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: 60
Highest Metascore: 87 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Lowest Metascore: 28 Rage
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
43 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
78 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Mar 21, 2014 Himself 9.0
72 When I Saw You Jan 15, 2014 Consulting Producer 8.5
64 The Prince of Egypt Dec 18, 1998 Jethro 8.4
64 Silverado Jul 10, 1985 Mal 8.4
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.3
76 Witness Feb 8, 1985 Det. Lt. James McFee / McFee 8.2
70 Lethal Weapon 2 Jul 7, 1989 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh 8.2
67 Lethal Weapon Mar 6, 1987 Sergeant Roger Murtaugh 8.2
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
tbd The Color Purple Dec 18, 1985 Albert 8.0
52 LUV Jan 18, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Arthur 8.0
83 Trouble the Water Aug 22, 2008 Executive Producer 7.9
64 Soundtrack for a Revolution Jan 22, 2010 Executive Producer 7.7
53 Shooter Mar 23, 2007 Colonel Isaac Johnson 7.4
75 The Royal Tenenbaums Dec 14, 2001 Henry Sherman 7.4
46 Manderlay Jan 27, 2006 Wilhelm 7.3
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Marty Madison 7.3
73 Beyond the Lights Nov 14, 2014 Captain David Nicol / Captain Nicol / Captain Nicol 7.3
46 Saw Oct 29, 2004 Detective David Tapp 7.2
54 Battle for Terra May 1, 2009 President Chen 7.1
81 Bamako Feb 14, 2007 Executive Producer / Cow-Boy 7.0
68 Honeydripper Dec 28, 2007 Tyrone Purvis 7.0
57 Beloved Oct 16, 1998 Paul D Garner 6.9
72 Antz Oct 2, 1998 Barbatus 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
36 Lethal Weapon 3 May 15, 1992 Roger Murtaugh 6.8
74 The Time That Remains Jan 7, 2011 Associate Producer 6.8