Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Esequiel Farfan
Octubre 12, 2019

The actor, born in Rochester, New York state, died on Friday of brain cancer. He had appeared in the wildly popular Breaking Bad series.

"I've done a lot of genre pictures in my career.I've always liked them", Forster told the Bleecker Street blog upon the release of 2018's indie drama What They Had.

A prolific and acclaimed performer, Forster had over 180 acting credits to his name, and is perhaps best known for his turn as charming bail bondsman Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's superb Jackie Brown, which led to an Oscar nomination and a career resurgence.

Robert Forster - who appeared in more than 100 films throughout his career, including the new Breaking Bad movie - has died. "A lovely man and a consummate actor", and he recalled meeting Forster on the movie "Alligator" almost four decades ago.

On Breaking Bad, Forster played the enigmatic role of Ed aka The Disappearer, which he reprised for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (released on October 11).

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He also starred in the television series Twin Peaks and Breaking Bad reports BBC News.

Forster made an auspicious debut at age 26 opposite Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor in John Huston's 1967 film Reflections in a Golden Eye, memorably riding a horse naked in one scene.

"I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood", Cranston wrote.

Forster, right, with Pam Grier in Jackie Brown. The job of real life is the job of caring for others.

According to Variety, Forster is survived by partner Denise Grayson and his four children and four grandchildren.

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