Actor, producer and humanitarian DANNY GLOVER (Captain David
Nicol) has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more
than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal
Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also
produced. In recent years he has starred in an array of motion pictures
including the critically-acclaimed Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and in the
futuristic 2012 for director
Roland Emmerich. In addition to his film work, Glover is highly sought after as
a public speaker, delivering inspiring addresses and moving performances in such
diverse venues as college campuses, union rallies and business conventions.
Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and
philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic
justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States
and Africa. For these efforts Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor and was honored
with a 2011 "Pioneer Award" from the National Civil Rights Museum.
Internationally Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United
Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty,
disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Glover was presented in 2011 with the prestigious Medaille des Arts et des
Letters from the French Ministry of Culture and was honored with a Tribute at
the Deauville International Film Festival. Currently Glover serves as UNICEF
In 2005 Glover co-founded NY based Louverture Films with writer/producer
Joslyn Barnes and recent partners Susan Rockefeller and Matthew Palevsky. The
company is dedicated to the development and production of films of historical
relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. Among the
films Glover has executive produced at Louverture are: the Cesar-nominated
Bamako, Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Oscar and Emmy nominated Trouble The
Water, the award winning The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Sundance Grand Jury
Prize winner The House I Live In, and the award winning Concerning Violence. He
has also associate produced Elia Suleiman's The Time That Remains, and the 2010
Cannes Palme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of
the American Conservatory Theatre. It was his Broadway debut in Fugard's Master
Haroldâ€¦and the Boys that brought him to national recognition and led director
Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in 1984's Academy
Award-nominated Best Picture, Places in the Heart. The following year Glover
starred in two more Best Picture nominated films: Peter Weir's Witness and
Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. In 1987 Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in
the first Lethal Weapon film and went on the star in three hugely successful
Lethal Weapon sequels. Glover starred in The Royal Tenenbaums and To Sleep With
Anger which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit
Award for Best Actor.
On the small screen, Glover won an NAACP Image Award, a Cable ACE Award and
earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO
Movie Mandela. He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the
acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove, the telefilm Freedom Song, and as a director
he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime's Just a Dream. Most recently,
Glover appeared in the HBO Original Movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight.
Presently Glover has completed roles in the feature films Rage co-starring
Nicolas Cage, and Monster Trucks for Paramount Pictures.