Frederick Forrest, the character actor best known for his roles in the flowerAnd apocalypse now, Many of Francis Ford Coppola’s movies passed away at the age of 86. He told friend and fellow actor Barry Primus Hollywood Reporter He died at his home in Santa Monica after a long illness.
Born December 23, 1936 in Waxahachie, Texas, Forrest served in the Army and studied Radio and Television Studies and Theater Arts at Texas Christian University before beginning his acting career. In 1966, he appeared in the off-Broadway production of Fit Rock While he made his movie debut in 1972 when legends die, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
In 1979, Forrest appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War epic, End of the world now. He portrayed Jay “Chef” Hicks, an aspiring chef from New Orleans who ends up enlisting. The role made him a favorite with Coppola, who went on to cast him in 1974 Conversation, 1982 one from the heart And hammett, and 1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
Away apocalypse now, Another memorable Cam Door Forest in 1979 the flower, Starring Bette Midler in her first feature film. In the film, Midler portrayed a Janis Joplin type — a rock star with addiction issues — while Forrest portrayed a limousine driver, who tried to keep her alive. He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for the role.
Before retiring in 2006, Forrest appeared in the likes what fadis?And lonely dove And Kinder dies. He also portrayed Captain Richard Jenkins in the early episodes of Twenty-one Jump Street before being replaced by Stephen Williams. His last film was the 2006 remake of All the king’s menwhich starred Sean Penn and Jude Law.
After Forrest’s death, Midler honored her co-star on Twitter, calling him “an amazing actor and brilliant human being.” “I was lucky to have him in my life,” she said. “He was at peace.”
The great beloved Frederick Forrest has passed away. Thanks to all of his fans and friends for all their support over the past few months. He was an amazing actor and a brilliant human being, and I was lucky to have him in my life. He was at peace.”
– bettemidler (@bettemidler) June 24, 2023