How old was Forest Whitaker in the movie Platoon?

Forest Whitaker was 24 in Platoon when he played the character 'Big Harold'.

That was over 36 years ago in 1986.

Today he is 61, and has starred in 123 movies in total, 115 of those since Platoon was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Platoon, I think Forest Whitaker looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Oliver Stone has worked with Forest Whitaker just once in his career.
  • Forest Whitaker's first movie was as 'Gowdy's Bodyguard' in Tag: The Assassination Game, released in 1982 when he was 19
  • Platoon scores 7.75 out of 10 on TMDB.
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The cast of Platoon

Forest Whitaker's other movies