Robert Forster Biography
A renowned name of the American movie world, ‘Robert Forster’ is a phenomenal actor who rose to prominence from the role of John Cassellis in ‘Medium Cool’ and Max Cherry in ‘Jackie Brown’. Forster was born on July 13, 1941 in Rochester, New York, US. He carries mixed ancestry of English, Italian and Irish as his father belongs to English and Irish and mother Italian American. In the year 1964, he joined the University of Rochester from where he held his graduation degree majoring in History. While studying at the University, he started to take interest in acting. He used to participate in the various dramatic performances while completing his Bachelor degree. He has performed in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’. Despite of having interest to study law, he chooses to make his career in acting.
Let’s talk about his career expedition as an actor, after struggling for certain years he was casted in the supporting roles in the two major Hollywood movies ‘Reflections in a Golden Eye’ and ‘The Stalking Moon’. His performance was highly appreciated by both audiences and critics. However, he first gained critical acclaim as an actor from the 1969 movie ‘Medium Cool’. After showing his acting potentiality in the several movies, he turned his way to act in the small screen. In the year 1972, he starred in the television series ‘Banyon’. Then he was selected to play a role in 1974 TV series ‘Nakia’. Both small screen appearances gave him some notice which helped to get other major roles. In the year 1979, he became a part of action and horror movie ‘The Black Hole’. Forster mostly played a supporting character after that movie. It was in the year 1980, where he got opportunity to play a lead role in cult B-movies ‘Alligator’. He certainly gained appreciation for his acting skills in the movies. Then he played a starring role in other movies ‘Vigilante’, ‘The Delta Force’ and ‘The Banker’. After playing a various roles in the numerous movies, it was in 1997 where he was approached to play a role in ‘Jackie Brown’. For his breathtaking performance in the movie, he received nomination for ‘Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor’. Forster became the known and on-demand actor after gaining nomination for his outstanding performance. Later he was seen in other noticeable roles in the movies like ‘Like Mike’, ‘Mulholland Drive’, ‘Lucky Number Slevin’, Me, Myself & Irene’ and ‘Firewall’. Besides his movie roles, he also gained recognition from the role of Arthur Petrelli in the hit NBC show ‘Heroes’.
Like his successful professional career, he didn’t get success in his personal life. Forster got married twice and both marriages ended with divorce. He got first married to June Forster in 1966. After living happily for nine years, they both decided to end their relation in 1975. Then he got married to Zivia Forster in 1978. However, his relation with Zivia also ended with divorce in 1980. Forster is a father of four children. His eldest daughter ‘Kate Forster’ is also an actress. She has acted in ‘Mullholland Drive’. Forster is rumor to be in a relationship with an actress ‘Dani Crayne’. Is that a rumor or a truth? He has not made confirmation about it. Despite of getting failure in his personal life, he is still living his life happily without any regrets and sorrow.
With his dashing personality and charming face, he has been able to attract all his fans and movie lovers to watch his movies. Forster is a handsome man with the height of 5 feet 9 inches. Many young girls still go crazy to have a glance of him when he appeared in the public. Even at the age of 73, he still looks young and has the same passion and enthusiasm for acting. From his acting career, he has earned total net worth amount of $10 million dollars. His fans can get more information about this exceptionally talented actor from the wiki and other internet sites. He is also active user of twitter. Forster can be followed on his twitter account @RSFORSTER1 for his latest news and updates.