Vale: Robert Forster
US actor, best known for Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks and Jackie Brown, has died.
US actor Robert Forster, best known for Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks and Jackie Brown, has died aged 78.
He passed away in his Los Angeles home shortly after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Forster enjoyed a prolific career that spanned five decades. He appeared in over a hundred films, including The Descendants, The Delta Force, Me Myself & Irene, Cowboys and Angels, Alligator, The Black Hole, Supernova, Olympus Has Fallen, and Mulholland Drive
Quentin Tarantino cast him as bondsman Max Cherry in the 1997 film, Jackie Brown, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It was a role that rescued him from oblivion and restarted his career.
His TV credits included Last Man Standing, Twin Peaks, Divorce, Ironside, Alcatraz, CSI: New York, Heroes, Army Wives, Desperate Housewives, Numb3rs, Huff, Due East, Walker Texas Ranger, Murder She Wrote, Magnum PI, Hotel, Police Story, Jake and the Fatman , NYPD and I’m Dying Up Here.
Forster’s final performance was El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which was released on Netflix on Friday, the day of his death.