Danny Glover

Biography: 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
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.

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. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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Danny Glover's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 87 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Lowest Metascore: 16 Andron
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 52
  2. Negative: 8 out of 52
52 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 This Changes Everything Oct 2, 2015 Executive Producer tbd
52 LUV Jan 18, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Arthur 8.0
48 Mooz-lum Feb 11, 2011 Dean Francis 6.5
43 Salt of This Sea Aug 13, 2010 Co-Producer tbd
51 Death at a Funeral Apr 16, 2010 Uncle Russell 5.1
49 2012 Nov 13, 2009 President Thomas Wilson 5.5
54 Battle for Terra May 1, 2009 President Chen 7.1
45 Blindness Oct 3, 2008 Man With Black Eye Patch 5.9
52 Be Kind Rewind Feb 22, 2008 Elroy Fletcher 6.7
53 Shooter Mar 23, 2007 Colonel Isaac Johnson 8.0
42 Barnyard Aug 4, 2006 Miles The Mule 5.1
43 The Shaggy Dog Mar 10, 2006 Ken Hollister 5.3
46 Manderlay Jan 27, 2006 Wilhelm 7.3
46 Saw Oct 29, 2004 Detective David Tapp 8.0
59 Boesman and Lena Nov 3, 2000 Boesman tbd
57 Beloved Oct 16, 1998 Paul D Garner 6.9