Forest Whitaker

<b>Forest Whitaker</b><br>
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Whitaker as the father of a student on an all-African American college debate team in the Denzel Washington-directed historical drama "The Great Debaters"<br>
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<b>The 'stache</b>: Flecked with gray, curving below the edges of the Oscar winner's mouth<br>
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<b>What it says about the character</b>: Taken in conjunction with the round, wire-rimmed spectacles he wears in the film, Whitaker's facial hair is an outward sign of his character's moral rectitude and weary gravitas, framing the pained grimace he wears while contemplating his son's involvement with a controversial debate team.
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( Robert Zuckerman / The Weinstein Co. )

Forest Whitaker

Whitaker as the father of a student on an all-African American college debate team in the Denzel Washington-directed historical drama "The Great Debaters"

The 'stache: Flecked with gray, curving below the edges of the Oscar winner's mouth

What it says about the character: Taken in conjunction with the round, wire-rimmed spectacles he wears in the film, Whitaker's facial hair is an outward sign of his character's moral rectitude and weary gravitas, framing the pained grimace he wears while contemplating his son's involvement with a controversial debate team.

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