Forest Whitaker interview, possible strabismus surgery?

Last King of Scotland movie posterIn an interview with Joel Siegel (ABC News), movie actor Forest Whitaker’s strabismus is quite noticeable. Whitaker received accolades recently for his role in “The Last King of Scotland” where he portrayed Idi Amin.

But Starpulse News Blog reports that Whitaker is considering fixing his droopy left eye that some refer to as a lazy eye.

We featured an item about Whitaker at Eyes Apart on October 14. Some have said Whitaker was an unlikely candidate for a movie star. Whitaker struggled in his early film-making days, looking for movie producers that would overlook the strabismus. But his persistence paid off.

The very thing that hindered him at first, his droopy left eye, is the thing that now endears him to many movie watchers. According to the Star Pulse report, Whitaker is not fixing his eye for vanity’s sake, but because he has recently found out that getting his eye fixed may be able to help his vision.

This article should not be taken as a recommendation for the movie “The Last King of Scotland.” This movie is rated R for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language. I do not plan to see the movie, and readers are advised to make their own decisions based on the ratings, content reviews, and their personal preferences.

4 thoughts on “Forest Whitaker interview, possible strabismus surgery?”

  1. That has to be a hard decision, because at this point it kind of defines him, or makes him stand out from the Hollywood crowd. He is an amazing actor however, and I am sure that getting his eye fix would only benefit him and I think he should go for it.

  2. I hope I am not late to congratulate Whitaker who had received accolades for his role in “The Last King of Scotland” where he portrayed Idi Amin. He was a persistent person. He had struggled in his early film-making days and looked for movie producers that would overlook the strabismus. No wonder if he had received accolades.

  3. I don’t even notice his lazy eye anymore because Forest Whitaker is such a great actor that I forget all about it. However, if the surgery will help his vision he should go for it. Otherwise, his talent far outweighs this flaw.

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