William Forsythe

William Forsythe

actor, producer, writer

William Forsythe was born on Jun 07, 1955 in USA. William Forsythe's big-screen debut came with Coach directed by Bud Townsend in 1978, strarring Audience Member (uncredited). William Forsythe is known for John Doe directed by Mimi Leder, Dominic Purcell stars as John Doe and John Marshall Jones as Frank Hayes. William Forsythe has got 7 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award William Forsythe achieved is Long Island International Film Expo. The upcoming new movie William Forsythe plays is God's Not Dead: We the People which will be released on Nov 11, 2021.

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), Capitaine Furillo (1981) and Hooker (1982). He quickly moved into high-quality feature films, including playing a small-time hoodlum in Il était une fois en Amérique (1984), an hilariously funny performance as a bumbling jail escapee alongside John Goodman in the knockout Arizona Junior (1987) and as a renegade soldier in Extrême préjudice (1987).The energetic Forsythe portrayed comic book villain "Flattop" in Dick Tracy (1990), was foolish enough to tangle with vengeful cop Steven Seagal in the hyper-violent Justice sauvage (1991) and locked horns with ex-NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth in the biker action film Stone Cold (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, Le Retour des Incorruptibles (1993), and he continued the motif of playing edgy, nefarious individuals in the thought-provoking The Waterdance (1992), the oily film noir piece Dernières heures à Denver (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 Tempête de feu (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 Père et flic (2002), The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Halloween (2007).

  • Birthday

    Jun 07, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Bill Forsythe, Уильям Форсайт, 윌리엄 포사이스

Known For


7 wins & 1 nominations

Long Island International Film Expo
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Jury Award
The Hollow (2016)
Dallas International Film Festival
Narrative Feature Competition
Winner - Special Jury Prize
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