Forster was born in Neu-Ulm and grew up in Davos. He was an entirely normal child and teenager with dreams. Until he turned 21 . From then on he learned to bring his dreams alive. After graduating at the start of the 1990s, Forster moved to New York and studied at the renowned Tisch School of the Arts. In 1995 he produced his first Film "Loungers" on a low budget, and with it he won the public's prize at the Slamdance Film Festival. His next film received the highest accolade from Hollywood. Actress Halle Berry won the Oscar for her role in Forster's film "Monster’s Ball", his second cinematic success «Finding Neverland» received seven Oscar nominations and won the Oscar for the best film score.
Success followed success and yet Forster remained modest – and connected with Davos. He has always held Davos close to his heart, as he enthused at the celebration of his honorary citizenship. During his childhood, Forster spent much time in the Mattawaldforest. There he discovered many ideas and inspirations. He thanks his homeland for a great deal of his creativity. Not least because he always felt at home in the Landwasser valley. Marc Forster's success story is therefore like the Rhine - with its origins in the Grisons mountains.