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Danny Glover is an actor who came into his own as Mel Gibson's co-star in the Lethal Weapon films in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Danny Glover made his film debut in Places in the Heart (1984) but gained his first major success in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg. A versatile actor, Danny Glover has played villains and heroes in all types of films, notably in Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels (1989, 1992, 1998). In March 1998 he was appointed a United Nations goodwill ambassador.
Actor. Born on July 22, 1946 in San Francisco, California, USA. Glover made his film debut in Places in the Heart (1984) but gained his first major success in Alice Walker's The Color Purple (1985) directed by Steven Spielberg.
A versatile actor, Danny Glover played villains and heroes in all types of films including Lethal Weapon (1987) and its sequels (1989, 1992, 1998). In March 1998 he was appointed a United Nations goodwill ambassador. Later films include The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Saw (2004). Danny Glover has also appeared in numerous television shows including "ER" and "Brothers & Sisters."
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