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Danny Glover

Highest Rated:   97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016)
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Birthplace:   San Francisco, California, USA
A distinguished actor of the stage and screen, Danny Glover is known for his work in both Hollywood blockbusters and serious dramatic films. Towering and quietly forceful, Glover lends gravity and complexity to the diverse characters he has portrayed throughout his lengthy career.A native of San Francisco, where he was born July 22, 1947, Glover attended San Francisco State and received his dramatic training at the American Conservatory Theatre's Black Actors' Workshop. He made his film debut in Escape from Alcatraz (1979). In the early '80s, Glover made his name portraying characters ranging from the sympathetic in Places in the Heart (1984) to the menacing in Witness (1985) and The Color Purple (1984). He reached box-office-gold status with the three Lethal Weapon flicks produced between 1987 and 1992, playing the conservative, family-man partner of "loose cannon" L.A. cop Mel Gibson. Glover carried over his fiddle-and-bow relationship with Gibson into his off-screen life, and also contributed an amusing cameo (complete with his Lethal Weapon catch-phrase "I'm gettin' too old for this!") in Maverick (1994). In 1998, Glover again reprised his role for the blockbuster-proportioned Lethal Weapon 4, and that same year gave a stirring performance in the little-seen Beloved.In the following years Glover would walk the line between Hollywood heavyweight and serious-minded independent actor with a skill most actors could only dream of, with an affectinate role in Wes Anderson's 2001 comedy drama The Royal Tenenbaums and a surprising turn toward horror in Saw serving well to balance out lesser-seen but equally powerful turns in Boseman and Lena, 3 A.M., and Lars von Trier's Manderlay. The same year that Glover retreated into the woods as a haunted Vietnam veteran in the low-key drama Missing in America, he would turn in a series of guest appearances on the long-running television medical drama E.R. Despite a filmography that seemed populated with an abundance of decidedly serious dramas in the years following the millennial turnover, Glover did cut loose in 2006 when he took a role as Tim Allen's boss in The Shaggy Dog and stepped into the studio to offer vocal performances in the animated kid flicks The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Barnyard. On television, Glover played the title role in Mandela (1987), cowpoke Joshua Deets in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove, legendary railroad man John Henry in a 1988 installment of Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales, and the mercurial leading character in the 1989 "American Playhouse" revival of A Raisin in the Sun. For his role in Freedom Song as a caring father struggling to raise his young son in 1960s-era Mississippi, Glover was nominated for an Emmy award and took home an Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special. Glover played a proprietor of a struggling blues club in John Sayles' musical drama Honeydripper in 2007, and went on to participate in The Garden (2008), a documentary about a produce garden developed in the aftermath of the L.A. riots. He continued to tackle complex social issues as an executive producer for Trouble the Water, a 2008 documentary following the struggles of New Orleans residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and as an associate producer for The Time That Remains (2009), a poignant series of short stories about Palestinians in Israel. Glover also worked as an associate producer for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, an avante-gard fantasy drama that received the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Death Race: Anarchy
  • Baltimore Bob
2018
No Score Yet Death Race: Anarchy
  • Baltimore Bob
2018
32% Monster Trucks
  • Mr. Weathers
$33.3M 2017
No Score Yet Extortion
  • Constable Haagen
2017
No Score Yet Dionne
  • Mansel Warwick
2017
No Score Yet The Good Catholic
  • Actor
2017
49% Almost Christmas
  • Walter
$41.8M 2016
47% Complete Unknown
  • Roger
$0.2M 2016
0% Andron (Andròn - The Black Labyrinth)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Back In The Day
  • Eddie "Rocks" Travor
2016
40% About Scout
  • Red
2016
97% Cemetery of Splendor
  • Producer
$30.8k 2016
11% Dirty Grandpa
  • Stinky
$34.7M 2016
21% Diablo
  • Benjamin Carver
2016
62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Agents of Change
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Darkweb
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Consumed
  • Hal Westbrook
2015
62% This Changes Everything
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
$13.2k 2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses
