Robert Forster, Oscar-Nominated Star of Jackie Brown, Dead at 78

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According to Variety, character actor Robert Forster died Friday in Los Angeles after a battle with brain cancer. Born Robert Wallace Forster Jr., the actor appeared in over 100 film roles, in addition to a prolific television career. In 1997, Forster received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his turn as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, a role the director had reportedly written with the actor specifically in mind.

Robert Forster’s television career spanned decades, recently featuring him as Tim Allen’s father on Last Man Standing and Sheriff Frank Truman in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks reboot in 2017. His film work included parts in Me, Myself & Irene; Mulholland Drive; The Descendants; Olympic Has Fallen; and 2016’s London Has Fallen, among many others. Forster’s most recent movie is Netflix’s new El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, in which he reprises his guest role from Breaking Bad’s fifth season episode “Granite State.” The film premiered on Friday.

Robert Forster, Oscar-Nominated Jackie Brown Star, Has Died