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Born: July 22, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Glover was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1990.

He is a recipient of the Phoenix Award from the Black American Cinema Society.

In November 1999, Glover filed a racial-bias complaint with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission claiming he had been by-passed by several drivers while attempting to hail a cab in Harlem.

"Racial progress in Hollywood is mostly cosmetic. Hollywood has always been a conservative place, because it doesn't consider itself art. It's about making money and getting people to buy something." --Danny Glover in Parade, February 11, 1996.

"He has a kind of laid-back comic dryness to him that really works." --Mel Gibson to Premiere, February 1992

"Danny believes that he's an important part of the fabric of what's possible for black filmmakers." --Bill Duke to Premiere, February 1992.

"Art is supposed to challenge conventional thinking . . . I like to illuminate the human experience with my work--to create dialogue, to stop people from thinking that our experiences are limited to 125th and Lenox." --Glover to the Daily News, November 2, 1997.

"I'm a child of the civil rights movement. My grandfather was born before the turn of the century, with memories of slavery in his mind, and my mother and father . . . they made me feel part of this continuum. They made me feel what was important. They brought me to this place where I am, right now." --Glover to the San Francisco Examiner, October 18, 1998.

"I don't live an extravagant life. But you still face choices. With movies, you sometimes reach a point when it becomes difficult to say no. You don't want to make a film just because you think it will be a commercial success, but it's not always that simple. Maybe you have a daughter in college or a brother who needs an operation. It's easy to be noble about turning down a $10 million film if you have a whole lineup of $10 million films in front of you. But most of the time you don't. If you had told me in 1997 that I had to choose between 'Beloved' and 'Lethal Weapon 4,' it would have been a very difficult decision, but you know what? I'd have done 'Lethal Weapon.' I'd have kicked myself over and over, but sometimes you just can't turn down X amount of dollars." --Glover to the Daily News, June 13, 2000.

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