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Exclusive: Red-Carpet Portrait of Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker at Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – Oscar winner Forest Whitaker greeted the HollywoodChicago.com lens on the red carpet on Oct. 9, 2010 for the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival. Whitaker was honored with the festival’s black perspectives tribute as well as a career achievement award.

Throughout his career, Forest Whitaker has displayed exceptional talent and versatility in Hollywood blockbusters, television and acclaimed independent films including “The Last King of Scotland” (for which he won an Oscar), “Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Bird,” “Platoon” and “The Crying Game”.

The rich variety of his contributions to cinema have earned him the Chicago International Film Festival’s career achievement award, which places him alongside such festival luminaries as Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee, Halle Berry and Sidney Poitier. HollywoodChicago.com’s exclusive red-carpet portrait of Whitaker can be found below.

Forest Whitaker at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker greets the HollywoodChicago.com camera on the red carpet
on Oct. 9, 2010 for the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Forest Whitaker has also been featured in “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Vantage Point,” “The Shield,” “ER,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Panic Room,” “Species” and “The Color of Money”.

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


© 2010 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

Anonymous's picture

forest will never look better

Joe Arce you are truely an artist!!!! This man though talented ,is extremely unfortunate looking you made him actually look good!…….sheer brilliance!

Joe Arce's picture

Forest Whitaker

Thanks! Actually this portait was captured in a single shot!Most celebrities or people that are constantly photographed become experts at their best camera angles.I knew if I could get hs chin at a 5 of clock position it would compensate for his eye issue.As soon as he saw me raise my lens he knowingly cocked his head into the perfect position.I fired and in a single shot my job was done!BTW I find unique faces like Forest’s so much more interesting to photograph than subjects with cookie cutter classical beauty.He is one of a kind,a true original and thats what makes him so awesome!

David Smith's picture

Forest Whitaker

Wasn’t he in the tv show Dougy Houser for a few???

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