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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Robert Forster, Oscar Nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' and Albuquerque's top full-service vacuum cleaner dealer, dies at 78   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2019-10-12 02:25:54 AM  
Is he really gone or did he just decide he needed a new dust filter for his Hoover MaxExtract PressurePro model 60?

/RIP and thanks for all of the popcorn fueled entertainment
 
2019-10-12 02:45:26 AM  
:(
 
2019-10-12 03:06:25 AM  
Damn, And I just watched him in EL Camino this morning. So long Bob. RIP.
 
2019-10-12 06:32:05 AM  
Well.. I saw him in The Black Hole.  It was an interesting movie for my 8th birthday.
 
2019-10-12 06:32:37 AM  
He was on Leonard Maltin's podcast, 'Maltin on Movies' in 2016. He came off as a wonderful human being who was truly at peace with himself. Worth a listen if you can still find the episode. RIP.
 
2019-10-12 06:35:21 AM  
Man, just saw him in El Camino yesterday. He killed it in that, Jackie Brown, Delta Force, Twin Peaks, all kinds of stuff. Never flashy, always professional. RIP
 
2019-10-12 06:38:26 AM  
Jackie Brown remains my favourite Tarantino flick. Not as iconic as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, sure, but great story, fantastic work by Pam Greer and Robert Forster, a tale well told.
 
2019-10-12 07:12:34 AM  
Saw him last night on tv and thought "damn, thought he was dead".
 
2019-10-12 07:14:01 AM  
I've been hearing a lot about El Camino.  I guess it's out.  I must see it.  Huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

And, yeah, it was cool seeing Forster pop up at the end of Breaking Bad.  They couldn't have found a more perfect person for that role.

RIP.  At least you got one more movie in.
 
2019-10-12 07:28:15 AM  

durbnpoisn: I've been hearing a lot about El Camino.  I guess it's out.  I must see it.  Huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

And, yeah, it was cool seeing Forster pop up at the end of Breaking Bad.  They couldn't have found a more perfect person for that role.

RIP.  At least you got one more movie in.


El Camino was terrible.  I had to fast forward through it, and I can watch paint dry.
 
2019-10-12 07:50:02 AM  
Following Forster's return in Jackie Brown(he lost the supporting actor Oscar to Robin Williams of Good Will Hunting)
One of the all time bad calls.
 
2019-10-12 08:16:00 AM  

Aussie_As: Jackie Brown remains my favourite Tarantino flick. Not as iconic as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, sure, but great story, fantastic work by Pam Greer and Robert Forster, a tale well told.


You stole my words but that's ok. He is so, I dunno modest and self-effacing in Jackie Brown yet underlying that...ruthless in a subtle way. And as you said, the chemistry between he and Pam Grier is off the charts. Not only my favorite QT movie but one of my favorite movies period. And fu*k cancer. Especially brain cancer. It's usually quick. No mention in article when he was diagnosed. R.I.P. 😥
 
2019-10-12 08:17:08 AM  
"Save it for the munchkins."

From his role in the sadly overlooked Once a Hero.
 
2019-10-12 08:20:43 AM  
For anyone intrigued, Jackie Brown is on Netflix. Not sure of others he was in. I think maybe Medium Cool (somewhat overrated IMO) and Olympus Has Fallen (fairly small role)
 
2019-10-12 08:29:13 AM  
His best role was the police detective in Mulholland Drive.
 
2019-10-12 08:30:00 AM  

John Buck 41: For anyone intrigued, Jackie Brown is on Netflix. Not sure of others he was in. I think maybe Medium Cool (somewhat overrated IMO) and Olympus Has Fallen (fairly small role)


For us children of the 80s he was in Alligator.

Chicago cop fights sewer gator.

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2019-10-12 08:39:37 AM  
He was also good in me myself and irene.
 
2019-10-12 08:47:04 AM  

theflatline: John Buck 41: For anyone intrigued, Jackie Brown is on Netflix. Not sure of others he was in. I think maybe Medium Cool (somewhat overrated IMO) and Olympus Has Fallen (fairly small role)

For us children of the 80s he was in Alligator.

Chicago cop fights sewer gator.

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Who's the lady?
 
2019-10-12 08:47:16 AM  

Dancis_Frake: Saw him last night on tv and thought "damn, thought he was dead".


Looks like you were right!
 
2019-10-12 08:56:50 AM  

John Buck 41: theflatline: John Buck 41: For anyone intrigued, Jackie Brown is on Netflix. Not sure of others he was in. I think maybe Medium Cool (somewhat overrated IMO) and Olympus Has Fallen (fairly small role)

For us children of the 80s he was in Alligator.

