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Quentin Tarantino pays tribute to the late Robert Forster

Over the weekend the iconic actor, famed for his roles in Jackie Brown and Breaking Bad among many others, Robert Forster sadly passed away. Today Jackie Brown director Quentin Tarantino paid a touching tribute to the recently passed actor.

The actor won a nomination for an Academy Award after his portrayal of Max Cherry, a Bondsman who falls in love with Tarantino’s titular character Jackie. It was a career-defining role and would shape much of his later career, reviving interest in his work. Tarantino, after seeing Forster for a role on his debut Reservoir Dogs, he wrote the role of Max Cherry especially for him.

“Today the world is left with one less gentlemen,” Tarantino wrote in a statement. “One less square shooter. One less good man. One less wonderful father. One less marvellous 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.”

Tarantino concluded his message with, “I will miss you dearly my old friend. Bye bye Max. Bye bye Miles. Bye bye Bob.”