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Film Actor Forest Whitaker

Whitaker is one of the most respected character actors in Hollywood, with a reputation for playibg roles that defy stereotypes associated with black actors. Whitaker was the British soldier kidnapped by the IRA in the "Crying Game." In "The Color of Money," he had a brief part as a pool hustler. He also starred in "Good Morning, Vietnam." His biggest starring role was portraying jazz great Charlie Parker in the movie, "Bird." Whitaker is currently co-starring in Robert Altman's new film, "Ready to Wear (Pret-A-Porter)."

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Other segments from the episode on December 21, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 21, 1994: Interview with Forest Whitaker; Review of the CD box sets "Emperors of Soul" by The Temptations and "Anthology: 1970-1994" by War; Interview with…

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