Chicago cop fights sewer gator.

[Fark user image image 500x335]

Who's the lady?


Robin Riker
 
2019-10-12 09:02:50 AM  
I didn't know he liked The Delfonics.
 
2019-10-12 09:03:36 AM  
Although I love the movie, it's a pitty Mulholland Drive was never made into a tv series like it was supposed to, I would have liked to see what Lynch would have done with Forster's character.

\RIP, gizzled actor dude
 
2019-10-12 09:08:51 AM  
jackie brown is definitely one of my favorite movies

i guess winston gets to take over the business
 
2019-10-12 09:11:36 AM  

dryknife: I didn't know he liked The Delfonics.


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2019-10-12 09:24:37 AM  

Emmett Fitz-Hume: John Buck 41: theflatline: John Buck 41: For anyone intrigued, Jackie Brown is on Netflix. Not sure of others he was in. I think maybe Medium Cool (somewhat overrated IMO) and Olympus Has Fallen (fairly small role)

For us children of the 80s he was in Alligator.

Chicago cop fights sewer gator.

[Fark user image image 500x335]

Who's the lady?

Robin Riker


Thanks.
 
2019-10-12 09:25:21 AM  
RIP.
 
2019-10-12 09:27:46 AM  
What, no love for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins? Fun B-movie from the 80's. Bonus; it features Wilford Brimley as a computer expert.RIP good sir.
 
2019-10-12 09:36:16 AM  

monkeyboycjc: What, no love for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins? Fun B-movie from the 80's. Bonus; it features Wilford Brimley as a computer expert.RIP good sir.


Was he in that?  I just looked at his IMDB and he's not listed in that movie.
 
2019-10-12 09:37:52 AM  

Hendawg: monkeyboycjc: What, no love for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins? Fun B-movie from the 80's. Bonus; it features Wilford Brimley as a computer expert.RIP good sir.

Was he in that?  I just looked at his IMDB and he's not listed in that movie.


Yeah, that threw me off as well.
 
2019-10-12 09:42:18 AM  

theflatline: El Camino was terrible.


It wasn't terrible, but I'm not sure it justified its existence. Like, it was a pleasant enough character study of how Jesse suffered and changed, how he is adapting to the world now, but... I'm not sure there was enough meat on the bones to justify doing a movie all these years later. Had that dropped a year or two after the series, it would have had more resonance.
 
2019-10-12 09:50:24 AM  

Bslim: Hendawg: monkeyboycjc: What, no love for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins? Fun B-movie from the 80's. Bonus; it features Wilford Brimley as a computer expert.RIP good sir.

Was he in that?  I just looked at his IMDB and he's not listed in that movie.

Yeah, that threw me off as well.


Shoot, I'm so very, very wrong. -1 internets to me. That was Fred Ward. Sorry folks.
 
2019-10-12 09:51:52 AM  
The earliest two things I remember him for are so opposite of each other. He's the main terrorist hijacker  in the Chuck Norris/Lee Marvin flick The Delta Force.  Chuck beats him up and finishes him off with a aft firing rocket from his motorcycle. So.....not a documentary.
The second thing was as a gung ho mercenary who recruits Thomas and the boys to go rescue a comrade in a Magnum PI "we're going back to 'Nam" episode. Aside from Uncommon Valor, probably the best returning-rescue-POWs movie/tv show of that era.
 
2019-10-12 10:01:20 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Is he really gone or did he just decide he needed a new dust filter for his Hoover MaxExtract PressurePro model 60?

/RIP and thanks for all of the popcorn fueled entertainment


You remembered that better than Pinkman did.

When we watched El Camino yesterday, hubs remarked, "He does NOT look well." Sad to hear this this morning.
 
2019-10-12 10:18:30 AM  
He was also in this great video for this great song.  I don't think he was credited for it (?)

The Soft Moon - "Wasting" (Official Music Video)
Youtube GqBMq5Q4s1o
 
2019-10-12 10:28:45 AM  

theflatline: durbnpoisn: I've been hearing a lot about El Camino.  I guess it's out.  I must see it.  Huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

And, yeah, it was cool seeing Forster pop up at the end of Breaking Bad.  They couldn't have found a more perfect person for that role.

RIP.  At least you got one more movie in.

El Camino was terrible.  I had to fast forward through it, and I can watch paint dry.


Oh, wow.  That bad, huh?

Well, that's a shame.  Thanks for the warning.
 
