'Jackie Brown' And 'Alligator' Star Robert Forster Has Died

Robert Forster Dead At 78

Most recognizably known in the genre film community for his role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, actor Robert Forster began his acting career in 1967 with Reflections in a Golden Eye, and since then he starred in nearly 200 additional films. Sadly, we've learned that Forster passed away yesterday following a battle with brain cancer. The celebrated actor was 78.

Tarantino said of Forster's passing earlier today: "Today the world is left with one less gentlemen, one less square shooter. One less good man. One less wonderful father. One less marvelous actor. I remember all the breakfasts we had at silver spoons. All the stories. All the kind words. All the support. Casting Robert Forster in Jackie Brown was one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life. I will miss you dearly my old friend."

"Bye bye Max. Bye bye Miles. Bye bye Bob."

Tarantino's statement is just one of many from Hollywood, as many well-respected filmmakers, actors and actresses have expressed their sentiments regarding the actor's death.

In addition to Jackie Brown, Forester also starred in Alligator, "Twin Peaks", Mulholland Dr., "Todd McFarlane's Spawn", The Delta Force, "Tales from the Darkside", Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence, American Yakuza, Psycho (1998), Me, Myself & Irene, "Breaking Bad", London Has Fallen, and most recently El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which premiered on Netflix on the day of his passing.

Forster was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Jackie Brown, he also received a Saturn Award nomination for the role. In 2014, he won a Saturn Award for his appearance in "Breaking Bad".

We urge you to visit Forster's IMDb page to learn about more his career in film.

The cinematic world has lost a magnificent actor and we extend our deepest condolences to Forster's family and friends.