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Frederic Forrest

23 December 1936 to 23 June 2023

An American actor, who earned both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role in The Rose (1979). Frederic Forrest’s first major film role was in When the Legends Die (1972), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, but it was in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation (1974) that he really made his mark. This was the first of four collaborations, including One from the Heart (1981) and Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988). However, it was as Chef in Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) that Forrest is perhaps best known. Other notable film roles included Larry (1974), The Missouri Breaks (1976), Hammett (1982), The Two Jakes (1990), Trauma, Falling Down (both 1993), The Brave and The End of Violence (both 1997). On television, he appeared in the likes of Quo Vadis? (1985), 21 Jump Street (1987), Lonesome Dove (1989) and Die Kinder (1990).

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