2019-10-12 10:34:54 AM  

durbnpoisn: theflatline: durbnpoisn: I've been hearing a lot about El Camino.  I guess it's out.  I must see it.  Huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

And, yeah, it was cool seeing Forster pop up at the end of Breaking Bad.  They couldn't have found a more perfect person for that role.

RIP.  At least you got one more movie in.

El Camino was terrible.  I had to fast forward through it, and I can watch paint dry.

Oh, wow.  That bad, huh?

Well, that's a shame.  Thanks for the warning.


I really liked it. It's totally unnecessary, but a fun way to hang out with a few great characters you haven't seen in six years. Skinny Pete, Jesse, Badger, Joe, and Forster's vacuum salesman have several standout moments.

Like I said in another thread, it's like a really well produced collection of deleted scenes.
 
2019-10-12 10:37:51 AM  

rackrent: He was also in this great video for this great song.  I don't think he was credited for it (?)

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Well, he DID say in the link that at times he would take any offer that came along. Interesting find.
 
2019-10-12 10:40:00 AM  
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R.I.P Dr, Forrester
 
2019-10-12 10:47:10 AM  

Aussie_As: Jackie Brown remains my favourite Tarantino flick. Not as iconic as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, sure, but great story, fantastic work by Pam Greer and Robert Forster, a tale well told.


A-farking-men. Although I put most of that squarely on Elmore Leonard's shoulders, the actors really nail it.
 
2019-10-12 10:52:05 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: dryknife: I didn't know he liked The Delfonics.

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Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Youtube hUwYAA03MQI
 
2019-10-12 11:05:46 AM  
He was one of the better parts of Heroes
 
2019-10-12 11:08:48 AM  

Trocadero: Aussie_As: Jackie Brown remains my favourite Tarantino flick. Not as iconic as Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs, sure, but great story, fantastic work by Pam Greer and Robert Forster, a tale well told.

A-farking-men. Although I put most of that squarely on Elmore Leonard's shoulders, the actors really nail it.


Jackie Brown is one of the few times with Leonard where the movie is undeniably better than the book. Out of Sight is another.
 
2019-10-12 11:35:52 AM  

Clash City Farker: [Fark user image image 182x288]

R.I.P Dr, Forrester


Funny enough, Robert was in a terrible movie called Avalanche, which they riffed on the latest season of MST3k
 
2019-10-12 11:46:47 AM  

Mega Steve: He was one of the better parts of Heroes


This.  Peter may have been mega-powered, but he got it from his even more mega-powered and megalomaniacal dad, that could only be killed by Sylar.
 
2019-10-12 11:55:12 AM  
El Camino wasn't THAT bad!!
RIP
 
2019-10-12 12:01:03 PM  

detonator: El Camino wasn't THAT bad!!
RIP


I can only speak for myself, but I thought it was quite good.
 
2019-10-12 12:10:18 PM  

phenn: detonator: El Camino wasn't THAT bad!!
RIP

I can only speak for myself, but I thought it was quite good.


I was being snarky. I wasn't disappointed, but I was a little annoyed with some of the Sergio Leone cliches used, especially at the scene in the welding shop. That was straight out of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".
 
2019-10-12 12:11:26 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: durbnpoisn: theflatline: durbnpoisn: I've been hearing a lot about El Camino.  I guess it's out.  I must see it.  Huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

And, yeah, it was cool seeing Forster pop up at the end of Breaking Bad.  They couldn't have found a more perfect person for that role.

RIP.  At least you got one more movie in.

El Camino was terrible.  I had to fast forward through it, and I can watch paint dry.

Oh, wow.  That bad, huh?

Well, that's a shame.  Thanks for the warning.

I really liked it. It's totally unnecessary, but a fun way to hang out with a few great characters you haven't seen in six years. Skinny Pete, Jesse, Badger, Joe, and Forster's vacuum salesman have several standout moments.

Like I said in another thread, it's like a really well produced collection of deleted scenes.


I think it's more a love letter to the fans, and you get a resolution as to what happened to Jesse after he sped off in Todd's El Camino.
 
2019-10-12 12:13:05 PM  

theflatline: durbnpoisn: I've been hearing a lot about El Camino.  I guess it's out.  I must see it.  Huge fan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

And, yeah, it was cool seeing Forster pop up at the end of Breaking Bad.  They couldn't have found a more perfect person for that role.

RIP.  At least you got one more movie in.

El Camino was terrible.  I had to fast forward through it, and I can watch paint dry.


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2019-10-12 12:34:05 PM  
Sort of surprised that no one has mentioned The Descendants, though maybe I shouldn't be.  He was hilarious in it, and though it did get nominated for some Oscars I guess not many people saw it.  Fun movie and, again, he's great in it
 
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