Over his career, Forest Whitaker has played roles that weren't written for black actors.
"I had moments where the directors were open enough to let me do that, yeah," he told Newsweek for editions on newsstands Monday. "In 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' my character was written as a nerdy Jewish guy. In 'The Color of Money,' the character was originally a Yuppie."
Whitaker received a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland." He also is considered a favorite for an acting Oscar, reports AP.
But there was a time when his family had doubts about his choice of career.
"I wasn't making much money, and sometimes really struggling, but I was, like, 'No, Ma. This is what I want to do.' Those were difficult conversations because I had my own doubts," he said at the magazine's Oscar panel discussion with other actors.
"It took me a long time to feel comfortable thinking, 'I'm an actor. I can do this,"' he said.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year