Forster hasn't slowed down--since Jackie Brown, he has had over 30 parts to his credit. Though some are on the order of Spawn 3, he also made a hilariously deadpan appearance in Mulholland Drive, a film that is shaping up to be one of this era's cinematic landmarks.
Forster's latest release is Diamond Men, set to open this Friday at Cary's Madstone Theater. Under the direction of Daniel M. Cohen (who also penned the script), Forster plays Eddie Miller, an aging traveling diamond salesman. After suffering a heart attack, Eddie is forced to take on a younger trainee (Donnie Wahlberg), who needs to learn how to channel his lady-killing skills into success at the jewelry stores of central Pennsylvania.
The best parts of this uneven comedy explore the contrast between Forster's low-key professionalism and Wahlberg's hot-shot, gotta-have-it-now persona. Forster's gravity could well be a lesson for young actors, as well. No matter if the film is video-bound dreck like Demolition University or the latest gift from the likes of Lynch, Tarantino or the Farrellys, there is honor and self-respect to be found in punching the clock, day in and day out.