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General Discussion => Movie Talk => Topic started by: Johnny Unusual on October 12, 2019, 09:34:09 AM

Title: R.I.P. Robert Forster (from D-Wars and also lots of actual good things)
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 12, 2019, 09:34:09 AM
Robert Forster is dead.  He died yesterday as a result of brain cancer. He was a fantastic actor who starred in a number of great movies and TV shows and gussied up some bad ones too.  I can't remember where I first saw him but my favourite role of his is probably Jackie Brown, where he and Pam Grier fall in love over the song "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" (which is now one of my favourite songs).

(No, that's not the song that plays in this scene, but Natural High is a great song too)

https://www.youtube.com/v/tgw-G8IFAwo

He's also really good in the partial documentary drama Medium Cool as a detached reporter.  An unusual movie that mixes fiction and documentary footage for an interesting effect.

https://www.youtube.com/v/8mmbihI9s9E

Robert Forster never struck me as a flashy actor but it was always deeply human to me and though he played some villains, I find him most effective as a good, vulnerable man.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Robert Forster (from D-Wars and also lots of actual good things)
Post by: Russoguru on October 12, 2019, 11:33:27 AM
Loved him in "The Black Hole".   :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P. Robert Forster (from D-Wars and also lots of actual good things)
Post by: Pastor of Muppets on January 17, 2020, 02:25:23 AM
An interesting coincidence is that he died the same day his role in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story came out.