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
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: 28 Rage
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 41
  2. Negative: 5 out of 41
41 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
78 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Mar 21, 2014 Himself 9.0
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.5
64 The Prince of Egypt Dec 18, 1998 Jethro 8.3
77 The House I Live In Oct 5, 2012 Executive Producer 8.2
60 Aristide and the Endless Revolution Nov 17, 2005 Himself 8.1
64 Grand Canyon Dec 25, 1991 Simon 8.0
70 Lethal Weapon 2 Jul 7, 1989 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh 8.0
52 LUV Jan 18, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Arthur 8.0
83 Trouble the Water Aug 22, 2008 Executive Producer 7.9
67 Lethal Weapon Mar 6, 1987 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh 7.9
tbd The Color Purple Dec 18, 1985 Albert 7.9
64 Soundtrack for a Revolution Jan 22, 2010 Executive Producer 7.7
76 Witness Feb 8, 1985 Det. Lt. James McFee / McFee 7.6
75 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Henry Sherman 7.5
53 Shooter Mar 23, 2007 Colonel Isaac Johnson 7.4
64 Silverado Jul 10, 1985 Mal 7.4
46 Manderlay Jan 27, 2006 Wilhelm 7.3
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Marty Madison 7.3
46 Saw Oct 29, 2004 Detective David Tapp 7.1
81 Bamako Feb 14, 2007 Executive Producer / Cow-Boy 7.0
68 Honeydripper Dec 28, 2007 Tyrone Purvis 7.0
54 Battle for Terra May 1, 2009 President Chen 7.0
72 Antz Oct 2, 1998 Barbatus 7.0
71 When I Saw You Jan 15, 2014 Consulting Producer 7.0
57 Beloved Oct 16, 1998 Paul D Garner 6.9
39 Legendary Sep 10, 2010 Harry 'Red' Newman / Harry 'Red' Newman 6.9
87 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Mar 4, 2011 Associate Producer 6.9
74 The Time That Remains Jan 7, 2011 Associate Producer 6.8
48 Mooz-lum Feb 11, 2011 Dean Francis 6.8
36 Lethal Weapon 3 May 15, 1992 Roger Murtaugh 6.7