  • Bernie Pope
2015
No Score Yet The Shift
  • Actor
2015
11% Supremacy
  • Mr. Walker
2015
No Score Yet Gridlocked
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Toxin
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Waffle Street
  • Edward Collins
2015
No Score Yet Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou
  • Bernie Pope
2015
No Score Yet Checkmate
  • Elohim
2015
No Score Yet Bad Asses on the Bayou
  • Actor
2015
90% Concerning Violence
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Yellowbird
  • Actor
2014
82% Beyond the Lights
  • Captain Nicol
$14.7M 2014
No Score Yet Day of the Mummy
  • Actor
2014
14% Rage
  • Detective Peter St. John
2014
No Score Yet 2047 - Sights of Death
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet From Above
  • William
2014
93% Casting By
  • Actor
$14.5k 2013
No Score Yet Extraction
  • Harding
2013
38% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
  • Thurgood Marshall
2013
No Score Yet Space Warriors
  • Commander Phillips
2013
No Score Yet The Bouquet
  • Actor
2013
35% LUV
  • Arthur
$0.2M 2013
No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Shuffleton's Barbershop
  • Charlie Shuffleton
2013
No Score Yet Highland Park
  • Ed
2013
No Score Yet Tula: The Revolt
  • Shinishi
2013
94% The House I Live In
  • Executive Producer
$0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Toxin
  • Dr. Locke
2012
No Score Yet Shadows Of Liberty
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Chasing Shakespeare
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Highway
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Hannah's Law
  • Isom Dart
2012
No Score Yet Sins Expiation
  • Father Leonard
2012
No Score Yet The Children's Republic
  • Actor
2012
91% The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
  • Producer
  • Actor
$0.2M 2011
9% Age of the Dragons
  • Ahab
2011
78% Mooz-lum
  • Dean Francis
2011
No Score Yet Down For Life
  • Mr. Shannon
$40.1k 2011
No Score Yet Mysteria
  • Investigator
2011
0% Donovan's Echo
  • Donovan Matheson
2011
No Score Yet Son Of Morning
  • Gabriel Peters
2011
No Score Yet Five Minarets in New York
  • Marcus
2010
16% Alpha and Omega
  • Winston
$25.1M 2010
17% Legendary
  • Harry "Red" Newman
$0.2M 2010
54% Salt of This Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr)
  • Producer
2010
No Score Yet För Kärleken (Dear Alice)
  • Actor
2010
41% Death at a Funeral
  • Uncle Russell
$16.1M 2010
No Score Yet The Harimaya Bridge
  • Joseph Holder
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet I Want To Be A Soldier
  • School Director
2010
No Score Yet Act Of Vengeance
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
2010
39% 2012
  • President Thomas Wilson
$166.2M 2009
81% Soundtrack For A Revolution
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Night Train
  • Miles
2009
48% Battle For Terra
  • President Chen
$1.7M 2009
No Score Yet Cooking with B. Smith and Friends - Desserts
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Rapunzel ... And More Classic Fairytales
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Poliwood
  • Actor
2009
12% Saw V
  • David Tapp
$56.8M 2008
No Score Yet Tortoise vs. Hare
  • Walter Tortoise
2008
96% Trouble the Water
  • Executive Producer
$0.2M 2008
77% The Garden
  • Actor
2008
43% Blindness
  • Old man with the Black Eye Patch
$3.1M 2008
66% Be Kind Rewind
  • Mr. Fletcher
$11.2M 2008
33% Gospel Hill
  • John Malcolm
2008
No Score Yet Africa Unite
  • Actor
2008
68% Honeydripper
  • Tyrone 'Pine Top' Purvis
2007
83% Poor Boy's Game
  • George Carvery
2007
48% Shooter
  • Col. Isaac Johnson
$47.0M 2007
No Score Yet Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation
  • Actor
2007
78% Dreamgirls
  • Marty Madison
$103.3M 2006
22% Barnyard
  • Miles
$72.7M 2006
No Score Yet The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
  • Brer Turtle
2006
26% The Shaggy Dog
  • Ken Hollister
$61.1M 2006
50% Manderlay
  • Wilhelm
2006
No Score Yet Read You Like a Book
  • Actor
2006
92% Aristide and the Endless Revolution
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Missing in America
  • Jake Neeley
2005
No Score Yet The Exonerated
  • David Keaton
2005
No Score Yet Earthsea
  • Ogion
2004
48% Saw
  • Detective David Tapp
$55.1M 2004
5% The Cookout
  • Judge Crowley
$11.6M 2004
No Score Yet Forts and Castles of Ghana
  • Narrator
2003
No Score Yet The Peace! DVD
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Good Fences
  • Producer
  • Tom Spader
2003
No Score Yet The Art of Romare Bearden
  • Readings
2003
No Score Yet Chrysanthemum and More Kevin Henkes Stories
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Real Eve
  • Narrator
2002
No Score Yet Just a Dream
  • Director
2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Henry Sherman
$52.4M 2002
No Score Yet Real Eve
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M.
