Wed. Feb 26th, 2020

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown’ dies

American actor Robert Forster, who achieved a Oscar nomination for his role in the movie ‘Jackie brown’(1997), died this Friday at 78 years in Los Angeles (USA), his publicist informed the specialized media The Hollywood Reporter. Forster (Rochester, USA, 1941) died due to a brain cancer.

The actor's death came the same day he premiered on Netflix The way, movie derived from the plot of the series Breaking Bad and where Forster had one of his last roles.

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In addition to the cinema, he also had a small but important role in the outcome of the series ‘Breaking Bad’

Although he had a long interpretive career in both film and television, Forster is known to the general public, mainly, for the final part of his career after Tarantino I gave him one of the leading roles in the film Jackie brown.

Together with a cast led by Pam Grier and which also featured stars like Samuel L. Jackson or Robert De Niro, Forster knew shine with own light and he was nominated for the Oscar for best supporting actor. Finally, that statuette went to Robin Williams for her work in Good Will Hunting (1997).

Robert Forster with Denise Grayson in an awards ceremony last January

Robert Forster with Denise Grayson in an awards ceremony last January
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The participation in this Tarantino film gave new wings to Forster's career, which from there included works for prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant in Psycho (1998) or David Lynch in Mulholland Drive (2001) and in the second stage of the series Twin peaks.

Forster also left his mark on other films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Human nature (2001), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Lucky Number Slevin (2006) or The Descendants (2011).

In addition, the artist had a small but very important role in the outcome of Breaking Bad, the acclaimed series that starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Forster repeated that role in the newly released The Road: A Breaking Bad Movie, a television movie for the Netflix digital platform and, with the direction and a script of Vince Gilligan (the creator of Breaking Bad), tells the story of Jesse (Paul) in the hours and days after what was seen in the final chapter of the series.

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