This Forest Whitaker is on Fire!

Kam Williams | 8/29/2013, 6:01 a.m.

What excites you?

Two things: the success of my children and the work for social justice that I do with my foundation.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

I see someone who is continuing to try to build his connection with the rest of the world.

If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?

That everyone could recognize themselves in the face of the other people that they see.

Is there something that you promised to do if you became famous that you still haven’t done yet?

No, and my goals have expanded.

What’s the difference between who you are at home and the person we see on the red carpet?

I’m the same person, just with different clothes on. I’m the same.

If you had to choose another profession, what would that be?

I’d either be a natural healer or a teacher.

What was the last book you read?

Solutions Focus.

What key quality do you believe all successful people share?


With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you’d like to star in?

The Audrey Hepburn-Albert Finney film, Two for the Road.

What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Always tell yourself that you want to continue to grow, and you’ll be more connected to growth.