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  • Forest Whitaker addresses Ohio college graduates

    Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker urged graduates of a southwest Ohio university to perform acts of kindness as they go forward with their lives.

  • Actor Forest Whitaker to speak at Miami U in Ohio

    Miami University in southwest Ohio says actor Forest Whitaker will speak to graduates at the school's spring commencement ceremony May 17 in Oxford.

  • This photo provided by Codeblack Films shows Forest Whitaker, right, in a scene from the film, "Repentance." He plays the role of the bipolar Angel Sanchez, who seeks private treatment from a spiritual adviser before taking him hostage in the basement of the home where he and his young daughter reside.  Whitaker took on a new challenge to grow in the psychological thriller which releases Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Codeblack Films, Patti Perret)

    No Oscar nod, no problem: Whitaker works on craft

    Forest Whitaker isn't much bothered by being one of the season's biggest Oscar snubs.

  • Actor Christian Bale jokingly arrives at the photo call for the film American Hustle during the International Film Festival Berlinale, in Berlin, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

    Berlin hosts 'American Hustle,' new Whitaker film

    Leading Oscar contender "American Hustle" put in an appearance at the Berlin International Film Festival on Friday, while "Two Men in Town," in which Forest Whitaker plays a newly released convict struggling to build a new life, had its premiere. Here are some notable moments from the second day of the event.

  • Christian Bale (left) is trying to make a living as a bare-knuckles fighter in "Out of the Furnace." Woody Harrelson (center) also stars in the film directed Scott Cooper (right). (RELATIVITY MEDIA VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Out of the Furnace'

    "Out of the Furnace" is a sad movie about sad people who have lost the fire in their lives. It's a slow-burning film with great, naturalistic performances and an evocative sense of place, but it doesn't generate quite enough heat to truly crackle.

  • Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    “The Butler” examines the history of the American civil rights movement from the unlikely perspective of a White House butler. It’s an ambitious project that encapsulates its epic sweep inside a personal journey. While the film doesn’t reach the heights it seeks, it doesn’t fall on its face either.

  • **FILE** Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker addresses reporters during a press conference at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Forest Whitaker: Deli worker who stopped and frisked actor is fired

    A Manhattan deli worker who allegedly stopped and frisked Forest Whitaker on Friday has been fired, the store's management announced Tuesday.

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