Jackie Brown star Robert Forster dies aged 78

Jackie Brown star Robert Forster dies aged 78

The actor, born in Rochester, New York state, died on Friday of brain cancer.

After a string of one-offs on shows such as Police Story, Magnum, P.I. and Walker, Texas Ranger, Forster landed the plum role of bail bondsman Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, for which he earned an Oscar nod for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Robert Forster - who appeared in more than 100 films throughout his career, including the new Breaking Bad movie - has died.

In an interview from past year, Forster recalled bumping into Tarantino in a coffee shop and having idle conversation. He also forged a working relationship with David Lynch, appearing in the director's 2001 hit Mulholland Drive and in the 2017 Twin Peaks revival.

Forster's most recent movie role was in El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie, which was released on Netflix on Friday.

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

His Oscar nomination was for his work in Jackie Brown. He would soon make his film debut in the 1967 John Huston film Reflections in a Golden Eye, which starred Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.

He was best known for his roles in the latter part of his career following his appearance in Jackie Brown. The job of real life is the job of caring for others.

"Seriously. I got lucky every step of the way", he said.

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