Forest Whitaker Net Worth is $40 Million (as of 2020)
Forest Whitaker net worth currently amounts to an amazing $40 million, and this really should not surprise you, as he is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. During his career, which started in 1982, the actor has appeared in some of the most exciting, commercially and critically successful movies we will ever see and won an impressive number of accolades.
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Date of birth:||Jul 15, 1961|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter|
The first of these accolades came in 1988, when the actor was only 6 years into his career, and it was Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. For the portrayal of Charlie „Bird“ Pinker in the same movie, Bird, Forest was also nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Those two (Cannes Film Festival Award and a Globe) are arguably among the most prestigious awards that the actor could possibly hope for. Hence you might find the following quote pretty strange: “I really wasn’t even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now.“ Well, I guess he is just one of those actors who raise incredibly high standards for their own performance. And I also feel tempted to conclude that if he wasn’t demanding so much from himself, today Forest Whitaker net worth would not amount to $40 million dollars. But instead of jumping to the conclusions, let‘s take a closer look at the professional career of this multi-talented man.
Forest started his career portraying Goody’s Bodyguard on Tag: The Assassination Game and before gaining critical acclaim with Bird appeared on variety of other movies, including Fast Times at Ridgeon High, The Color of Money and Good Morning, Vietnam. After the major break-through in the late 1980s, he continued filming for movies and Forest Whitaker net worth continued to grow. However during the period 1998 – 2006 he did relatively few prominent roles, with the exceptions being the roles of Cy Bianco in Prêt-à-Porter and Nate Pope in Phenomenon (for which he received Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama) and Captain Ed Ramey in Phone Booth. Forest returned to the center of attention in 2006, as the film The Last King of Scotland reached the cinemas. For the portrayal of Idi Amin in this drama the actor received a countless number of accolades, including Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Needless to say, the success of this film has contributed to the growth of Forest Whitaker net worth.