Danny Glover

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  • [On how he became an actor] Danny Glover: I never thought about being an actor. In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play. As the BSU [Black Students Union] went through restructuring, I was named the minister of culture. At 20 or 21 years old, I wasn't even imaginative enough to know what that meant. But that's how I first got involved in acting.

  • Danny: It would be extraordinary for [the American] film culture to unravel slavery but it doesn't. People are afraid to deal with it. There is no framework for people to unravel it.

  • Danny: Every day of my life I walk with the idea I am black no matter how successful I am.

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  • Danny has been nominated for two SAG Awards. In 2001, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Freedom Song. In 2007, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Dreamgirls.

  • Danny has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. In 1988, he was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for Mandela. In 1989, he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for Lonesome Dove. In 1996, he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Fallen Angels. In 2000, he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Freedom Song. In 2003, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Children's Special for Just a Dream.

  • Danny is the oldest of five children.

  • Danny was arrested when he sixteen for riding around on a stolen motor scooter.

  • Danny graduated from George Washington High School.

  • Danny attended City College of San Francisco.

  • Danny was a member of the Black Students Union while attending San Francisco State University.

  • Danny participated in the longest student strike in United States history. While Danny was a member of Black Students Union at San Francisco State University, while alongside the Third World Liberation Front led a five month strike to get a class about Ethnic Studies.

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