Fun Fact 2 Danny Glover was born and raised in San Francisco in the
United States of America where he attended George Washington High School
and continued his studies at San Francisco State University.
Fun Fact 3: Danny Glover is a successful American actor and movie
director. He is recognized around the globe for being a huge star of the
movies. He is also a political activist.
Fun Fact 4: Danny Glover has starred in many big hit movies including
children's movies such as Disney's Angels in the Outfield, Operation
Dumbo Drop, and Alpha and Omega. He has also starred in many action
movies including Lethal Weapon and Shooter. One of the films that he is
most recognized for is The Color Purple.
Fun Fact 5: Danny Glover is also a successful director, as well as a
film actor. His first directorial debut was a short, science fiction
film called Override. This was an American film which was produced in
Fun Fact 6: Danny Glover's parents are called Carrie and James. They
were both postal workers who worked hard towards the battle for equal
rights. They were part of the NAACP which stands for National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Fun Fact 7: Danny Glover furthered his education at San Francisco State
University. Although he didn't graduate, he later earned an honorary
degree. He studied and trained at the American Conservatory Theatre at
the Black Actors' Workshop.
Fun Fact 8: Danny Glover was part of the longest student strike in the
history of the United States of America. When he was studying at
university, he became a member of the Black Students Union. The walkout
was led by students who wanted a Department for Black Studies. The
strike continued for approximately five months.
Fun Fact 9: Danny Glover has been known for openly expressing his
opinions. He has been part of protests in the past which have led to his
arrest. He is very enthusiastic and makes great efforts towards
achieving equal rights. He is a board member for The Black AIDS
Institute and The Jazz Foundation of America. He has supported United
Farm Workers and various service unions.
Fun Fact 10: Danny Glover spoke openly of his opinion following the
Haiti earthquake disaster in 2010. He blamed global warming and made
reference to the failing of the Copenhagen summit which was a United
Nations Climate Change Conference held in 2009. Danny pointed out that
this type of devastation could occur at any time in the Caribbean.
Fun Fact 11: One of Danny Glover's first roles in a highly successful
film was his part in Escape from Alcatraz in 1979. This was a movie
based on a true story. Danny played the part of an inmate. He starred
alongside Clint Eastward, Patrick McGoohan and Fred Ward.
Fun Fact 12: Danny Glover has received many awards for his outstanding
achievements as an actor. Some of the awards he has earned include
CableACE Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Independent Spirit Award, Jamerican
International Film Festival and an MTV Movies Award.
Fun Fact 13: Danny Glover has starred in over 80 hit films since his
acting career began. Some of his latest movie appearances and
productions are Monster Trucks, Scout and Toussaint.
Fun Fact 14: Danny Glover married Asake Bomani in 1975. They separated
in 2000 and he later remarried to Eliane Cavalleiro in 2009.
Fun Fact 15: Danny Glover suffered with epilepsy during his adolescent
years, however, he experienced his last seizure at the age of 35.