- Forest Whitaker also produced Ryan Coogler's directorial debut Fruitvale Station. The film starred Michael B. Jordan.
- Forest Whitaker previously worked with Angela Bassett in Black Nativity.
- Forest Whitaker previously worked with Denzel Whitaker in The Great Debaters. Despite having the same last name, they are not related.
- Forest Whitaker is one of the actors to portray characters for both Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, both of which are owned by Walt Disney Pictures. He portrayed Saw Gerrera in Rogue One and voiced the character again in Star Wars Rebels.