This week we are joined by legendary actor Robert Forster. Robert has been a working actor for decades, appearing in classic film like Medium Cool, the iconic John Huston’s Reflections in a Golden Eye, 80’s action classic Delta Force (love me a good 80’s action flix) and Disney’s The Black Hole (one of my favorite films growing up).
He was the nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 for Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, which he credits with reviving his career. Since then Robert has been on fire in the second half of his career, appearing in The Descendants, Like Mike; Mulholland Drive; Me, Myself, & Irene; Lucky Number Slevin and Firewall, just to name a few.
I also have to mention his runs on NBC’s HEROS (I have high hopes for the reboot) and arguably the GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW EVER WRITTEN Breaking Bad. He just nail those last two episodes as Walt’s relocation/make me disappear guy. Just amazing. As you can tell I’m a big fan of Robert’s.
I had the honor of working with Robert on one of my films, Red Princes Blues. He supplied some remarkable narration that set up my film perfectly. He was easily one of the most professional and talented actors I have ever worked with; a professional of the greatest caliber.
In our interview he dishes out amazing advice to young actors, directors and human beings a like. He even tell us his favorite Quentin Tarantino on set direction he got on the set of Jackie Brown; worth its waiting in gold.
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