Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Forest Whitaker Quote of the Month: February 2006

Bird was Forest Whitaker's first starring role after years of supporting roles in film and television. Here he plays Jazz great Charlie Parker who, like many other musicians before and after him, had a life plagued with some highs and a lot of drug-induced lows. It's a storyline we've seen quite a lot of recently with Ray and Walk the Line, but Whitaker (with the help of Director Clint Eastwood) makes the story unique and all his own.

Chan Parker - "Dizzy sent you a birthday card. Seems he's back in town. Do you owe him a phone call?"

Charlie Parker - "I owe Dizzy everything ... except a phone call."

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