The accomplished actor is remembered fondly.
Hollywood is mourning the death of yet another veteran entertainer. It was announced on Friday that Robert Forster passed away at his Los Angeles home. His publicist shared that the 78-year-old actor had been battling brain cancer for a short time.
The Oscar-nominated actor had a longstanding career filled with noteworthy appearances in films like Jackie Brown, London Has Fallen, Mulholland Drive, The Delta Force, Psycho (1998), Alligator, The Descendants, Olympus Has Fallen, Twin Peaks, The Simpsons, and dozens of others. He was also featured in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie which was released on Netflix the same day of his death.
Forster’s career began way back in 1967 when he was a 26-year-old aspiring actor. He was cast in John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye and from that moment forward, he never had a lull in his career. Over 100 film and television appearances later, the actor became one of the most respected figures in the industry. Check out a few social media dedications to Robert Forster below.
Very saddened to hear Robert Forster has passed away. Dude radiated a kind-hearted spirit and a reassuring presence in everything he ever appeared in, and was by all accounts an absolute sweetheart in real life. RIP to a legit legend. pic.twitter.com/7yKMxEoZUt
— Rev. Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) October 12, 2019
Four essential Robert Forster films that aren't JACKIE BROWN. pic.twitter.com/0ErNkyP2De
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) October 12, 2019
So sad to hear of Robert Forster's passing. Am of the right age to have been obsessed by The Black Hole (I even had an action figure of Capt. Holland) and Alligator. Then I was just wowed by him in Jackie Brown. He's also heartbreaking in recent What They Had. A great actor. RIP. pic.twitter.com/v7DwuI8TCS
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) October 12, 2019
I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. RIP Bob. pic.twitter.com/HtunD0Fx6g
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 12, 2019
Had the honor of making this little gem of a movie (Diamond Men) with this incredible gem of a man — Robert Forster.
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) October 12, 2019
Robert Forester: Pam, call me when ya get into town. I’ll take you to my fave place for breakfast. We’ll catch up…….
— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) October 12, 2019
RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 12, 2019
With more than 100 film credits spanning six decades, Robert Forster was a prolific talent who radiated warmth and kindness in everything he did. In 1998, he earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in “Jackie Brown.” Thank you, Robert, for all that you’ve given us. pic.twitter.com/ZwTj21xfw6
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) October 12, 2019
“You’ve got to have a good attitude. Accept all things, deliver excellence to whatever is offered, give it your best shot. And never quit. It’s not over ‘til it’s over.” Rest in peace, the great Robert Forster, who made every single thing he appeared in better. pic.twitter.com/v0xwQcq7n8
— Tribeca (@Tribeca) October 12, 2019