Robert Forster: Jackie Brown star dies aged 78

Robert Forster: Jackie Brown star dies aged 78

Forster appeared in more than 100 films over the course of his career.

Forster was best-known for his role as the bail bondsman Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's 1997 film Jackie Brown, for which he earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was among the first to pay tribute to Forster in an emotional post on Twitter.

The Hollywood veteran began his career as a stage actor before making his film debut in 1967 in Reflections In A Golden Eye, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. Near the end, I had no agent, no manager, no lawyer, no nothing.

He appeared in Medium Cool for director Haskell Wexler and starred in the TV series Banyon, reportedly the role that Tarantino remembered when casting him in Jackie Brown, and appeared in movies including Alligator, Olympus Has Fallen and American Perfekt. I'll take you to my fave place for breakfast.

"Seriously. I got lucky every step of the way", he said. Other notable projects include The Descendants, Firewall, Me, Myself and Irene, the return of Twin Peaks, and last year's What They Had.

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The award eventually went to Robin Williams for his role in Good Will Hunting.

His most recent TV appearance was an October 2018 episode of Last Man Standing, where he reprised his role as Mike Baxter's now-deceased father, Bud.

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Even in his down days, Forster always considered himself lucky.

He is survived by his children: Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen; his grandchildren: Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia; and long time partner, Denise Grayson.

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