Robert Forster

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Actor Robert Forster, who was nominated for Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, died in Los Angeles aged 78.

The actor, born in Rochester, New York State, died on Friday of Brain Cancer.

It happened on the same day that El Camino, a movie in which he was released on the TV series Breaking Bad was broadcast on Netflix.

Forster appeared in the Breaking Bad TV series as well as David Lynch's Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks.

He was best known for his roles in the latter part of his career.

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Starring alongside Samuel L Jackson, Pam Grier and Robert De Niro, his performance was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar.

The award eventually went to Robin Williams for his role in Good Will Hunting.

Forster is survived by his partner Denise Grayson. children Bobby, Elizabeth, Kate and Maeghen and four grandchildren.

Jackie Brown co-stars Samuel L Jackson and Pam Grier were among those to pay tribute.