Acclaimed actor Robert Forster has died, aged 78

Robert Forster Showtime's TWIN PEAKS TV series premiere Arrivals Los Angeles USA- 19 May 2017

It is with great sadness that must report (via The Hollywood Reporter) that beloved character actor and Jackie Brown Oscar-nominee Robert Forster has passed away at age 78.

It was announced on Friday that Robert Forster passed away at his Los Angeles home. Forster also recently played Tim Allen's father in Last Man Standing, a part he loved because the series was a comedy, a new genre for him. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB. Thank you for loving me.

"RIP Robert Forster! A truly class act/ Actor!" "You are and always will be a legend".

Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson and Pam Grier were among his co-stars who paid tribute to the actor on social media. He had appeared in the wildly popular Breaking Bad series. Dally Has a Lover, opposite Arlene Francis.

He was nominated for best actor in a supporting role for "Jackie Brown" at the 1998 Academy Awards, but the award went to Robin Williams for "Good Will Hunting".

After "Jackie Brown", he worked consistently and at a decidedly higher level than during the "slump", appearing in films like David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive", "Me, Myself and Irene", "The Descendants", "Olympus Has Fallen", and "What They Had", and in television shows like "Breaking Bad" and the "Twin Peaks" revival.

The actor is survived by his children, Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen; his grandchildren, Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia; and his longtime partner, Denise Grayson. He has two more projects scheduled to be released this year, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and Werewolf.



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