The late Robert Forster is being remembered by his Hollywood peers, including his Jackie Brown director, Quentin Tarantino. In a statement, Tarantino had this to say:
“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.”
Co-stars and industry friends are also remembering the Academy Award nominated actor, including Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Bruce Campbell:
I’m saddened today by the news that Robert Forster has passed away. A lovely man and a consummate actor. I met him on the movie Alligator (pic) 40 years ago, and then again on BB. I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood. RIP Bob. pic.twitter.com/HtunD0Fx6g
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 12, 2019
RIP Robert Forster!! A truly class act/ Actor!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 12, 2019
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Robert Forster wasn’t only one of the best people I’ve ever known in the industry, he was one of the best people I’ve known anywhere. I met him at a film festival before I’d even directed my first film and we kept in touch and would meet for breakfast, where he gave me tips on the film business, what he did right and what he could have done differently. He had no reason to do this other than our spirits were kindred and he was kind. Later on I arranged for him to speak to groups of actors, where he’d dole out advice and entertainment and play the spoons for their delight. He’d do all this for free because, again, he was simply a kind soul. I just woke up to the news he passed away. It’s been a while since we’ve spoken and I wish I could have told him what he meant to me before today. It was a lot. Hope he’s somewhere playing those spoons like the pro he was in all ways. ❤️🙏❤️
I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Robert Forster. My god. I had the privilege of knowing this beautiful man and working along side of him. A true gentleman that loved to act. I love you my friend. Thank you for loving me. You are and always will be a legend. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/CokPGjIDzU
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) October 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of the passing of Robert Forster. A wonderful actor and person. My condolences to his family. Rest In Peace my friend. https://t.co/pWu7uff9LO
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) October 12, 2019
A month ago I was set to co-present at the @SaturnAwards with Robert Forster.
We were chatting about changing the script when he suddenly felt ill & had to leave.
Before he left he gave me a silver letter opener as a gift.
I was sad to hear of his passing. He was a lovely man.
— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) October 12, 2019
So saddened to hear of the passing of Robert Forster. I had the immense privilege of working with him twice and, even more so, of being his friend. He stood for what is best in our industry; Grace, Class, Respect for his fellow artists. He will always be an inspiration. RIP https://t.co/e37tiSSKA6
— Lou Diamond Phillips (@LouDPhillips) October 12, 2019
Oh Lord, just learned of the passing of Robert Forster. What a classy man. Had the pleasure of his company on several occasions. A gentle gentleman, through and through. And what a fine, fine actor. We’ve lost a good one. #RIPRobertForster
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 12, 2019
Robert Forster has left us. A great actor, an endearing man and a good friend. RIP
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) October 12, 2019
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) October 12, 2019
Robert Forster Dies at Age 78.
Neat guy. Told me the best Marlon Brando story ever. Had a long, interesting career. Play on, Robert. https://t.co/CH0lTUy0eo
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) October 12, 2019
I will always treasure this silver letter opener from Robert Forster, as a reminder of his half-century of work from “Medium Cool” to “El Camino”—and his even more impressive offscreen presence as a true gentleman. pic.twitter.com/FtiLsRWJG9
— Richard Roeper (@RichardERoeper) October 12, 2019