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Crispin Glover at the E! Post Oscars Party at club Drai's in the W Hotel, Hollywood, CA, March 7th, 2010.
Born Crispin Hellion Glover
April 20, 1964 (1964-04-20) (age 45)
New York City, New York
U.S.
Occupation Actor/Author
Years active 1977–present
.Crispin Hellion Glover (born April 20, 1964) is an American film actor and director, musician, and self-published author.^ April 20, 1964 .
  • Crispin Glover Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Crispin Glover: I'm working on two films.
  • USATODAY.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ It is Crispin Hellion Glover's directorial debut.
  • Crispin Glover - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Glover is known for portraying eccentric people on screen, such as George McFly in Back to the Future, Layne in River's Edge, the undertaker in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, the "Creepy Thin Man" in the big screen adaptation of Charlie's Angels and Willard Stiles in Willard.^ George McFly laughs from "Back to the Future".
  • Crispin Glover on Acid | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ You man know Crispin from such films as Back to the Future (George McFly) and Charlie's Angels (The Thin Man).
  • Street Magazine Sundance Coverage: January 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.streetmagazine.net [Source type: General]

^ From his tormented neurotic in River's Edge to his manic-nerd dad in Back to the Future , the thin, plain Glover has always popped on-screen.
  • But Crazy in a Good Way - TIME 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.time.com [Source type: General]

In the early 2000s, Glover started his own production company, Volcanic Eruptions, which issues his books and also serves as the production company of Glover's films, What Is It? and It is Fine. Everything is Fine!.

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Early life

.Glover was born an only child in New York City, and moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of five.^ Crispin Hellion Glover was born September 20, 1964, in New York City.
  • Crispin Glover - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Crispin Hellion Glover was born in New York City on September 20, 1964 into an acting family that included his father, Bruce, who had roles in Chinatown and Diamonds are Forever (remember the geeky villians who bury Bond in the desert?
  • Cult Movies - Days of Rage & Confusion: A Tribute to Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC alternativereel.com [Source type: General]

^ I went back to [Los Angeles] and acted in a lower-budget film for about five weeks and David Brothers started building the sets.
  • Q&A: Crispin Hellion Glover | Baltimore City Paper 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.citypaper.com [Source type: General]

[1] .He was named after the Saint Crispin's Day speech from William Shakespeare's play Henry V, which his parents enjoyed.^ Jan 13, 2005 Regarding her Web site name, Jessa Crispin says, "My parents are afraid to ...

^ Crispin Cider Hosts St. Crispin`s Day 2009: Rock the Saints for a Good Cause!

[2] ."Hellion", his real middle name, had earlier been used as a false middle name by his father, who did not like his own real middle name, Herbert.^ His middle name is Hellion.
  • USATODAY.com - The amazingly true tales of Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, Hellion is his real middle name.
  • What Is It? -- Q&A with Crispin Hellion Glover - LAist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC laist.com [Source type: General]

^ "Other people have said, 'You did a really sucky deal,' and I'm like, you know, I think the only people who feel good about the deal are me and Alex [Bogusky] -- and Miles [Nadal]."
  • Can Alex Bogusky Help Microsoft Beat Apple? 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: News]

[2] .His father is actor Bruce Glover and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lillian Betty Krachey Bloom (née Koerber),[3] was an actress and dancer who retired upon his birth.^ RICHARD: Your father, Bruce Glover, is an actor.

^ My father is an actor and acting teacher, and my mother is a former dancer and actress.
  • Filmmaker Magazine | Director Interviews 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC filmmakermagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ It's on his birth certificate, thanks to his father, actor Bruce Glover.
  • USATODAY.com - The amazingly true tales of Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

.As a child, Glover attended The Mirman School for the academically gifted.^ Attended The Mirman School, a private K thru 8 school for mentally gifted children in Bel-Air, California.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

He then attended both Venice High and Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1982.

Acting career

.Glover began acting professionally at the age of 13. He appeared in several sitcoms as a teenager, including Happy Days and Family Ties.^ A lead in a stage production of The Sound of led to guest spots on the TV shows "Happy Days" (1974), "Hill Street Blues" (1981), and "Family Ties" (1982), which in turn led to roles in made-for-TV movies.
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

^ He appeared on a 1974 episode of Happy Days as "Roach" and on a 1982 episode of Family Ties as "Friend of Alex."
  • Cult Movies - Days of Rage & Confusion: A Tribute to Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC alternativereel.com [Source type: General]

^ Glover wants recognition for his acting (including the production of real tears) and he repeats this mantra constantly, yet his good-natured nudging never grows tiresome.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Willard (2003) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

.His first film role was in 1983's My Tutor.^ He made his big-screen debut as a sex-starved teenager in My Tutor (1983), then followed up with a supporting role in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
  • Crispin Glover - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Crispin Glover - Biography and Filmography - TF.ORG 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

^ My Tutor [1983] - Glover steals the show in this "horny teen" flick as a total geek whose brother has to drive him to Tijuana so he can get laid.
  • Cult Movies - Days of Rage & Confusion: A Tribute to Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC alternativereel.com [Source type: General]

^ CG: Well, my business plan is that I will always play the first film first in any city that I go to.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

.That led to roles in Teachers (1984) and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).^ Friday the 13th: Part 4: The Final Chapter (1984) .
  • Crispin Glover DVDs, Crispin Glover DVD Rentals, Rent Crispin Glover Movies at Netflix Today 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.netflix.com [Source type: General]

^ He made his big-screen debut as a sex-starved teenager in My Tutor (1983), then followed up with a supporting role in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]
  • Crispin Glover - Biography and Filmography - TF.ORG 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tf.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

^ "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984) "I've seen clips of it on YouTube, but I haven't seen my dance in that movie since I was 19.
  • Role Call: Crispin Glover's Career, From McFly To 'Charlie's Angels' - Movie News Story | MTV Movie News 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He then worked with director Trent Harris on the third chapter of the Beaver Trilogy, entitled The Orkly Kid.^ Directed by Trent Harris, The Beaver Trilogy is supposed to be a documentary, but let's just say it's loosely a documentary.
  • Flashback: Crispin Glover in The Beaver Trilogy 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When I was 19, which would be 1983, I was working on a film at AFI called The Orkly Kid , which was a good movie.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ But when I was 19 I was working on a film called the The Orkly Kid with a filmmaker who was from Salt Lake City.
  • Crispin Glover, Auteur - Gothamist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

