Robert Forster, the actor nominated for an Oscar for his picture of bail bondman Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino starring "Jackie Brown," has died, his agent has confirmed. He was 78.
His agent, Julia Buchwald, confirmed his death. Various earlier on Friday reported news of Forster's death, and said he had died in Los Angeles of brain cancer. Forster has appeared in over 100 films over the course of his career.
Forster was born in Rochester, New York, and began his Broadway career in "Madam Dally Has a Lover" before being cast by John Huston in "Reflections in a Golden Eye" opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, others have been reported.
Forster also appeared in "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," which was released recently. She has appeared in the very popular Breaking Bad series.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston tweeted : "I am saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away," and recalled meeting Forster in the movie "Alligator "almost four decades ago.
"I have never forgotten how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood," Cranston wrote in a tweet. "RIP Bob."
He was nominated for best actor in a supporting role for "Jackie Brown" at the 1998 Academy Awards, but the award went to Robin Williams for "Good Hunting."
Forster also starred in the 1969 film "Medium Cool," in which he played TV cameraman John Casselli, and he was in the 2001 David Lynch film "Mulholland Drive" playing Detective McKnight. two years without a job in a time of struggle before being cast in "Jackie Brown."
"You know what, everybody is teaching you something. The work of real life is the job of caring for others. Everything you do in life is huge compared to that," he said in an interview in the Tribune.
The actor also stated in the interview that despite the harshness of the Tarantino film, his career was "nothin 'but luckily."
"Seriously. I have been fortunate every step of the way," he said.
Forster is survived by his children: Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen; his grandchildren: Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia; and longtime partner Denise Grayson, others have reported. .