Glover has been a commanding presence on the screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. His film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent films including To Sleep with Anger, which he executive produced and which garnered the actor the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor, Bopha!, Manderlay, Missing in American and the film version of Athol Fugard's play Boesman and Lena.
It was his Broadway debut in Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys, which brought him to national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast Glover in his first leading role in the Academy Award-nominated Places in the Heart. The following year, Glover starred in two more Best Pictures nominees; Peter Weir's Witness and Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple.
Glover earned a Cable ACE Award, an Image Award, and an Emmy nomination for his performance in the HBO movie Mandela. The actor also received Emmy nominations for his work in Lonesome Dove and the telefilm Freedom Song.
In 2004, Glover co-founded Louverture Films, LLC, dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value, and artistic integrity. He has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts. Glover currently serves as a UNICEF Ambassador and, in recognition of his dedication to public service, has been honored with the 2002 Marian Anderson Award, the 2003 NAACP Chairman's Award, and the 2004 BET Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Danny Glover Facts
|Birth Name||Danny Lebern Glover|
|Birthday||July 22, 1947 (71)|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Height||6' 4" (1m93) How tall is Danny Glover compared to you?|
|Awards||1993 MTV Movie Awards: Best On-Screen Duo (for Lethal Weapon 3)|
|The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)|
|Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)|
|The Prince of Egypt (1998)|
|Angels in the Outfield (1994)|
|Lonesome Dove (1989)|
|Lethal Weapon (1987)|
|The Color Purple (1985)|
|Hill Street Blues (breakthrough)|