.In this short film, he portrayed a small town man who organizes a local talent show to showcase his obsession with Olivia Newton-John, much to the embarrassment of the local community.^ Did they also show a short film of his which had something to do with Olivia Newton John?
  • defective yeti: Letterman Is For Glovers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.defectiveyeti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • defective yeti — Letterman Is For Glovers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oddly enough, the actor delivered one of his favorite performances around the same time - playing a small-town kid obsessed with Olivia Newton-John in the indie The Orkly Kid (1985)--but the smaller film was completely overshadowed by his commercial success.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He also plays a small role in the film, and has been touring (it also screened at Sundance last year ) with a print and his "Big Slide Show", where he reads and shows images from several of the books he has published.
  • What Is It? -- Cinematical with Crispin Glover - Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the climax of the film, Glover does his rendition, in full drag, of Olivia Newton-John's "Please Don't Keep Me Waiting" from her 1979 album Totally Hot.^ In a short experimental film titled The Orkly Kid (which he claims was his favorite role), Glover dresses up like Olivia Newton-John.
  • Cult Movies - Days of Rage & Confusion: A Tribute to Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC alternativereel.com [Source type: General]

^ It just gives me a headache thinking about it, but this clip of Crispin as an obsessed Olivia Newton-John impersonator (that's right — he's impersonating an impersonator) singing "Please Don't Keep Me Waiting" is like the best of David Lynch.
  • Flashback: Crispin Glover in The Beaver Trilogy 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Glover's film does at least one thing that no other film has done before: It crafts a fictional narrative in which the mentally handicapped are simply treated as they are.
  • Arizona Daily Wildcat - Crispin Hellion Glover: the aesthetics of confusion - Thursday, April 21, 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC wc.arizona.edu [Source type: General]

.His breakout role was as George McFly in Robert Zemeckis's Back to the Future, an international box office success following its release in 1985. Glover did not, however, come to an agreement with the producers to appear in the sequels.^ George McFly laughs from "Back to the Future".
  • Crispin Glover on Acid | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Glover did not reach a financial agreement with the producers.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ This film is the first time Glover has worked with Zemeckis since starring as the endearing George McFly in Back to the Future and the lawsuit that followed.
  • News > Celeb > SuicideGirls Video Interview with Beowulf Star Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zemeckis used some previously filmed footage of Glover from the first movie, and inter-spliced new footage of Jeffrey Weissman who was introduced using prosthetics including a false chin nose and cheekbones various obfuscating methods (background, sunglasses, rear shot, even upside down) to play the role of George McFly in the sequel.^ On some levels, the first film has some of that step to it.
  • USATODAY.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ New people to play their young roles?
  • Posts tagged Crispin glover at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: General]

^ Crispin Glover (George McFly) only appeared in the first installment.
  • 'Back to the Future' Cast: Where Are They Now? - Inside Movies 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC insidemovies.moviefone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Displeased with putting another actor in make-up to make that actor look like him , Glover then sued the producers (including Steven Spielberg) on the grounds that the producers did not own Crispin Glover's likeness.^ (Glover looks up at them.
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Crispin Glover is a terrible actor by Doc_McCoy .
  • Crispin Glover In Toronto This Sunday With WHAT IS IT!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Crispin Glover doesn't look bad.
  • 'Back to the Future' Cast: Where Are They Now? - Inside Movies 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC insidemovies.moviefone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because of Glover's lawsuit, there are now laws in The Screen Actors Guild (TV/Film performer labor union) collective bargaining agreements clauses to the effect that producers and actors are not able to do such things.^ Because of the lawsuit, there are laws in the Screen Actors Guild so that producers and directors can’t do that anymore.
  • Capone With Crispin Glover About WHAT IS IT? (Written & Directed By Glover)!! Zemeckis BEOWULF Ponderings, Too!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

^ There was a lawsuit about it and because of that lawsuit, there is now a law with the Screen Actors Guild that says that producers and actors are not allowed to do that again.
  • Hollywood Bitchslap - Interview--Crispin Glover Explains What "What Is It?" Is. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.hollywoodbitchslap.com [Source type: General]

^ There was a lawsuit about this, and because of my lawsuit there are now laws in the Screen Actors Guild that make it so that producers are no longer [allowed to do that].
  • Role Call: Crispin Glover's Career, From McFly To 'Charlie's Angels' - Movie News Story | MTV Movie News 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to Glover, many people still believe he was in the sequel, also.^ Apr 29, 2005 11:22 PM Ian wrote: I cant believe how many people this dude got to believe he was trippin.
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4]
He has continued to play exceedingly eccentric types, e.g. playing .Andy Warhol in Oliver Stone's The Doors in 1991, as well as the title characters in Bartleby (2001) and Willard (2003).^ Case in point: his turns as Lane, the well-meaning stoner in 'River's Edge,' and as Andy Warhol in 'The Doors.'
  • 'Back to the Future' Cast: Where Are They Now? - Inside Movies 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC insidemovies.moviefone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He filled the next decade with similarly quirky, peripheral roles, including a turn as Andy Warhol in The Doors (1991) and a cameo as a train fireman in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1995).
  • Crispin Glover - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RICHARD: You seem attracted to more eccentric roles, like Willard, Layne in River’s Edge, and Andy Warhol in The Doors.

.He received mainstream attention as the "Creepy Thin Man" in the Charlie's Angels films;[5] the character had initially been cast as a speaking role, but Glover, not noting that the lines as written were exposition, convinced the producers to eliminate the lines to create a darker image for the character.^ He was creepy thin man.
  • 'Back to the Future' Cast: Where Are They Now? - Inside Movies 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC insidemovies.moviefone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even his most recent appearances - as the creepy Thin Man in Charlie's Angels, and the misshapen Grendel in Beowulf - seem to fit in with this distinguished line of miscreants.
  • Andrea Hubert meets Crispin Glover, Hollywood's icon of odd | Film | The Guardian 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ That the project eventually saw the inside of a cinema owed a lot to another implausible source - the 2000 version of Charlie's Angels, its one genius move casting Glover as the non-speaking, villainously gymnastic Thin Man .
  • How Crispin Glover went from George McFly to Grendel | Film | guardian.co.uk 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Glover narrated the special feature commentary for the DVD of Werner Herzog's Even Dwarfs Started Small and Fata Morgana.^ Werner Herzog was reacting to when he made Even Dwarves Started Small.
  • Crispin Glover, Auteur - Gothamist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

^ Werner Herzog’s 1970 film, Even Dwarves Started Small .

