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Run Forest … Run

Written by PETA | February 2, 2007

Forest Whitaker is on fire right now. The vegetarian actor, director, and producer has already bagged Golden Globe and SAG wins for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator and rumored cannibal (oh the irony!) Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, and he’s got my vote for the Oscar as well. And last night he absolutely rocked as a guest star on ER.


I’ve been a fan since The Crying Game, and it’s great to see him getting some serious recognition for his work now, including his most recent masterpiece, this pro-vegetarian PSA he shot for us with his daughter, True. I posted this before, but, whatever, it’s adorable. You should watch it again.

Anyway Forest, you deserve all the success you’re having right now. Your fans at PETA are especially proud.

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  • rosario marrapodi says:

    forest whitaker is always great i admired him already in jim jarmush’s ‘samurai’ then in ‘phenomenon’ and he got a very interesting character part in ‘north and south’! i’m his fan because he is a multitalented personality and because he is a vegetarian!

  • Phyllis says:

    I’ve been a fan of Forest’s work since he played Charlie Bird Parker in “Bird”. It’s great to see him finally getting the recognition he so deserves. Whether he is accepting an award or appearing in the PETA PSA his warmth and humanity shine through. It’s a HUGE tribute to his acting skills that he plays Idi Amin so well. Hope he wins the Oscar and gives a shout out to his veggie fans in his acceptance speech!