Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is best known for his roles as Mister in The Color Purple, and as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series.
Glover was born in San Francisco, California to Carrie Hunley and James Glover, both of whom were postal workers and were active in the NAACP. Glover's mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville, Georgia and graduated from Paine College. Glover graduated from George Washington High School (San Francisco) before he first attended City College of San Francisco and matriculating at San Francisco State University. At university, he also met his future wife Asake Bomani, whom he married in 1975. The couple has one child, Mandisa.
In his late twenties, Glover enrolled in the Black Actors Workshop at the American Conservatory Theater, a regional training program in San Francisco. Glover also trained with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Actors Lab in San Francisco. In an...
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Shooter is a 2007 action film directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film is based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. Shooter was released on March 23, 2007. The film's DVD was released on June 26, 2007.
Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is a former United States Marine Corps scout sniper who left the Marines after a mission left his best friend and spotter, Donnie Fenn, dead. A group that leads him to believe they are federal agents approaches him to help entrap a potential assassin, who may attempt to shoot the President at one of three possible locations. Swagger is framed, and afterwards every law enforcement agency is after him, and he is forced to use his military training so that justice prevails.
Shooter was filmed mainly in British Columbia, Canada.
Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) is one of the few snipers in the world whose sharpshooting abilities allow him to "take out a target from a mile away." He reluctantly leaves a self-imposed exile from his isolated Wyoming mountain...,
Be Kind Rewind is an upcoming 2007 comedy film directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black and Mos Def.
Jerry (Jack Black) is a junkyard worker who attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike (Mos Def) works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer, a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality (Mia Farrow) from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, RoboCop, Rush Hour 2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Boyz n the Hood, and The Lion King. Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.
The Shaggy Dog is a very loose remake of the 1959 film, The Shaggy Dog, in which a human unwillingly turns into a dog at random intervals. Apart from this basic concept, almost all elements of the original story have been changed(it could also be more based on the movie The Shaggy D.A.). It was rated PG by the MPAA for some mild rude humor, but according to the DVD website, it's mistaken to be rated G by the MPAA.
Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) is a lawyer whose passionate practice of arguing in courts have alienated him from his wife and children. When looked to for help by the latter, he is quite useless.
Douglas is a deputy district attorney and prosecutes activists who have broken into and allegedly set fire to the lab of the pharmaceutical corporation Grant and Strictland, which they accuse of deliberately creating genetic freaks while searching for a "Fountain of Youth" that will make them immortal. This further distances Douglas from his activist daughter Carly (Zena Grey).
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, released in 2006, is a direct-to-video film inspired by the Uncle Remus stories. It should be noted that the character's actual name is Br'er Rabbit, but this film's title is simplified as "Brer."
The Exonerated is a film that dramatizes the stories of six people who had been wrongfully convicted of murder, but were later exonerated and freed after varying years of imprisonment, where many were subjected to further brutality and degradation. It was based on a play of the same name written by Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank and first aired on the CourtTV cable television network on January 27, 2005.
Actors played the roles of the five men and one woman. The script was based on the experiences of the exonerees as well as court records and media accounts. After a successful national tour, a film version directed by Bob Balaban was produced by Radical Media and sold to TimeWarner, Inc., the parent company of CourtTV.
Blank, who is married to Jensen, got the idea for the play when she moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to New York City. She and Jensen attended a conference about the death penalty and listened to stories about wrongful convictions and confessions gained via torture...
Saw is a 2004 horror movie, and the first installment of the Saw film series. It was directed by James Wan and co-written by Wan and Leigh Whannell. The movie took only 18 days to film and was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004 and saw an international release later that year on October 29. The film is #3 on Bravo's Even Scarier Movie Moments. The film spawned two sequels, Saw II and Saw III, which were released on October 28, 2005 and October 27, 2006 respectively. Another Saw installment, Saw IV, will be released on October 26, 2007 and will pick up where Saw III left off. Saw V was also announced for a possible 2008 release.
The film is focused on two men who find themselves trapped in a disused bathroom with instructions to kill each other, or be killed in turn. The two characters attempt to escape the trap, while police seek the man who trapped them in their predicament, the "Jigsaw Killer", and his other victims.
The film was originally rated NC-17 for...,
The Cookout is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Lance Rivera. It is co-written by Queen Latifah, and is a feature film debut for her mother Rita Owens.
Todd Andersen (played by Pender) has just signed a $30 million contract with his hometown basketball team the New Jersey Nets. He buys a new house in a new, high class neighborhood, and he then decides to invite his family round for a cookout on the same day he has an endorsement interview.