^ I asked him questions on the commentary for the DVDs of Even Dwarfs Started Small and Fata Morgana.

.Glover starred in the 2007 film Beowulf as the monster Grendel, playing the part via performance capture technology.^ True, Glover ain't no Brad Pitt , but he did appear in the recent box-office winner Beowulf as the monster Grendel , along with co-stars Angelina Jolie , Anthony Hopkins , and John Malkovich .
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]

^ So, the wife and I just got around to watching Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 adaptation of Beowulf last night, and in addition to the film’s soulless video game versions of a vagina-less Angelina Jolie, a buff Ray Winstone and a naked Anthony Hopkins, one of the creepiest parts of the movie was Crispin Hellion Glover’s scarily believable crazy person screaming as the mushy-headed monster, Grendel.
  • crispin glover - The Screengrab 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ EVERYTHING IS FINE." Volcanic Eruptions, 2007] Hoping to leverage some hype from his role as the monstrous Grendel in "Beowulf," the irrefutably eccentric Crispin Hellion Glover ("Willard," "Wild at Heart") timed it so that his second directorial feature, "It Is Fine!
  • Crispin Hellion Glover on "It Is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE." - Interviews - News - IFC.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ifc.com [Source type: General]

.The film was Glover's first collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis since the original Back to the Future film.^ I was lucky enough to get a seat in the packed house last night for a viewing of the first ever released footage from the upcoming Beowulf film, directed by Robert Zemeckis (or "Z", as Roger Avary calls him), and is written and produced by Neil Gaiman and Avary.
  • Posts tagged Crispin glover at Cinematical 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: General]

^ Glover - whose first big role was a teenaged George McFly in "Back to the Future" and later starred in features like "Willard" and "Bartelby" - will be in town starting tomorrow to support the weeklong run of his directorial debut "What is it?"
  • Arizona Daily Wildcat - Crispin Hellion Glover: the aesthetics of confusion - Thursday, April 21, 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC wc.arizona.edu [Source type: General]

^ On top of that, this film was originally suppose to release back in October, which leaves us wondering why the change was made.
  • Screening Room: Notable Films of 2010: Part 1 - 1/14/10 - Flint News and Saginaw News - abc12.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Glover plays the voice of 6 in the movie 9 directed by Shane Acker, and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov
.Glover appeared in the 2010 Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland as the Knave of Hearts, alongside Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.^ Look for Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and that master of the odd, Crispin Glover, in supporting roles.
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^ Alice In Wonderland: Tim Burton’s 3-D version of the fantasy story stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, reuniting director and star in the most productive partnership since, well, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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^ Johnny Depp will play the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway and Crispin Glover will show up, and high school drama class set designers everywhere will be very, very excited.
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.In a nod to the first Back To The Future, Glover will appear in the upcoming 2010 film Hot Tub Time Machine.^ Hot Tub Time Machine (pendiente ttulo en espaol) (2010) .
  • B�squeda de "Crispin Glover" - FilmAffinity 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmaffinity.com [Source type: General]

^ In Production 2000s 1990s 1980s Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) ( post-production ) ....
  • Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Glover's most defining Hollywood moment happened the next year, when he appeared as George McFly (Michael J. Fox's father) in the instant classic Back to the Future (1985).
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

.It is another time travel movie about people accidentally sent back in time to a nostalgic year with a chance to make the present better.^ Although, the books work in such a way that people who’ve seen the slide show from years before, and even if they see it another night, it works in the same was as “What is it?” in that there’s different elements each time you see it.
  • Thirsty : December 2007 : Crispin Glover interview 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.staythirstymedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I double-checked with my co-producer to make sure that I really had talked with him about recording the song "Ben" before doing this movie.
  • UGO.com Film/TV - Interview with Crispin Glover of Willard, Charlie's Angels, Back to the Future and more. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would be upset if the end of my movie that took me many years to make was cut off.
  • Phoenix - Feathered Bastard - Crispin's Day: My ever-growing library of Crispin Glover e-mails. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Late Night appearance

.Glover is often remembered for his appearance on Late Night with David Letterman[6] on July 28, 1987, to promote the movie River's Edge, in which he starred.^ Many can point to a seminal appearance on Late Night with David Letterman as the beginning of oblivion.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Willard (2003) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Glover shocked the masses on July 28, 1987, during an appearance on the David Letterman Show .
  • Cult Movies - Days of Rage & Confusion: A Tribute to Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC alternativereel.com [Source type: General]

^ During a guest stint on David Letterman 's NBC show in 1987, Glover emerged wearing a wig and platform shoes, then delivered a swift kick toward Letterman's head that prompted the producers to cut to a commercial.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Unbeknownst to Letterman and the audience, Glover appeared in character as "Rubin", from a then-unreleased movie Rubin and Ed, wearing platform shoes and a wig.^ Crispin Glover showed up in character as "Rubin" from a movie he was working on "Rubin and Ed."
  • Crispin Glover on Acid | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ During a guest stint on David Letterman 's NBC show in 1987, Glover emerged wearing a wig and platform shoes, then delivered a swift kick toward Letterman's head that prompted the producers to cut to a commercial.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ During a guest stint on David Letterman's show in 1987, Glover emerged wearing a wig and platform shoes, then delivered a swift kick toward Letterman's head that prompted the producers to cut to a commercial.
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

.Rather than a conventional interview, Glover staged an Andy Kaufman-like shtick.^ Normally, I dont find it necessary to proclaim the mental stability of the people I interview but in the case of Glover, it almost seems like I have to do it.
  • Hollywood Bitchslap - Interview--Crispin Glover Explains What "What Is It?" Is. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.hollywoodbitchslap.com [Source type: General]

