On television is the television series role best known to Robert Forster, starring in David Lynch's revival of 2017 Twin Peaks (19459004). It took 25 years.
The Oscar-nominated Forster, who died on Friday at the age of 78, revealed in 2016 that Lynch had addressed him in the original 1990 series Twin Peaks on ABC but he was tied to a pilot and could not do it. This pilot did not leave and Lynch occupied Forster in 2001 in his film Mulholland Drive as Detective McKnight.
One and a half decades later, Lynch invited Forster to re-collaborate with him in the new season of Twin Peak he made for Showtime. Forster did not even ask about the role before quickly saying yes. He was played as Franklin "Frank" Truman, the sheriff of Twin Peaks and brother of Sheriff Harry S. Truman, in the first two seasons of Michael Ontkean.
After Forster's death from brain tumor, Lynch remembered the deceased actor, thinking about her decades-long relationship.
"I'm so happy to have had the chance to know Robert and work with him," Lynch said in a deadline statement. "He was a great actor and a great person. He will really be missed.
In an 2016 interview, Forster gushed about the incredible experience of working with Lynch, "one of the great artists in this business," adding, "I'm confident I'll get a chance to live long enough to to have the chance to do it again. "
Unfortunately Forster did not get this chance.