Worthy of recognition: Forest Whitaker to receive Black Pearl Award at ADFF
Abu Dhabi will play host to film stars and other leading lights of the international film world when the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival opens on Thursday.
And attending the opening night is acclaimed US actor Forest Whitaker, who has won 23 major acting awards, including the Academy, Screen Actor’s Guild and BAFTA awards, for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin The Last King of Scotland (2006).
Whitaker, who has starred in iconic films like The Crying Game (1992) as well as turning his hand to producing in Fruitvale Station and directing films such as Hope Floats and Waiting to Exhale.
In partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre, Whitaker will receive a Black Pearl Career Achievement award.
Check out 7DAYS' preview for Whitaker's latest film 'The Butler' here.