Difficult news to relay tonight as the Oscar-nominated tough guy, ROBERT FORSTER has died at the age of 78. It is being reported that Forster died of complications from brain cancer.
The Oscar nominee for his performance in Jackie Brown died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday.
Forster appeared in a host of films and television shows since 1967 with his role in the war film, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) and then the roles kept coming in and never stopped. He starred in such films as Medium Cool (1969), Avalanche (1978), Vigilante (1982), The Delta Force (1986), Peacemaker (1990), American Yakuza (1993), Original Gangstas (1996), Mullholland Drive (1999), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), and many, many others.
His stints on TV included Banyon (1973), Police Story (1975), Magnum P.I. (1985), Hotel (1987), Jake and the Fatman (1991), Murder, She Wrote (1986), Walker, Texas Ranger (1995), Karen Sisco (2003) and too many others to mention.
It was always his genre roles that I loved the most including The Black Hole (1979), Alligator (1980), Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (1987), Satan’s Princess (1989), Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993), Uncle Sam (1996), Psycho remake (1998), Supernova (2000), Twin Peaks (2017), and others.
Forster is survived by his wife Evie, his children Elizabeth, Kathrine and Maeghen and Robert, and his grandchildren Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia.
When I think of Hollywood tough guys, Forster always was at the top of my list and that’s what I’ll remember most about him. He was a tough-as-nails hero with a no-nonsense attitude. My younger self thanks him for all the wonderful memories he has given me and everyone else who watched him at his job.
All of us at Horror Patch would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Robert Forsters family and friends during this difficult time.
R.I.P. ROBERT FORSTER July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019