The neighbors are drawn to the cookout, and Todd is concerned mainly about his image, as his family's antics are making a poor impression on his neighbors. When two criminals invade the cookout so they can get Todd's autograph, the ensuing chaos makes Todd realize how much he needs his family.
Tagline:This summer, get your grill on!...
The Royal Tenenbaums is the 2001 dramatic comedy about three genius siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure after their eccentric father leaves them in their adolescent years. A largely off-beat, ironic, absurdist sense of humor pervades the entire film. As with all of director Wes Anderson's work, the tone of the film is one of hilarious tragedy and revels in the small joys of conversation and camaraderie.
The film features an ensemble cast, including Anjelica Huston as Etheline Tenenbaum, Owen Wilson as Eli Cash, Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum, Ben Stiller as Chas Tenenbaum, Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum, Danny Glover as Henry Sherman, Gene Hackman as Royal Tenenbaum and Bill Murray as Raleigh St. Clair. Alec Baldwin narrates.
Gene Hackman won a Golden Globe for his performance and the screenplay by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson was nominated for an Academy Award.
The movie begins at the point where Royal Tenenbaum is...,
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 Academy Award-winning American animated film, the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks. The story follows the life of Moses from his birth, through his childhood as a prince of Egypt and finally to his ultimate destiny to lead the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt, which is based on the second of the Five Books of Moses, Exodus.
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner, the film featured songs written by Stephen Schwartz and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The voice cast featured a number of major Hollywood actors in the speaking roles, while professional singers replaced them for the songs. The exceptions, however, were Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, who sang their own parts.
The film was nominated for best score and won for Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards for "When You Believe". The pop version of the song was performed at the ceremonies by Whitney Houston and,
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is a sequel to Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2 and Lethal Weapon 3.
In this installment of the Lethal Weapon series, Lorna Cole is pregnant with Martin Riggs' baby; they are not married but both are thinking about it and have misgivings and fears. Murtaugh's daughter Rianne is also pregnant and has secretly married Lee Butters, a young cop who works at the same precinct as Murtaugh and Riggs.
The story revolves around Riggs, Murtaugh and Butters investigation of a Chinese immigrant smuggling ring, which initiates after a vessel is captured with a cargo hold of slave labor. That night, Murtaugh finds a small dingy alongside with an entire family, which he 'rescues' and provides shelter for at his house, claiming to be 'freeing slaves'.
Information about Uncle Benny then leads them to Chinatown, where they also get introduced to the new arch-nemesis, a high-ranking Triad...,
Gone Fishin' is a 1997 comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. Nick Brimble, Rosanna Arquette and Lynn Whitfield co-star.Gus and Joe live to fish. Since their boyhoods in Newark, New Jersey, they have spent day after day on the dock praying to catch "The Big One"--but with no success. After winning Bait & Tackle's grand prize vacation package for their essay on "How Come We Fish...," the bosom buddies set out for the adventure they have always dreamed of in the plentiful Florida Everglades. On the road to the Glory Glades Lodge in a '68 Plymouth Barracuda--towing their modest fishing boat--Gus and Joe stumble into trouble when they meet the sinister and cunning Dekker Massey, who is on his way to dig up $2.5 million of stashed cash and jewels stolen from his ex-wives. Massey steals Gus and Joe's car, leaving them stranded with their boat and trailer. The twosome hitch a ride with Rita and Angie, who are also after Massey and the stolen...
Switchback is a 1997 thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, and R. Lee Ermey, set in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA.
Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 live-action movie. It is loosely based on true events which took place 1968, in the tiny Vietnamese village of Dak Nhe.
During the Vietnam War, a village that American forces are using to spy on the Ho Chi Minh Trail has its sacred elephant killed by the North Vietnamese Army because they were cooperating with the Americans. The villagers need an elephant for a ceremony that will occur within the week. Special Forces Captain Sam Cahill (Danny Glover), an easygoing man who is heading home, and his hotheaded replacement Special Forces Captain T.C. Doyle (Ray Liotta) scrounge up another elephant with the help of sneaky Supply Chief Warrant Officer Three David Poole (Denis Leary), luckless farmboy 101st Airborne Specialist Five Lawrence Farley (Corin Nemec), and short-timer 101st Airborne Specialist Four Harvey Ashford (Doug E. Doug), and transport it across South Vietnam to get it to the village on time, running into all sorts of transport problems,...
Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 Disney film starring Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd.
