William Forsythe

Biography

Dynamically entertaining heavyset US actor with piercing eyes, William Forsythe has a superb talent for playing some truly unlikable and downright nasty characters that dominate the films in which he appears! If you're cast as the hero against Forsythe's villain, then you have your work cut out for you, as Forsthye's raw energy and menace on screen is second to none. He started out in a couple of minor film roles and guest appearances in high-rated TV shows including CHiPs (1977), Hill Street Blues (1981) and T.J. Hooker (1982). He quickly moved into high-quality feature films, including playing a small-time hoodlum in Имало едно време в Америка (1984), an hilariously funny performance as a bumbling jail escapee alongside John Goodman in the knockout Да отгледаш Аризона (1987) and as a renegade soldier in Крайни предразсъдъци (1987). The energetic Forsythe portrayed comic book villain "Flattop" in Дик Трейси (1990), was foolish enough to tangle with vengeful cop Steven Seagal in the hyper-violent Борба за справедливост (1991) and locked horns with ex-NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth in the biker action film Хладнокръвният Стоун (1991). With his expertise in playing icy villains, Forsythe was perfect to portray Prohibition mobster Al Capone in the short-lived '90s revival of the classic '60s crime show, The Untouchables (1993), and he continued the motif of playing edgy, nefarious individuals in the thought-provoking The Waterdance (1992), the oily film noir piece Нещата, които трябва да направиш в Денвър, преди да умреш (1995), as real-life mobster Sammy Gravano, aka "The Bull", in Gotti (1996) and supporting another ex-NFL player's foray into film acting, when L.A. Raider Howie Long debuted in Огнена буря (1998). Forsythe has remained perpetually busy in the new century with a plethora of feature film, telemovie and TV series appearances, and has developed a minor cult following amongst film fans for his attention grabbing dramatic skills - check out his performances in Град край морето (2002), Отхвърлени от дявола (2005) and Хелоуин (2007).

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Rock / Скалата (1996) June 21, 1996