Author Topic: R.I.P. Robert Forster (from D-Wars and also lots of actual good things)  (Read 434 times)

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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)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/tgw-G8IFAwo" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/tgw-G8IFAwo</a>

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.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/8mmbihI9s9E" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/8mmbihI9s9E</a>

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.


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Re: R.I.P. Robert Forster (from D-Wars and also lots of actual good things)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 11:33:27 AM »
Loved him in "The Black Hole".   :'(
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Re: R.I.P. Robert Forster (from D-Wars and also lots of actual good things)
« Reply #2 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.
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