^ "Crispin Glover is the only actor who can make this world without Andy Kaufman an interesting place in which to watch."
  • Crispin Glover In Toronto This Sunday With WHAT IS IT!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After being goaded by a woman in the audience (who some argue had been planted),[8] Glover became incensed and stated that he "knew that this was gonna happen" and that "the press, they can do things, they can twist things around". After a failed attempt to challenge Letterman to an arm-wrestling match, Glover delivered an impromptu karate kick just inches from Letterman's face while shouting, "I'm strong...^ Glover challenges Letterman to an arm-wrestling contest, and then karate-kicks in the direction of Letterman’s head.
  • Online Chronicles: It Should Happen to You : The New Yorker 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: General]

^ CG: I knew that this was going to happen and can I tell you because the press they can do things, they can twist things around.
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CG: (Laughs) Well, some things just kind of happen.
  • UGO.com Film/TV - Interview with Crispin Glover of Willard, Charlie's Angels, Back to the Future and more. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I can kick!".[9] Letterman then abruptly ended the segment by walking off stage, saying "I'm going to check on the Top 10", and the program cut to commercial.^ I'm going to check on the top ten.
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During a guest stint on David Letterman 's NBC show in 1987, Glover emerged wearing a wig and platform shoes, then delivered a swift kick toward Letterman's head that prompted the producers to cut to a commercial.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ During a guest stint on David Letterman's show in 1987, Glover emerged wearing a wig and platform shoes, then delivered a swift kick toward Letterman's head that prompted the producers to cut to a commercial.
  • Paul Fischer Interviews Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.filmmonthly.com [Source type: General]

.The subsequent confusion and controversy surrounding his appearance was compounded by the fact that Rubin and Ed was not actually released until 1991; however, the movie had been in development since before Back to the Future — Crispin had actually already devised Rubin's "look" by 1985.[10] Almost no-one, apparently including Letterman, understood what Glover was doing and the interview became the hallmark of the "weird" TV guest.^ Crispin Glover showed up in character as "Rubin" from a movie he was working on "Rubin and Ed."
  • Crispin Glover on Acid | SPIKE 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Crispin later came back to promote was Rubin & Ed, not Ed & Rubin.
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aaron Hillis interviews one Crispin Hellion Glover: .
  • IFC News: Crispin Glover, "I Am Cuba." - Indie Eye - Blogs - IFC.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ifc.com [Source type: General]

.Glover returned to the Letterman show two weeks later and participated in a more nearly standard interview, but used a variety of delay tactics to avoid explaining the incident.^ I will have more on the interview with Crispin at a later time on www.outcrymagazine.com.
  • Street Magazine Sundance Coverage: January 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.streetmagazine.net [Source type: General]

^ Jul 18, 2004 11:53 AM MyDadiWazABadi@yahoo.com wrote: I love the Crispin Glover appearance on the Dave Letterman show in July of 1987.
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And just for fun, Herc has video of the infamous incident with Crispin Glover, who may still rank as the all-time weirdest Letterman guest.
  • The Watcher: Weird star alert: Joaquin Phoenix mystifies David Letterman 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Glover then appeared two years later promoting a record album.^ Since he wasn't satisfied with the money offered Zemeckis wrote the plot of number two around his death and glover's image appears in pictures in newspaper clippings in 2 and 3.
  • 'Back to the Future' Cast: Where Are They Now? - Inside Movies 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC insidemovies.moviefone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Glovers appearance at our theatre was the culmination of over a year of efforts on behalf of me and my promotional partners, Amy and Steph from the Trunk Space & Perihelion Arts.
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]

^ While there had been some discussion of a second appearance later in the year, I feel it is now highly unlikely that the paths of Mr. Glover and Chandler Cinemas will ever cross again.
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]

.When again asked about his first appearance, Glover launched into a long story, mentioning meeting a fellow resembling himself named Rubin, and needing to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson simultaneous to his appearance with Letterman.^ On the other, he's known as one of the stranger figures in Hollywood, a rumor confirmed by a notorious appearance on "The Late Show," during which he read a series of negative reviews about himself and nearly kicked David Letterman in the face.
  • Arizona Daily Wildcat - Crispin Hellion Glover: the aesthetics of confusion - Thursday, April 21, 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC wc.arizona.edu [Source type: General]

^ Thanks to a series of decidedly off-beat roles in films such as Back to the Future, Rivers Edge, Wild at Heart, Charlies Angels and the remake of Willardnot to mention a certain infamous appearance on David Lettermans show, Glover has gained a reputation as a highly eccentric weirdo.
  • Hollywood Bitchslap - Interview--Crispin Glover Explains What "What Is It?" Is. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.hollywoodbitchslap.com [Source type: General]

^ I stand, and say “Is it true that, when you appeared on the Letterman show a few years ago, you were simply practicing the Rubin character we saw here tonight?” Of course I already know the answer — of course it’s true, I read it!
  • defective yeti — Letterman Is For Glovers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Here Letterman cut him off to talk about the album Glover was promoting, as the time allotted for the interview was more than halfway over.^ PS: Are you talking about you or him?
  • Crispin Glover on Letterman - Waxy.org 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC waxy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I double-checked with my co-producer to make sure that I really had talked with him about recording the song "Ben" before doing this movie.
  • UGO.com Film/TV - Interview with Crispin Glover of Willard, Charlie's Angels, Back to the Future and more. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You asked about the Letterman show, the very show that he doesn’t like to talk about !
  • defective yeti — Letterman Is For Glovers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC defectiveyeti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[11] .Glover has subsequently refused to go into detail about the reasons for his behavior on the show, other than to mention that he's flattered that fans are still speculating on the performance over 20 years later.^ I don’t care to go into detail about what I thought about the film.
  • Thirsty : December 2007 : Crispin Glover interview 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.staythirstymedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you or your rep refuse to talk to him, we will be forced to go with what other reliable sources have told us, without any comment from you.
  • Phoenix - Feathered Bastard - Crispin's Day: My ever-growing library of Crispin Glover e-mails. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CrispinGlover.com also has a clip of me performing one of the books on an episode of the Dennis Miller Show from a number of years back that I also perform in Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide show.
  • Phoenix - Feathered Bastard - Crispin's Day: My ever-growing library of Crispin Glover e-mails. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[12] .Glover has also mentioned that he prefers there to be an "air of mystery" about the appearance.^ There was Glover's infamous 1987 appearance with David Letterman, in which the jittery actor narrowly missed kicking the peeved host.
  • Crispin Glover Q&A, here tonight 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ I was reminded of that night when reading about Glover’s recent appearance at Chandler Cinemas in Phoenix.
  • crispin glover - The Screengrab 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ AM J. says: Having spoken with Mr. Yenkala about Mr. Glover’s fateful appearance in extreme detail before any of this hit the New Times, his story has been consistent throughout.
  • Phoenix - Feathered Bastard - Crispin's Day: My ever-growing library of Crispin Glover e-mails. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Music

