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Oscar-Nominated Actor Dies

Oct 14, 2019  •  Post A Comment

An Oscar-nominated actor who was a familiar face in feature films and on television for decades has died. Robert Forster died Friday of brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles, according to media reports. He was 78.

Forster is well-remembered for his many roles in feature films such as “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (1967), “The Black Hole” (1979), “Me, Myself & Irene” (2000), “Mulholland Drive” (2001), “The Descendants” (2011) and “Olympus Has Fallen” (2013). He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” (1997).

He also appears in Netflix’s just-released “Breaking Bad” movie “El Camino.”

Forster maintained a busy schedule of television appearances going back to the ’60s, including playing Sheriff Frank Truman on Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival in 2017. He had lead roles on the 1970s cop/crime shows “Banyon” and “Nakia,” and later turned up on “Police Story,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Numb3rs,” “Desperate Housewives” and many other shows.

He had a run on “Heroes” as Arthur Petrelli in 2007-2008 and played Bud Baxter in a recurring role on “Last Man Standing” from 2012-2018.

Here’s a “for your consideration” clip of Forster’s “Twin Peaks” role, posted by Showtime …

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