Known for his portrayals in Platoon, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and The Crying Game, Whitaker won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in 2006â€™s The Last King of Scotland at the age of 45. After toiling for years in lesser roles on TV and film, Whitaker earned his spot as a powerful performer with an estimated net worth between $15 and $20 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT has put in script orders for five new dramas, including H.I.K.E., a police procedural being co-written by Whitaker and Law & Order: SVU scribe Amanda Green. The project will center on a female cop who runs the Home Invasion Kidnapping Enforcement (H.I.K.E.) team in Phoenix, AZ, which is the "kidnapping capital" of the U.S.