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RIP Robert Forster

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Regan MacNeil, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:38 AM.

  1. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member


     
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Bob Parsons in "Grant Theft Parsons."
     
  3. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone more perfect for a role than he was as Max in Jackie Brown.
     
  4. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite actors since I was a kid. A talented guy who appeared in a lot cruddy movies. Too bad Jackie Brown didn't lead to a Travolta-like career revival.

    RIP.
     
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  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    For all of the crud Tarantino gets - I really admire that he uses his clout to give great actors no longer considered "hot" great roles that remind people how good they can be if given quality material. And how many other name actors got a boost from being seen in a different light after their work in a Tarantino film? Sam Jackson, Grier, Travolta, Keitel, Walken, Ving Rhames, Willis, Forster, Waltz, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern.
     
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  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He and Grier had such great chemistry.

     
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  7. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Well-Known Member

    My first thought was I liked him in the cool B movie Tremors....and that was Fred Ward. They have always been a Daniels/Pullman thing with me. That being said RIP to a really good actor.
     
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  8. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Forster said that when his career was at its lowest ebb, he had what he called an "epiphany."

    "It was the simple one," he said, "when you realize, 'You know what? You're not dead yet, Bob. You can win it in the late innings. You've still got the late innings, but you can't quit. Never quit.' "
     
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  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I remember he said when he wasn't getting gigs, he'd go out and talk to groups as a guest speaker for nothing - just to continue to perfect his craft in front of an audience.
    Most actors struggle - I'm surprised more don't have drug and alcohol problems with the "up" and "down" nature of the business.
     
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  10. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Just watched El Camino and he wasn’t in it much but he was great.
     
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  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Yeah damn just saw him in El Camino!! May he RIP.
     
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I get your point but some of these names don’t quite belong. Walken? In what role was his career rejuvenated by Tarantino? Surely not the Pulp Fiction role. Same with Keitel.
     
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