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Whitaker, Forest

Works: 558 works in 1,647 publications in 7 languages and 60,029 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Melodrama  Fiction  Musical films  Biographical films  Folklore 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Director, Performer, Producer, Host, Author, Composer, Other, Interviewee, Artist, Contributor, vac, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Forest Whitaker
Publications by Forest Whitaker
Most widely held works by Forest Whitaker
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( visu )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,699 libraries worldwide
Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson( visu )
43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,627 libraries worldwide
"Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms!"--Container
The great debaters ( visu )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,598 libraries worldwide
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak( visu )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,570 libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
The butler ( visu )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,080 libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
The crying game by Neil Jordan( visu )
67 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend
Panic room by David Fincher( visu )
38 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg and her daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it
Hope floats by Sandra Bullock( visu )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
Birdee Pruitt has a life most people would envy until confronted by her husband's infidelity. She returns to her home town to start again
Vantage point by Sigourney Weaver( visu )
16 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 1,754 libraries worldwide
U.S. president Ashton is in Salamanca, Spain to announce plans for a major global summit on terrorism. As he stands behind the podium in front of a loudly cheering crowd, he is shot twice. This is followed minutes later by a small explosion and then a massive blast. Secret Service agents Barnes, Taylor, and Holden immediately jump into action, trying to find the terrorists responsible amid all the chaos. First, the events are seen through the eyes of television news producer Rex Brooks. Then, the assassination attempt is replayed from seven different points of view. Each perspective reveals a few more clues
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker( visu )
32 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers
Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler( visu )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers
Bird by Clint Eastwood( visu )
66 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
The life of legendary jazz musician Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, directed and produced by jazz fan, Clint Eastwood. The film uses actual recordings by Parker with the backgrounds removed, and accompaniment by modern musicians attuned to the Yardbird's improvisations
Phenomenon by Jon Turteltaub( visu )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
A simple, small town garage mechanic who suddenly develops amazing mental abilities must face governmental investigation, scientific scrutiny, and ostracism by even his closest friends. But with the love and support of a young single mother, he is finally able to accept his lot in life
Phone booth by Joel Schumacher( visu )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
Stu Shepard, a self-centered New York City publicist, suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope when he picks up a ringing payphone and the man on the other end tells him that he's going to kill him if he hangs up
The last stand ( visu )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Sheriff Ray Owens leaves his LAPD narcotics post to settle into a life fighting what little crime takes place in the sleepy border town known as Sommerton Junction. That peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez, a notorious drug kingpin, makes an escape from the FBI. Mayhem ensues
Everyone's hero by IDT Entertainment( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving is always the last one picked for sandlot baseball games. But when Babe Ruth's prized bat is stolen during the 1932 World Series, Yankee steps up to the plate to help retrieve it for his beloved idol. He embarks on a wild cross-country journey that teaches him the stuff of real heroes, and along the way, Yankee learns that importance of perseverance and the true meaning of friendship
Out of the furnace by Christian Bale( visu )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
"Russel Baze has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother."--Container
Our family wedding ( visu )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
When college students Marcus and Lucia make a surprise engagement announcement, their feuding fathers threaten to turn a dream wedding into a battle royal. Throw in eccentric relatives and clashing cultures, and you've got a recipe for laugh-out-loud lunacy and nonstop fun!
First daughter by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation( visu )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Samantha Mackenzie is a sheltered young woman who has everything she could possibly wish for and lives in a beautiful white house. The White House, that is. Samantha just wants a normal college experience away from the influence of her parents. Only trouble is, her dad is the President of the United States. Nothing will stop her, so, under Secret Service surveillance and the nonstop glare of the media, Samantha meets and falls for a handsome college student who has a secret existence of his own
Street kings ( visu )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. He teams up with a young detective to track down Washington's killers, who track down the murderers and bring them to justice
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Alternative Names
Whitaker, DeForest 1961-
Whitaker, Forest Steven 1961-
English (408)
German (33)
French (15)
Spanish (14)
Multiple languages (8)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
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