In 1989, during a hiatus from films, Glover released an album called The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution, The Solution Equals Let It Be through Restless Records, produced by Barnes & Barnes (of "Fish Heads" fame). .The album features original songs like "Clowny Clown Clown", warped covers of Lee Hazlewood's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and Charles Manson's "I'll Never Say Never to Always" (sung in falsetto), and readings from his art books Rat Catching and Oak Mot (see Books section below).^ The best Joker we'll never see.
  • The Joker... to be played by the most humorless actor in Hollywood' -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.aint-it-cool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Among his most famous volumes are "Rat Catching" and "Oak-Mot", both Victorian-era stories updated with macabre illustrations and cut-up text.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1989 he released an album of spoken word readings and cover tunes (including a rendition of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'") entitled "The Big Problem [does not equal] the Solution.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Sample pages from these books are featured in the album's liner notes.
The back cover of the album is a collage of figures relating to each track on the album, with a puzzle: "All words and lyrics point to THE BIG PROBLEM. The solution lay within the title; LET IT BE. Crispin Hellion Glover wants to know what you think these nine things all have in common." He included his home phone number with copies of the album, encouraging listeners to phone when they had "solved" his puzzle. .Glover later commented that he was surprised how many people figured it out.^ EB: Many people who have seen the film also note how charming he is, though.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ I have restrained myself in my comments regarding Mr. Glover's attitude and behaviour and I have gone out of my way to emphasize the positive, which, if you'll notice, did indeed very explicitly mention how great he was with his fans.
  • Phoenix - Feathered Bastard - Crispin's Day: My ever-growing library of Crispin Glover e-mails. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it’s a different language, and I’m learning Czech, but it’s not easy, and I’m trying to figure out how everything works.
  • Thirsty : December 2007 : Crispin Glover interview 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.staythirstymedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 2003, he recorded a cover version of the Michael Jackson song "Ben" to coincide with the release of the film Willard.^ I recorded the song 'Ben' for the end of the film.
  • Blunt Revew: Film Reviews, Celebrity Interviews, Music Reviews with Web Celeb Emily Blunt 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.bluntreview.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a hard-to-describe film career, which ranges from big-budget flicks like Charlie's Angels to oddball fare like the 2003 Willard remake.
  • Crispin Glover Q&A, here tonight 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Jackson's rehearsals for his planned London stage shows become a fascinating, high-energy film about the artist at work.
  • Crispin Glover at the Cinematheque: Movie pick for Nov. 20, plus Also Playing capsule reviews for Nov. 20-26 | Movies - cleveland.com - 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

.In the eccentric music video for the song, which is included on the Willard DVD, he sings to a rat named Ben.^ Also here is the alternative ending where Willard meets Ben in a final man-to-rat fracas.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Willard (2003) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ UGO: Can you talk about your work on the "Ben" music video from the movie?
  • UGO.com Film/TV - Interview with Crispin Glover of Willard, Charlie's Angels, Back to the Future and more. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Click here to read a review of Willard and watch Crispin Glover's video for "Ben."
  • UGO.com Film/TV - Interview with Crispin Glover of Willard, Charlie's Angels, Back to the Future and more. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A number of songs using Glover's name as the title have been recorded by various artists, including goth rock band Scarling. and Chicago outsider musician Wesley Willis.

Books

Glover has written between 15 and 20 books.[10] .Oak-Mot and Rat Catching are featured prominently during his Big Slide Show presentation, and are presented as visual art as much as written art.^ Toured with " Crispin Glover 's Big Slide Show", reading passages of his books, showing slides of said books, and also screening (first) The Orkly Kid (1985), then in later shows, What Is It?
  • Crispin Glover 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He also mounted The Big Slide Show, a traveling one-man performance-art piece incorporating footage from What Is It?, music from his records, and images from his books, which additionally included 1990's Oak Mot and 1992's Concrete Inspection.
  • Crispin Glover - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Crispin Glover will be on hand at all the screenings to answer questions and present his "Big Slide Show" featuring illustrations and narration from eight of his novels.
  • Crispin Glover, Auteur - Gothamist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

.He constructs the books by reusing old novels and other publications which have fallen into public domain due to their age (for example, Rat Catching was constructed from an 1896 book Studies in the Art of Rat Catching, and Oak-Mot was constructed from an 1868 novel of the same title).^ He also mounted The Big Slide Show, a traveling one-man performance-art piece incorporating footage from What Is It?, music from his records, and images from his books, which additionally included 1990's Oak Mot and 1992's Concrete Inspection.
  • Crispin Glover - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Among his most famous volumes are "Rat Catching" and "Oak-Mot", both Victorian-era stories updated with macabre illustrations and cut-up text.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s kind of hard to describe, but it was a very, very bizarre kind of art project, where he was basically taking bits of other books and making collages and claiming it as an original work.
  • A chat with Weird Al Yankovic, Weird Al Yankovic interview, The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.bullz-eye.com [Source type: General]

.He rearranges text, blacks out certain standing passages, and adds his own prose (and sometimes images) into the margins and elsewhere, thus creating an entirely new story.^ I don't know if Joaquin is trying to force upon everyone his new image because he's no longer in acting and now going into music or what.
  • The Watcher: Weird star alert: Joaquin Phoenix mystifies David Letterman 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Four of his books have been published so far, through his publishing company, Volcanic Eruptions.^ He wrote his first book, "Billow Rock", before age 18, and since then he's gone on to create a library of peculiar titles (several of which have been published through his family's Volcanic Eruptions press).
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ I've now published four books, I've had a record out, and I've produced, directed and edited two different films that I'm proud of.
  • crispin glover - The Screengrab 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

Other known titles include The Backward Swing and Round My House.
Year† Title
1982 Billow and the Rock[10]
1988 Rat-Catching
1989 Oak-Mot
1990 Concrete Inspection*
1992 What it is, and How it is Done
†The publishing years listed above may not represent first edition publication dates, but may include subsequent available editions.
‡Not published.
*Re-issued.
•Out of Print.

