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In September 2006, Forest Whitaker was a guest on The Oprah Show to talk about his role in The Last King of Scotland—in which he played the infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Forest and Oprah discussed the massive buzz he was getting, and the possibility of him picking up some award hardware. After winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, Forest is back!

"When you work so hard on something and you're giving something—all of your stuff with your heart—you hope people will be able to receive it," Forest says. "I feel like people received what I was trying to do. And that means a lot to me because I've been doing this a long time and I worked really hard on this one."

"I'm rooting for you in the Oscars®," Oprah says.
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FROM: Inside Oprah's Holiday Trip
Published on January 17, 2007

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