Forest Whitaker

via FirstLadyB: Forest Whitaker as Archbishop Desmond Tutu in new film The Forgiven. The Forgiven, is based on a true story that stars Whitaker as the real-life figure of South African activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency (played by Eric Bana) and is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the […]

via: BlackAmericaWeb: The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment […]

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards were definitely a night to remember. The best and the brightest in Black Hollywood converged at the Pasadena Civic…

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards was definitely a night to remember.  The best and the brightest in Black Hollywood converged at the Pasadena Civic…

  Missed it the first time or want to see it a second, starting on Friday Dec. 6, “The Butler” is back in theaters. In an unprecedented move, the movie, which stars Forest Whitaker,Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo, is getting a second theatrical run in an effort to push the film for the upcoming award show season. “The […]

Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson tweeted this movie poster of the cast of the upcoming holiday movie Black Nativity, starring Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, Nas, Jacob Latimore, Tyrese, and produced by Bishop TD Jakes. The film hits theaters on Nov. 27th. Photo by D. Blanks. courtesy of

  RCA Inspiration is set to release the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight Pictures holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY on November 5th. Music From The Motion Picture Black Nativity, Executive Produced by Grammy Award winning artist/producer Raphael Saadiq, features Gospel classics and brand new songs performed by award winning cast members Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer […]

  Forest Whitaker is on a real winning streak. This year his leading role in the blockbuster The Butler is generating serious Oscar buzz, and now he has reportedly signed on to play former Secretary of State Colin Powell in an upcoming biopic. Actor Jeffrey Wright previously played Powell in Oliver Stone’s 2008 film W, but the influential Republican […]

Lee Daniels’ The Butler hit theaters today nationwide. The release of this historical drama starring Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and many more A-list stars, marks the official start of the fall film season. According to the New York Times, 2013 is “a breakout year for black films,” with several prominent movies being released by and about African-Americans. Among […]

Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” *There’s the man who witnessed American history from the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave…and then there was the woman by his side. Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey play Cecil and Gloria Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” a husband and wife based on real life White House butler Eugene […]

  “People need to see this movie,” says Oprah of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which raises questions about race in America In this weekend’s issue, Parade features a very personal conversation with Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) about their new movie and the questions it raises about race in America. The […]

Memphis, new ‘warts and all’ biopic by British director Paul Greengrass, will focus on last days of civil rights leader’s life  Forest Whitaker is in line to play civil rights leader Martin Luther King in a new biopic for the British director Paul Greengrass, reports the Wrap. Greengrass’s film, titled Memphis, will be shot in […]