1979
98% Apocalypse Now
  • Chef Hicks
1979
No Score Yet Ruby and Oswald
  • Lee Harvey Oswald
1978
44% It Lives Again
  • Eugene Scott
1978
79% 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

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