Taglines:Young foster children Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his friend J.P. (Milton Davis, Jr.) love to sneak into baseball games of the hopelessly dreadful California Angels.
Still in limited contact with his father, Roger asks when they will be a family again. His father replies, "I'd say when the Angels win the pennant." Taking his father's words literally, Roger prays for God to help the Angels win.
The next time he and J.P. go to see a game, he sees a group of angels led by Al (Christopher Lloyd) helping the team. Although Roger can see the angels quite clearly, everyone else can only explain the seemingly impossible acts as freak occurrences.
Roger's unique ability to see which players are receiving help from angels leads the Angel's skeptical manager, George Knox (Danny Glover) to keep Roger around as a good luck charm/consultant. Due to the much needed help, the Angel's...
Bopha! is a 1993 drama film directed by Morgan Freeman and starring Danny Glover. It was adapted from a 1986 play by Percy Mtwa and was Freeman's directorial debut.
The film was released as a DVD in 2005. The DVD has a running-time of 114 minutes, 6 minutes less than the film.
Glover plays Micah Mangena, a black police officer in South Africa during the apartheid era. Micah is tough but honest, and he genuinely believes he is doing the best for his people. He is a sergeant, with a white superior officer and in a mostly-black force. You see him training new recruits, all of them black.
His son Zweli Mangena is in a difficult position - Micah wants him become a police and follow his example. Zweli loves his father but has doubts about whether this is right.
Wider events are barely seen, though they obviously have an influence. In 1986, when the play was written, Nelson Mandela was still in prison. By 1993, when the film was released, he was free but the future was still very...,
Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 film starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is a sequel to Lethal Weapon and Lethal Weapon 2.
The movie is set in 1992, five years after Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) originally met. The pair are joined by their companion of three years ago, Leo Getz (Pesci), as well as beautiful but aggressive Internal Affairs Sgt. Lorna Cole (Russo). This time, the villain is intelligent but ruthless former LAPD Liuetenant Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson).
The story begins as Sergeants Riggs and Murtaugh respond to a bomb threat. Riggs convinces Murtaugh - who is working his last week before retirement - to enter the building before the bomb squad arrives, claiming that he can defuse the bomb himself, and that the bomb squad is always late. When he clips a wire, however, the bomb's timer accelerates, and the partners barely escape before the bomb detonates and destroys the building. To add insult to injury, the bomb squad arrives...,
Grand Canyon is an ensemble drama directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan. It was advertised as "the Big Chill for the 90s", in reference to one of Kasdan's earlier successes.The story is set in motion when a successful immigration lawyer named Mac (Kevin Kline) finds himself at the mercy of potential muggers when his car breaks down in a bad part of town. The muggers are talked out of victimizing Mac by Simon (Danny Glover), a tow-truck driver who arrives in time to save Mac's life. Mac sets out to befriend Simon, despite the fact that they have nothing in common. Mac seems unaware that his desire to befriend Simon is actually a form of mid-life crisis, mixed with racial guilt that he is well-off while Simon is struggling financially.Meanwhile, Mac's wife (Mary McDonnell), and best friend Davis (Steve Martin), are also experiencing life-changing events, she when she encounters an abandoned infant as she is jogging and becomes determined to adopt it, he after getting shot in the...
Flight of the Intruder is a 1991 film directed by John Milius, which is based on the novel by A-6 Intruder pilot Stephen Coonts. The film stars Danny Glover as Commander Frank 'Dooke' Camparelli, Willem Dafoe as Lieutenant Commander Virgil 'Tiger' Cole, and Brad Johnson as Lieutenant Jake 'Cool Hand' Grafton.
Flight of the Intruder centers on U.S. Navy Lieutenant Grafton who becomes increasingly disillusioned with political controls imposed on his bombing missions of North Vietnam after his bombardier/navigator is killed during a night-time raid. Other planes from Grafton's aircraft carrier are being shot down by surface-to-air missiles which are stockpiled in the city of Hanoi, off-limits to retaliatory bombing raids. With Cole as bombardier/navigator, Grafton plans a renegade attack on "SAM City", a park in the center of Hanoi where the missiles are stored.
The ongoing battle between American attack planes and North Vietnamese anti-aircraft weaponry (ranging from sophisticated...
