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100 BAFTA Moments - Forest Whitaker Wins the Leading Actor Award in 2007

14 December 2014

56 days to go - Whitaker wins for his role in The Last King of Scotland

In 2007, Forest Whitaker received his first BAFTA for his unforgettable performance as Idi Amin in Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland (2006). The film was nominated four times in total, winning in the British Film and Adapted Screenplay categories. 

Appearing on screen over 50 times, Whitaker's other notable films include Bird (1988), The Crying Game (1992) and The Butler (2013). 

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The Orange British Academy Film Awards, The Royal Opera House, London, 11th Feb 2007BAFTA/Brian Ritchie