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Old 10-11-2019, 10:48 PM
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Robert Forster has died


Robert Forster, who appeared in over 100 films, has died after a brief battle with brain cancer. He was 78.

https://deadline.com/2019/10/robert-...mpression=true

He was so great in Jackie Brown .
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:59 PM
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It would appear that my first exposure to Forster was his first role in https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062185...m_flmg_act_186
(Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)) and that was a memorable role for him.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:04 AM
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He was so great in Jackie Brown .
My all-time favorite single film performance by an actor, ever; it was a masterpiece.

RIP Mr. Forster; you done amazing.

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Old 10-12-2019, 01:16 AM
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That's sad news. I liked him in many roles.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:52 AM
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I know him from Jackie Brown and Breaking Bad. He was great in both.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:24 AM
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He was great in Jackie Brown and I also like him a lot as Gumshoe in Once a Hero.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:34 AM
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He was so great in Jackie Brown .
Yep. He owned the heck out of that role.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:38 AM
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He first impressed me in a made-for-TV flick called "The Death Squad", which suffered for being aired just after a similarly themed Dirty Harry movie came out.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069954...m_flmg_act_174

RIP.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:41 AM
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First thing I saw him in was the short-lived ONCE A HERO, where ó well, look, if youíve seen him in anything, you can already picture him as a Ď40s-style private eye, right? So heís probably wearing a trenchcoat, and he probably sounds unimpressed as he explains whatís probably going on, and he probably has a gun at the ready since long experience tells him thatís probably the answer?

Even as a stock character, he was perfect.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:20 AM
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Oh, that guy.

He's in one episode of Breaking Bad and the new BB movie. Same role if IMDb is right. He helped Walt hide out, IIRC.

Played the older dad in several recent shows.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:49 AM
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I forget he was in Medium Cool, another great role.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:59 AM
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I remember him from many things, but Heroes on NBC was the first thing that popped in my mind.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:54 PM
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When he showed up in Breaking Bad as the mysterious figure who we'd heard about but had never seen I literally yelled at the TV "HOLY SHIT IT'S ROBERT FORSTER!"

("Yes, dear. Sit down.")

RIP
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:24 PM
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Now I want Jackie Brown for Christmas.

RIP, Robert.
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Apparently he was a super genius, who knew.
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Oh, that guy.

He's in one episode of Breaking Bad and the new BB movie. Same role if IMDb is right. He helped Walt hide out, IIRC.

Yes, but surely it was more than one episode?
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RIP, Bob.
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I'm watching Jackie Brown on Netflix, and damn, Mr. Forster is holding his own (in his stolid way) against Samuel L. Jackson's more flamboyant/hip performance.

Cool stuff.

I'm getting the impression that Robert Forster is the kind of actor we probably should've seen more of.
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Old 10-18-2019, 12:23 AM
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He was the ultimate “I’m not acting” actor. He always seemed completely natural and unforced. What a loss this is.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:56 AM
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RIP. He made every movie he was in better. Even in small parts, like Lucky Number Slevin.
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