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Oscar Nominee Forest Whitaker

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Oscar Nominee Forest Whitaker

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Oscar Nominee Forest Whitaker

Oscar Nominee Forest Whitaker

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Actor Forest Whitaker has been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland. Whitaker played jazz musician Charlie Parker in Bird, a British soldier kidnapped by the IRA in The Crying Game and an internal affairs detective on the FOX TV show The Shield. This interview originally aired on Oct. 17, 2006.