  • Hershey
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet Civil War Journal
  • Host
2001
No Score Yet Civil War Journal: The Commanders
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Civil War Journal: The Conflict Begins
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Freedom Song
  • Executive Producer
  • Will Walker
  • Producer
2000
50% Boesman and Lena
  • Boesman
2000
No Score Yet Life by the Numbers
  • Actor
1999
79% The Prince of Egypt
  • Jethro
1998
78% Beloved
  • Paul D
1998
96% Antz
  • Barbatus
1998
No Score Yet Can't You Hear the Wind Howl
  • Host
1998
52% Lethal Weapon 4
  • Roger Murtaugh
1998
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldiers
  • Washington Wyatt
  • Executive Producer
1997
No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker
  • Judge Tyrone Kipler
1997
82% The Rainmaker
  • Judge Tyrone Kipler
1997
32% Switchback
  • Bob Goodall
1997
27% Wild America
  • Bigfoot the Mountain Man
1997
4% Gone Fishin'
  • Gus Green
$19.8M 1997
No Score Yet Century of Black Cinema
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Voyage
  • Executive Producer
1996
No Score Yet America's Dream
  • Silas
1996
No Score Yet Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain
  • Actor
1996
31% Operation Dumbo Drop
  • Capt. Sam Cahill
1995
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • Actor
1995
35% Angels in the Outfield
  • George Knox
1994
67% Maverick
  • Bank Robber
1994
No Score Yet Civil War Journal
  • Host
1994
78% The Saint of Fort Washington
  • Jerry
1993
80% Bopha!
  • Micah Mangena
1993
56% Lethal Weapon 3
  • Roger Murtaugh
1992
No Score Yet Brer Rabbit & Boss Lion
  • Storyteller
1992
No Score Yet Queen
  • Alec Haley
1992
81% Grand Canyon
  • Simon
1991
64% A Rage in Harlem
  • Easy-Money
1991
25% The Flight of the Intruder
  • Cdr. Frank Camparelli
$14.6M 1991
No Score Yet NBA Hardwood Classics: Magic Johnson "Always Showtime"
  • Actor
1991
9% Pure Luck
  • Ray Campanella
1991
No Score Yet Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby
  • Actor
1991
25% Predator 2
  • Lieutenant Mike Harrigan
1990
84% To Sleep With Anger
  • HarryHarry Mention
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic
  • Actor
1990
83% Lethal Weapon 2
  • Roger Murtaugh
1989
No Score Yet A Raisin in the Sun
  • Walter Lee
1989
No Score Yet How the Leopard Got His Spots
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Dead Man Out
  • Alex
1989
80% Bat 21
  • Capt. Bartholomew Clark
1988
83% Lethal Weapon
  • Roger Murtaugh
1987
No Score Yet Mandela
  • Nelson Mandela
1987
88% The Color Purple
  • Albert Johnson
1985
92% Witness
  • McFee
1985
76% Silverado
  • Mal
$33.2M 1985
No Score Yet The Stand-In
  • Actor
1985
96% Places in the Heart
  • Moze
1984
No Score Yet Iceman
  • Loomis
1984
No Score Yet Memorial Day
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Chiefs
  • Marshall Peters
1983
No Score Yet Out
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Out (Deadly Drifter)
  • Jojo : Roland
1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
  • Morgan
1981
95% Escape From Alcatraz
  • Inmate
1979
No Score Yet P.N.O.K.
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Hank Morgan
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Producer
  • Co-producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2013
  • 2012
64% Touch
2012
  • Arthur Teller
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2011
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Isaac Marshall
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Charlie Pratt
  • 2005

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