Directorial work

.Glover made his directorial debut with 2005's What Is It?, a surreal art film featuring a cast of actors with down syndrome.^ Is not a film about Down's Syndrome.
  • What Is It? -- Q&A with Crispin Hellion Glover - LAist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC laist.com [Source type: General]

^ "This is not a film about Down's syndrome.
  • Andrea Hubert meets Crispin Glover, Hollywood's icon of odd | Film | The Guardian 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ There’s nobody with Down’s Syndrome in the film who has sex.
  • What Is It? -- Q&A with Crispin Hellion Glover - LAist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC laist.com [Source type: General]

.It premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.^ We will update you on all that's going on in Park City for the Sundance 2005 Film Festival.
  • Street Magazine Sundance Coverage: January 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.streetmagazine.net [Source type: General]

^ I would like to welcome all of you to Street Magazine's Coverage of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Street Magazine Sundance Coverage: January 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.streetmagazine.net [Source type: General]

^ Whether you’re heading to the Sundance Film Festival this weekend or not, you can still drink like a “Utahn” (and no, that’s not a joke).
  • Las Vegas Weekly : "Sundance Day 3 Recap: Lil Jon, big night" by Nocturnal Admissions 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.lasvegasweekly.com [Source type: General]

.The movie, with a budget of only $150,000, took almost a decade to complete and was originally intended to be a short film.^ And it was too long for the concepts that were in the movie; in fact the film is only 72 minutes now.
  • Crispin Glover, Auteur - Gothamist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

^ Synopsis: Perhaps the reason there are so many filmed versions of Hamlet is that in each decade every great Shakespeareian actor, and almost any movie actor with a yen to prove his versatility wants to tilt at this particular thespian windmill.
  • Anthony Hopkins Filmography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

^ Then they took a small amount of footage of me from the original film into that film.
  • Capone With Crispin Glover About WHAT IS IT? (Written & Directed By Glover)!! Zemeckis BEOWULF Ponderings, Too!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: General]

.Most of the primary footage was shot in 12 days, stretched over a two-and-a-half year period.^ "Just the other day, I was walking by the kitchen in the office," says the young art director, two years into working for Bogusky.
  • Can Alex Bogusky Help Microsoft Beat Apple? 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: News]
  • Can Alex Bogusky Help Microsoft Beat Apple? | Fast Company 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: General]

^ Emily Kokal: The EP was recorded two years ago and most of the songs on it were written more than five years ago.
  • Pitchfork: New Release: Various Artists: The Minimal Wave Tapes, Volume One 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Pitchfork: Autechre Announce New Album 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Production was mostly funded by the actor's roles in Willard and the Charlie's Angels films.^ I did Charlie’s Angels, ultimately it was to fund the Steve Stewart film.
  • What Is It? -- Q&A with Crispin Hellion Glover - LAist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC laist.com [Source type: General]

^ And for fans of the quirky character actor, who's given memorable performances in movies ranging from Back to the Future and Charlie's Angels to Willard and River's Edge , to name a few, it must've been a Gloverama dream come true.
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Phoenix News - The Bird needles Crispin Glover over his alleged meltdown at Chandler Cinemas - page 1 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: General]

^ New York Times Role Call: Crispin Glover's Career, From McFly To 'Charlie's Angels' - Jan 17, 2007 ...'It would be nice if people understood ...

Glover's second film, It is Fine. .Everything is Fine! was written by Utah writer-actor Steven C. Stewart.^ Steven C. Stewart’s screenplay was written in genre style, like a television murder mystery movie from the ‘70s.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ Everything Is Fine , “a psychosexual drama written by and starring Steven C Stewart, who died soon after the film was completed.
  • crispin glover - The Screengrab 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ Everything Is Fine, SuicideGirls caught up with Glover to chat about creative financing, working with Steven C. Stewart, and the importance of choosing one's words carefully.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

.Stewart was born with a severe case of cerebral palsy and had been confined to a nursing home for about ten years.^ He has a very severe case of cerebral palsy.
  • What Is It? -- Q&A with Crispin Hellion Glover - LAist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC laist.com [Source type: General]

^ He was born with a severe case of Cerebral Palsy and he had been locked in a nursing home when he was in his early 20s when his mother died and he couldn’t get out for approximately 10 years.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of it has to do with the fact that he has Cerebral Palsy but even more than that it really has to do with this particularity that he has about hair.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

.The second film is a fantastical psycho-sexual re-telling of life from Stewart's point of view.^ As soon as anybody puts anything on film, it automatically has a point of view, and it's somebody else's point of view, and it's impossible for it to be yours.
  • Crispin Glover - Biography 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The reason that graphic sexuality is in the film, has to do with a man named Steven C. Stewart.
  • What Is It? -- Q&A with Crispin Hellion Glover - LAist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC laist.com [Source type: General]

.It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.^ Everything Is Fine, made its world premiere at 2007's Sundance Film Festival, dizzying audiences with its bold and fresh treatment of what might otherwise be considered taboo subject matter.
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ We will update you on all that's going on in Park City for the Sundance 2005 Film Festival.
  • Street Magazine Sundance Coverage: January 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.streetmagazine.net [Source type: General]

^ I would like to welcome all of you to Street Magazine's Coverage of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Street Magazine Sundance Coverage: January 2005 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.streetmagazine.net [Source type: General]

.Glover is planning a third film called It is Mine which will end the It? Trilogy.^ Actor Crispin Glover discusses his film trilogy - May 9, 2008 Crispin Glover is passionate about acting but, perhaps, more passionate about the trilogy of films he's about to unleash on the public.

