In his more than 20-year career, Forest Whitaker has delivered memorable performances in movies like Panic Room and the critically acclaimed TV cop drama The Shield.
His latest role received rave reviews and even has Oscar® buzzin'! The Wall Street Journal says Forest gives "one of the greatest performances of modern movie history." In The Last King of Scotland Forest portrays Idi Amin, the infamous Ugandan dictator who brutally ruled his country from 1971 to 1979 and ordered the slaughter of 300,000 citizens.
Oprah was so impressed by Forest's performance that she's seen The Last King of Scotland three times...and she's only seen The Color Purple twice!