Forest Whitaker To Receive Honorary Palme d’Or From Cannes Forest Whitaker will receive the honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. The award is for a sparkling artistic journey, a rare personality as well as a discreet but strong humanitarian commitment to key topical issues. A film he produced, For The Sake of Peace will also be a special screening at the Festival. Past recipients of the award include, Jodie Foster. What is your favorite Forest Whitaker role?
n this Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 photo, actor Forest Whitaker, who stars in the upcoming film "Repentance," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. He's won an Oscar and Golden Globe before, but it's always been about the craft for the veteran actor. That's why during this awards season Whitaker isn't bothered by being an Oscar snub, hearing so many say a nomination was deserved for his lead role in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Fruitvale Station," which he co-produced. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)