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From my favorite movie series, Lethal Weapon:


Danny Glover (Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series) 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 Devlopment Programme Goodwill Ambassador.

The Internet Movie Database