by MPD
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forestwhitakeroscar2007When I grow up I think I’d like to be Forest Whitaker. Half-actor, half-activist — Whitaker is not only a powerhouse actor, but a powerhouse humanitarian.

To continue his good work, Forest will host a special screening of Kassim The Dream, a multiple award-winning documentary based on the journey of a Ugandan child from child soldier to world champion boxer.

The screening will be held on January 29th and help benefit Hope North – a refuge for orphans and escaped child soldiers in northern Uganda that provides schooling and training to rebuild their lives.

Tickets to the event are a mere $25 and include VIP seating at ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles, and a cocktail reception and question and answer period afterwards.

So find out more, visit the Hope North website!


  • Tamara

    Do you know if he’s vegan or vegetarian? His wife and daughter were at Farm Sanctuary’s celebration FOR the turkeys in November so I was wondering… :-)

  • Vegetarian Star

    Last confirmed, Forest Whitaker is veggie!

    He and his daughter have also done work with PETA in the past.

  • parrish

    Tamara- Yes, Forest is a proud vegetarian. He also owns a raw restaurant in Cali!