Published: Sat, October 12, 2019

'Breaking Bad' And 'Twin Peaks' Actor Robert Forster Dies At 78

'Breaking Bad' And 'Twin Peaks' Actor Robert Forster Dies At 78

Robert Forster, an Academy Award nominee for his work as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, died at his Los Angeles home today following a brief battle with brain cancer.

He worked consistently throughout the 1970s and 1980s in mostly forgettable B-movies - ultimately appearing in over 100 films, many out of necessity.

His role in Jackie Brown even earned him an Oscar nomination in 1997.

Forster made an auspicious debut at age 26 opposite Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor in John Huston's 1967 film Reflections in a Golden Eye, memorably riding a horse naked in one scene.

Robert reprised his role as Ed in the Breaking Bad movie El Camino which premiered on Netflix the day of his death.


Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was among the first to pay tribute to Forster in an emotional post on Twitter. "Everything you do in life is superfluous compared to that", he said in the Tribune interview.

Forster had a movie career spanning more than 50 years. He'd lose the supporting actor Oscar that year to Robin Williams for "Good Will Hunting". 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 had appeared in the wildly popular Breaking Bad series.

"You learn to take whatever jobs there are and make the best you can out of whatever you've got".

Forster is survived by his children: Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen; his grandchildren: Tess, Liam, Jack and Olivia; and longtime partner Denise Grayson, Variety reported.

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