Jackie Brown and Breaking Bad actor Robert Forster dies aged 78

Robert Forster

Robert Forster

Actor Robert Forster, known for his roles in movies like Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" as well as his role in "Breaking Bad" has passed away at the age of 78.

The actor died on Friday at his Los Angeles home from brain cancer, his agent told The Hollywood Reporter.

Details of his memorial service have not yet been announced, Berlin said. "A lovely man and a consummate actor", and he recalled meeting Forster on the movie "Alligator" almost four decades ago.

Forster's last movie was a reprisal of hisBreaking Bad character, Ed, in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which was released on Netflix the same day as his death.

"I never forgot how kind and generous he was to a young kid just starting out in Hollywood", Cranston wrote.

On social media, fellow actors and costars, including Pam Grier and Bryan Cranston, paid tribute to Forster.

A fortuitous role in the 1965 Broadway production "Mrs". Dally Has a Lover, opposite Arlene Francis.

Forster also starred in "Medium Cool", "Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks". "Everything you do in life is superfluous compared to that", he said in the Tribune interview.

Our thoughts are with Robert's family and friends during this hard time. "I was taking whatever fell through the cracks". I thought I said goodbye to this guy so many years ago.

Tarantino replied: "I hire anybody I want". Thank you for loving me. He'd lose the supporting actor Oscar that year to Robin Williams for "Good Will Hunting". In 2012, he was cast as Bud Baxter in the sitcom Last Man Standing, playing Tim Allen's father.

"You learn to take whatever jobs there are and make the best you can out of whatever you've got".

Forster is survived by his four children, four grandchildren, and long-time partner, Denise Grayson.