^ If Glover has his way, he'll ultimately make his mark with his trilogy of films exploring the ways in which the monolithic American movie industry systematically excises various taboos from cinema.
  • Crispin Glover, Auteur - Gothamist 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

^ The second film in Glover's trilogy, It Is Fine!
  • Interviews > Crispin Hellion Glover: It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

Filmography

Year Film Character
1981 Best of Times Crispin
1982 The Facts of Life Cadet #1
1983 The Kid with the 200 I.Q.
My Tutor Jack
High School U.S.A. Archie Feld
Happy Days Roach
Hill Street Blues Space Cadet
1984 Family Ties Doug
Racing with the Moon Gatsby Boy
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Jimbo Anderson
Teachers Danny
1985 The Orkly Kid Larry
Back to the Future George McFly
1986 At Close Range Lucas
River's Edge Layne
1989 Twister Howdy
1990 Where the Heart Is Lionel
Wild at Heart Dell
1991 Rubin and Ed Rubin Farr
Little Noises Joey
Ferdydurke Mintus
The Doors Andy Warhol
1993 Hotel Room Danny
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Howard Barth
What's Eating Gilbert Grape Bobby McBurney
1994 Chasers Howard Finster
1995 Dead Man Train Fireman
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Milo
2000 Nurse Betty Roy Ostery
Charlie's Angels Creepy Thin Man
2001 Bartleby Bartleby
Fast Sofa Jules Langdon
2002 Crime and Punishment Raskolnikov
Like Mike Stan Bittleman
2003 Willard Willard Stiles
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Creepy Thin Man
2004 Incident at Loch Ness Party Guest
2005 What Is It? Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man's inner psyche
Drop Dead Sexy Eddie
2006 Simon Says Simon/Stanley
2007 Epic Movie Willy
The Wizard of Gore Montag the Magnificent
It is Fine. Everything is Fine! (director)
Beowulf Grendel
2008 Deja Vu Himself
Open Season 2 Fifi (voice only)
Freezer Burn:The Invasion of Laxdale Viergacht
2009 9 6 (voice only)
2010 Alice in Wonderland The Knave of Hearts

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Crispin Glover
Born Crispin Hellion Glover
April 20, 1964 (1964-04-20) (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Author
Years active 1977–present

Crispin Hellion Glover (born April 20, 1964) is an American film actor, director and screenwriter, avant-garde musician, publisher and author. Glover is known for portraying eccentric people on screen such as George McFly in the Back to the Future Trilogy, Layne in River's Edge, unfriendly recluse Rubin Farr in Rubin and Ed, the "Creepy Thin Man" in the big screen adaptation of Charlie's Angels and its sequel, Willard Stiles in the Willard remake, and The Knave of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.

In the late 1980s Glover started his company, Volcanic Eruptions, which issues his books and also serves as the production company of Glover's films, What Is It? and It is Fine. Everything is Fine!. Glover tours with those films and plans on filming more at the property he owns in the Czech Republic.[1]

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Early life

Glover was born an only child in New York City, and moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of five.[2] His father is actor Bruce Glover and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lillian Betty Krachey Bloom (née Koerber),[3] was an actress and dancer who retired upon his birth. He was named after the Saint Crispin's Day speech from William Shakespeare's play Henry V, which his parents enjoyed.[4] "Hellion", his real middle name, had earlier been used as a false middle name by his father, who did not like his own real middle name, Herbert.[4] As a child, Glover attended The Mirman School for the academically gifted. He then attended both Venice High and Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1982.

Acting career

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Crispin Glover in September 2008.

Glover began acting professionally at the age of 13. He appeared in several sitcoms as a teenager, including Happy Days and Family Ties. His first film role was in 1983's My Tutor. That led to roles in Teachers (1984) and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). He then worked with director Trent Harris on the third chapter of the Beaver Trilogy, entitled The Orkly Kid. In this short film, he portrayed a small town man who organizes a local talent show to showcase his obsession with Olivia Newton-John, much to the embarrassment of the local community. At the climax of the film, Glover does his rendition, in full drag, of Olivia Newton-John's "Please Don't Keep Me Waiting" from her 1979 album Totally Hot.

His breakout role was as George McFly in Robert Zemeckis's Back to the Future, an international box office success following its release in 1985. Glover did not, however, come to an agreement with the producers to appear in the sequels. Zemeckis used some previously filmed footage of Glover from the first movie and inter-spliced new footage of Jeffrey Weissman, who was introduced using prosthetics (including a false chin, nose and cheekbones) and various obfuscating methods (background, sunglasses, rear shot, even upside down) to play the role of George McFly in the sequels. Displeased that the producers had not only put another actor in make-up to make that actor look like him, but also had used footage of him from the first film without his permission and without paying him, Glover then sued the producers (including Steven Spielberg) on the grounds that the producers did not own Glover's likeness. Because of Glover's lawsuit, there are now clauses in The Screen Actors Guild (TV/Film performer labor union) collective bargaining agreements to the effect that producers and actors are not able to do such things.

He has continued to play exceedingly eccentric types, e.g., playing Andy Warhol in Oliver Stone's The Doors in 1991, as well as the title characters in Bartleby (2001) and Willard (2003). He received mainstream attention as the "Thin Man" in the Charlie's Angels films;[5] the character had initially been cast as a speaking role, but Glover, noting that the lines as written were exposition, convinced the producers to eliminate the lines to create a darker image for the character.

Glover was a co-iterlocutor with Norm Hill and Werner Herzog for the special feature commentary for the DVD of Werner Herzog's Even Dwarfs Started Small and Fata Morgana.

Glover starred in the 2007 film Beowulf as the monster Grendel, playing the part via performance capture technology. The film was Glover's first collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis since the original Back to the Future film.

Glover plays the voice of 6 in the movie 9 directed by Shane Acker, and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.

Glover appeared in the 2010 Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland as the Knave of Hearts, alongside Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. Glover also appeared in the 2010 film Hot Tub Time Machine.

Late Night appearance

Glover controversially appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on July 28, 1987, to promote the movie River's Edge, in which he starred.[6] Unbeknownst to Letterman and the audience, Glover appeared in character as "Rubin", from a then-unreleased movie Rubin and Ed, wearing platform shoes and a wig. Rather than a conventional interview, Glover staged an Andy Kaufman-like shtick. After being goaded by a woman in the audience (who some argue had been planted),[7] Glover became incensed and stated that he "knew that this was gonna happen" and that "the press, they can do things, they can twist things around". After a failed attempt to challenge Letterman to an arm-wrestling match Glover delivered an impromptu karate kick just inches from Letterman's face while shouting, "I'm strong... I can kick!"[8] Letterman then abruptly ended the segment by walking off stage, saying "I'm going to check on the Top 10", and the program cut to commercial.

