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Robert Forster stars in "Alcatraz" as Ray Archer. From executive producer J.J. Abrams, the FOX drama revolving around Alcatraz and the team investigating the mysterious reappearance of its 1960s inhabitants in the present.

On the big screen, Forster stars in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," opposite George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Beau Bridges, as Scott Thorson.

Robert Forster's role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" was a landmark performance and helped revive a career, which Forster has described as having "a five year upwards first act and a 25 year sliding second act." His performance garnered universally great critical acclaim, but even more importantly, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It turned around a career that started 40 years earlier and put him suddenly in great demand. He has not stopped working since he co-starred with Samuel Jackson, Pam Grier and Robert De Niro, as the innately decent bail bondsman in "Jackie Brown," performing in a roster of roles in films and television which run the gamut of both high profile and independent projects.

Forster has appeared in over 100 films. The older ones, starting in 1966, include "Reflections in a Golden Eye," "Medium Cool," "The Stalking Moon," "Alligator," "Vigilante" (the Blu-Ray release of which earned him the moniker "Grindhouse Giant"), "The Black Hole" and "Stunts." He also appeared in the television series "Banyon."

For 13 years he played villains — starting with "Delta Force" (1985) and ending with one of his all-time favorites, "American Perfekt" (1997). Since "Jackie Brown" (1997), his films include "Middle Men," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, "Thick as Thieves," starring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas, "Touching Home" with Ed Harris, "Like Mike," "Me, Myself & Irene," "Firewall," "Lakeboat," "Diamond Men" and "Girl Walks Into a Bar," starring Alexis Bledel. On television, he had a recurring role in NBC's "Heroes" and has appeared in episodes of "Huff," "Karen Sisco" and "Fastlane."

A native of Rochester, New York, Forster began his acting career in local theater, moving to New York City in 1964, where he made his professional debut in the two-character Broadway production of "Mrs. Dalley Has a Lover." Other stage credits include "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Glass Menagerie," "Twelve Angry Men," "The Sea Horse," and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

In addition to his work in film, television, and theater, Robert records audio books, including the best seller "Hit Man" and Elmore Leonard's "Mr. Paradise," and delivers his speaking program, Interacting, to a variety of groups — from acting classes to graduating classes; baggage handlers to CEOs; and once (he's pleased to report) to a group of white-collar criminals in a detention facility. He developed this program during the self-termed "sliding second act" of his career. Interacting is like a stand-up act with a "menu" of positive stories instead of jokes … and a few jokes too. The stories are the lessons of his life and outline several guiding principles — respect, responsibility, parenting (even without children), excellence, and raising any job to the level of an art form.

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Age: 75 years old
Birthday: July 13, 1941
Height: 5' 9 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Robert Foster
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Wife: Zivia Forster (1978 - 1980, divorced)
June Forster (5/14/1966 - 9/20/1975, divorced, 3 children)

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