Green Festival Speakers

Danny Glover

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Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. His film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to the cult classic Saw to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. He has also had success in the television arena, with a recurring role on the hit NBC drama series ER during the 2005 season and with a role on the popular ABC drama Brothers and Sisters.
Most recently, Glover completed filming the role of The President for the upcoming Sony Pictures action thriller 2012. He also recently completed work on Neil LaBute's dark comedy Death at a Funeral for Screen Gems, Honeydripper for director John Sayles, Be Kind, Rewind, costarring with Jack Black and Dear Alice. Glover appeared in the criticallyacclaimed feature Dreamgirls for director Bill Condon, costarring Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Beyonce. The Paramount Pictures film, based on the Tony Awardwinning musical, was released in 2006 and received two Academy Awards and additional honors. Also for Paramount he appeared in Shooter for director Antoine Fuqua, starring opposite Mark Wahlberg. A native of San Francisco, California, Glover earned a degree in Economics from San Francisco State University and also trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. He started his acting career on the stage, appearing in numerous plays, including Athol Fugard's The Island and Sizwe Banzi is Dead. However, it was Glover's Broadway debut in Fugard's Master Harold...and the Boys that first brought the actor national recognition. It was after seeing his performance in Master Harold...and the Boys that film director Robert Benton cast Glover in his first leading role in 1984's Oscar