Robert Forster, Star of ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Twin Peaks’, Dies at 78

Robert Forster, best known for his role in the Quentin Tarantino film ‘Jackie Brown’, has died at the age of 78…

Oscar nominated actor Robert Forster has died at the age of 78.

According to reports, the veteran actor from film and television died at his home on Friday due to brain cancer.

Forster started acting back in 1967 and stayed active all the way until his death this week. He first made a name for himself as a strong supporting actor in films such as ‘Medium Cool’ and ‘Reflections in a Golden Eye’ before taking on leading roles on television with series such as ‘Banyon’, ‘Nakia’ and ‘Police Story’.

He stayed busy making guest appearances in dozens of TV shows throughout the 1980’s but he was brought back to prominence in 1997 when he landed a leading role in the Quentin Tarantino film ‘Jackie Brown’ where he starred alongside Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert DeNiro. Forster was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in ‘Jackie Brown’ and the film helped bring him back into the spotlight again.

Forster then went onto star in films such as ‘Mulholland Drive’ as well as the NBC series ‘Heroes’.

In more recent years, Forster made memorable appearances in ‘Breaking Bad’ where he played an important part during the final season of that series as well as a lead role in the ‘Twin Peaks’ sequel that recently aired on Showtime.

Forster is survived by his four children.

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