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Frederic Forrest


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Birth Name: Frederic Forrest
Born: 12/23/1936
Birth Place: Waxahachie, Texas, USA

While in the west coast company of "Silhouettes", Forrest made his film debut, co-starring in "When the Legends Die" (1972) for which he won a Golden Globe as most promising newcomer. He went on to make a handful of films in the 70s, including "The Conversation" (1974, his first of four films with Francis Ford Coppola) and "The Missouri Breaks" (1976). His two biggest hits came in 1979, as one of the ill-fated grunts in Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" and as Bette Midler's lover in "The Rose" which netted him a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Forrest has worked steadily in films since, but with uneven success: there were critical kudos for the title role of "Hammett" (1982) in Wim Wen... Continue Bio >>


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