Predator 2 (1990) is a science fiction horror film starring Danny Glover and Gary Busey. It is a sequel to the successful 1987 film Predator starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apart from actor Kevin Peter Hall in the role of the Predator and a very brief cameo appearance by Elpidia Carrillo, the film has an entirely new cast. The movie has received mostly negative reviews, with Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert calling it "angry and ugly."Predator 2 takes place during the year 1997, with Los Angeles suffering from a vicious street war between rival Jamaican and Colombian drug cartels. Police officers Leona Cantrell (Maria Conchita Alonso) and Danny Archuleta (Ruben Blades) await the aid of veteran Lieutenant Michael Harrigan (Danny Glover). After an intense firefight with the officers, criminals withdraw into a nearby building. A series of explosions rock the structure, followed by mysterious gunfire. Harrigan and his team investigates, only to find all but one of the criminals...,
Lethal Weapon 2 is the second movie in the Lethal Weapon series, released in 1989. It starred Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Joe Pesci."The magic is back!""....and they're not taking any crap."The movie takes place in 1988, one year after the events of the first film, and Murtaugh (Glover) and Riggs (Gibson) have become virtually inseparable. Riggs spends much of his time with Murtaugh's family, while Murtaugh is contemplating retirement. There is also a subplot about Murtaugh's daughter, Rianne, beginning her acting career in a condom commercial, much to his chagrin.Los Angeles cops Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) and Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) are in hot pursuit of a red 1988 BMW 635 M6 through the streets of Los Angeles. What was supposed to have been a routine drug bust has turned into a huge, sprawling chase and gunfight. When the BMW finally crashes into a store, the driver has vanished before the police can arrest him, although they find his car's trunk was filled with illegal South...,
Bat*21 is a 1988 movie directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William Charles Anderson. Set during the Vietnam War, the film is based on the true, costly, and controversial rescue of a U.S. navigator officer whose Douglas EB-66 electronics aircraft is hit by a SAM.
The film stars Gene Hackman as Lt. Colonel Iceal E. "Gene" Hambleton, the downed navigator (EWO) officer, and Danny Glover as Captain Bartholomew Clark, a C-SAR pilot who flies an Skymaster. The film is based on the real-life rescue of Lt. Col. Hambleton by U.S. Navy SEAL Thomas R. Norris and team member Nguyen Van Kiet, a South Vietnamese SEAL.
Tagline: Trapped behind enemy lines. A whole army after him... And only one man can save him.Bat*21 was filmed in Sabah, Malaysia.
Lethal Weapon is the first of a series of American movies that were released in 1987, 1989, 1992, and 1998, all starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of Los Angeles police officers. These movies fall into the action-comedy, thriller genre (though the first is less of comedy), and are generally considered to typify the "buddy cop" plot device.
The story begins on the night of December 14, 1987 with the apparent suicide of Amanda Hunsacker (Jackie Swanson), the daughter of Michael Hunsacker (Tom Atkins), an old friend and former army buddy of LAPD Detective Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover). A veteran cop of 20 years, Roger Murtaugh gets stuck with a new partner on his 50th birthday. That partner is 37-year-old Detective-Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson), whose wife was killed in a car accident three years earlier (later revealed as murder in Lethal Weapon 2). As a result, Riggs is a suicidal, borderline alcoholic, who has become so reckless and violent...,
The Color Purple is the ninth film directed by Steven Spielberg, and was released 1985. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. The film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie and shows the problems faced by African American women during the early 1900s; including poverty, racism and sex discrimination. The character Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
Taking place in the Southern United States during the early- to mid-1900s, the film follows the life of a poor African American girl, Celie (Goldberg), whose abuse begins when she is young. By the time she is fourteen she has already had two children by her father, who takes them away from her at childbirth and forces Celie to marry a local widower whom she calls "Mister," but his name is Albert (Glover). Mister, who had his eyes on Celie's younger, more attractive sister Nettie, treats Celie like a slave,...,
Silverado is an American Western feature film, first released on July 10, 1985. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan and written by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan. The movie features an ensemble cast including Kevin Kline as Paden, Scott Glenn as Emmett, Danny Glover as Malachi "Mal" Johnson, Kevin Costner as Jake, and Brian Dennehy as Cobb.
Tagline:Get ready for the ride of your life.Four "lawful outlaws"—Paden (Kline), Emmett (Glenn), Jake (Costner) and Mal (Glover)—meet and travel to Silverado, where they thwart a corrupt rancher and the ruthless sheriff who is on the rancher's payroll.
The film opens with a gunfight; Emmett kills three men, henchmen of a man named Ethan McKendrick, whose father Emmett had killed a few years before. Emmett has recently been released from prison for the killing. As he travels to the town of Silverado, he finds a man, Paden, lying near death in the desert. The men Paden had been riding with had robbed him of nearly everything and left him for...,
Danny Glover was born in San Francisco, California, California