Oscar nominee Robert Forster dies at 78 after battling brain cancer


It was announced on Friday that Robert Forster passed away at his Los Angeles home. He recently featured in an action crime drama film which hit screens in the United States on Friday (12th October). "Dally Has a Lover" before John Huston cast him in "Reflections in a Golden Eye" opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, Variety reported.

The news about Robert Forster demise has left Hollywood in shock.

Bryan Cranston called Forster a "lovely man and a consummate actor" in a tweet.

Most recently, Forster reprised the role he played on Breaking Bad, the disappearer Ed Galbraith, in Netflix's El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

"I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood", Cranston wrote.

"I've done a lot of genre pictures in my career.I've always liked them", Forster told the Bleecker Street blog upon the release of 2018's indie drama What They Had.

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Our thoughts are with Robert's family and friends during this hard time.

It was Quentin Tarantino's 1997 film "Jackie Brown" that put him back on the map.

"Seriously. I got lucky every step of the way", he said. He later starred in two David Lynch projects, Mulholland Dr. and the Twin Peaks reboot, as well as a number of television shows, including Alcatraz, Heroes and Last Man Standing. He'd lose the supporting actor Oscar that year to Robin Williams for "Good Will Hunting".

Forster is survived by his four children, four grandchildren, and long-time partner, Denise Grayson.

He'll also appear later this year in the Steven Spielberg-produced Apple+ series "Amazing Stories".