The subsequent confusion and controversy surrounding his appearance was compounded by the fact that Rubin and Ed was not actually released until 1991; however, the movie had been in development since before Back to the Future — Crispin had actually already devised Rubin's "look" by 1985.[9] Almost no-one, apparently including Letterman, understood what Glover was doing and the interview became the hallmark of the "weird" TV guest.

Glover returned to the Letterman show two weeks later and participated in a more nearly standard interview, but denied he was ever on the show before and used a variety of delay tactics to avoid explaining the incident. Glover then appeared two years later promoting a record album. When again asked about his first appearance, Glover launched into a long story, mentioning meeting a fellow resembling himself named Rubin, and needing to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson simultaneous to his appearance with Letterman. Here Letterman cut him off to talk about the album Glover was promoting, as the time allotted for the interview was more than halfway over. Glover has subsequently refused to go into detail about the reasons for his behavior on the show, other than to mention that he's flattered that fans are still speculating on the performance over 20 years later.[10] Glover has also mentioned that he prefers there to be an "air of mystery" about the appearance.

Music

In 1989, during a hiatus from films, Glover released an album called The Big Problem Does Not Equal the Solution, The Solution Equals Let It Be through Restless Records, produced by Barnes & Barnes (of "Fish Heads" fame). The album features original songs like "Clowny Clown Clown", warped covers of Lee Hazlewood's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and Charles Manson's "I'll Never Say Never to Always" (sung in falsetto), and readings from his art books Rat Catching and Oak Mot (see Books section below). Sample pages from these books are featured in the album's liner notes.

The back cover of the album is a collage of figures relating to each track on the album, with a puzzle: "All words and lyrics point to THE BIG PROBLEM. The solution lay within the title; LET IT BE. Crispin Hellion Glover wants to know what you think these nine things all have in common." He included his home phone number with copies of the album, encouraging listeners to phone when they had "solved" his puzzle. Glover later commented that he was surprised how many people figured it out.

In 2003, he recorded a cover version of the Michael Jackson song "Ben" to coincide with the release of the film Willard. In the eccentric music video for the song, which is included on the Willard DVD, he sings to a rat named Ben.

A number of songs using Glover's name as the title have been recorded by various artists, including Shoegaze/Gothic Rock band Scarling. and Chicago outsider musician Wesley Willis.

Books

Glover has written between 15 and 20 books.[9] Oak-Mot and Rat Catching are featured prominently during his Big Slide Show presentation, and are presented as visual art as much as written art. He constructs the books by reusing old novels and other publications which have fallen into public domain due to their age (for example, Rat Catching was constructed from an 1896 book Studies in the Art of Rat Catching, and Oak-Mot was constructed from an 1868 novel of the same title). He rearranges text, blacks out certain standing passages, and adds his own prose (and sometimes images) into the margins and elsewhere, thus creating an entirely new story. Four of his books have been published so far, through his publishing company, Volcanic Eruptions. Other known titles include The Backward Swing and Round My House.

Year† Title
1982 Billow and the Rock[9]
1988 Rat-Catching
1989 Oak-Mot
1990 Concrete Inspection*
1992 What it is, and How it is Done

†The publishing years listed above may not represent first edition publication dates, but may include subsequent available editions.

‡Not published.

*Re-issued.

•Out of Print.

Directorial work

Glover made his directorial debut with 2005's What Is It?, a surreal film featuring a cast of actors with Down's Syndrome. It premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The movie, with a budget of only $150,000, took almost a decade to complete and was originally intended to be a short film. Most of the primary footage was shot in 12 days, stretched over a two-and-a-half year period. Production was mostly funded by the actor's roles in Willard and the Charlie's Angels films. Glover's second film, It is Fine. Everything is Fine! was written by Utah writer-actor Steven C. Stewart. Stewart was born with a severe case of cerebral palsy and had been confined to a nursing home for about ten years. The second film is a fantastical psycho-sexual re-telling of life from Stewart's point of view. It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Glover is planning a third film called It is Mine which will end the It? Trilogy.

Filmography

Year Film Character
1981 Best of Times Crispin
1982 The Facts of Life Cadet #1
1983 The Kid with the 200 I.Q.
My Tutor Jack
High School U.S.A. Archie Feld
Happy Days Roach
Hill Street Blues Space Cadet
1984 Family Ties Doug
Racing with the Moon Gatsby Boy
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Jimbo Anderson
Teachers Danny
1985 The Orkly Kid Larry
Back to the Future George McFly
1986 At Close Range Lucas
River's Edge Layne
1989 Twister Howdy
1990 Where the Heart Is Lionel
Wild at Heart Dell
1991 Rubin and Ed Rubin Farr
Little Noises Joey
Ferdydurke Mintus
The Doors Andy Warhol
1993 Hotel Room Danny
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Howard Barth
What's Eating Gilbert Grape Bobby McBurney
1994 Chasers Howard Finster
1995 Dead Man Train Fireman
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Arlo
2000 Nurse Betty Roy Ostery
Charlie's Angels Creepy Thin Man
2001 Bartleby Bartleby
Fast Sofa Jules Langdon
2002 Crime and Punishment Raskolnikov
Like Mike Stan Bittleman
2003 Willard Willard Stiles
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Creepy Thin Man
2004 Incident at Loch Ness Party Guest
2005 What Is It? Dueling Demi-God Auteur and The young man's inner psyche
Drop Dead Sexy Eddie
2006 Simon Says Simon/Stanley
2007 Epic Movie Willy
The Wizard of Gore Montag the Magnificent
It is Fine. Everything is Fine! (director)
Beowulf Grendel
Open Season 2 Fifi (voice only)
Freezer Burn:The Invasion of Laxdale Viergacht
2009 9 6 (voice only)
2010 Alice in Wonderland The Knave of Hearts
Hot Tub Time Machine Phil

References

External links

Interviews


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