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DANNY GLOVER (Roger Murtaugh) achieved international stardom
following his comedic and dramatic portrayal of Roger Murtaugh
in the initial "Lethal Weapon" in 1987. He has gone
on to act in a variety of roles for film and television that have
demonstrated his versatility.
For his work in "Lethal Weapon," Glover was presented
with the NAACP Image Award. He received his second Image Award
(as well as a CableACE Award) for his performance in HBO's "Mandela"
in 1988. He went on to star in the PBS production of the classic
"A Raisin in The Sun" (1989) and also starred as Joshua
Deets in 1989's "Lonesome Dove," one of the highest-rated
and most acclaimed miniseries in television history, which earned
Glover an Emmy Award nomination.
Glover then starred in "BAT-21" and the HBO Showcase
production of "Dead Man Out." His performance in "To
Sleep With Anger" marked his debut as an executive producer
and landed him the Independent Feature Project/West's Best Actor
Award, as well as another NAACP Image Award. He also starred in
the films "Predator 2," "Flight of The Intruder,"
"A Rage in Harlem," "Pure Luck," "Grand
Canyon," "The Saint of Fort Washington" and "Bopha!"
Glover's early screen work includes "The Color Purple,"
"Escape From Alcatraz," "Chu Chu and the Philly
Flash," "Iceman" and "Places in The Heart."
In the last few years, Glover starred with Joe Pesci in "Gone
Fishin'" and starred in and executive produced the miniseries
"Buffalo Soldiers." He has recently completed a starring
role opposite Oprah Winfrey in "Beloved," the film adaptation
of Toni Morrison's novel.
A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actor's
Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. He appeared in
numerous stage productions, including "The Island" and
"Macbeth" at the Los Angeles Actors Theater and "Sizwe
Banzi is Dead" at the Eureka Theater. It was his performance
in the New York production of Athol Fugard's "Master Harold...and
the Boys" that brought the actor national recognition.
He has recently been appointed the first United Nations Development
Programme Goodwill Ambassador.
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