Crispin Glover

ACTOR, SOUNDTRACK, PRODUCER

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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.The son of actress and dancer Betty Glover and actor Bruce Glover, Crispin Hellion Glover was born in New York City and raised in Southern California. He was named after the Saint Crispin's Day speech in Shakespeare's Henry V. His middle name, Hellion, was also used by his father. Crispin picked up his father's trade while still in elementary school--by age thirteen, he already had an agent scouting out parts. A lead in a stage production of "The Sound of Music" (starring Florence Henderson) 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. The adolescent Glover felt "confined" by TV work, however, so he opted to stick to movie parts. He made his big-screen debut in the teen hi-jinx movie in My Tutor (1983), then followed up with a supporting role in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).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). The underdog character struck a chord with moviegoers. 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. Glover did, however, receive critical praise for his next indie role, a starring turn as a high-strung murder witness in River's Edge (1986). Glover and the producers did not come to a financial agreement for him to reprise the role of George McFly in Back to the Future Part II (1989). The producers brought the character back to life by splicing together archived footage and new scenes (using an actor in prosthetic makeup). Glover, who hadn't given permission for his likeness to be used, sued the film's producer, Steven Spielberg, and won. The case prompted the Screen Actors Guild to devise new regulations about the use of actors' images.In 1990 Glover teamed up with fellow eccentric David Lynch to play the maniacal Cousin Dell in Wild at Heart (1990). 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). His small but memorable appearances in films like What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) and The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) often outshone the main action.When he's not stealing scenes from Hollywood hotshots, Glover pours his considerable energy into other creative endeavors. 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). Among his most famous volumes are "Rat Catching" and "Oak-Mot", both Victorian-era stories updated with macabre illustrations and cut-up text. 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. The Solution = Let it be."In 1995 Glover began shooting his directorial debut, What Is It? (2005), a surreal film populated entirely by actors with Down's Syndrome. He tours with the film and its sequel It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007) and his show, "Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show," which is a one hour dramatic narration of eight different profusely illustrated books. The artist in Glover has been said to be inspired by "the aesthetic of discomfort," a theme which seems to have been carried over into an artistic public performance 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. Late 2000 saw him hitting the multiplex with roles in Nurse Betty (2000) and Charlie's Angels (2000), and the titular Willard (2003). He re-teamed with Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis as Grendel in Beowulf (2007) and has worked with Johnny Depp for the third time in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010). Other Glover projects loom on the not-too-distant horizon. - IMDb Mini Biography By: IMDb Editors

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Crispin Glover’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Crispin Glover on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1981 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Crispin Glover movies released per year from 2006 till 2021.

Top Genres

Crispin Glover works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 32% of Crispin Glover movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Crispin Glover worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Crispin Glover has worked on is 5.7.

5.7 / 10

Crispin Glover's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Adventure,Comedy,Sci-Fi
Back to the Future (1985)

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

8.5/10116 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Drama,Fantasy,Mystery
American Gods (2017)

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

7.7/1060 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

Adventure,Drama,Fantasy
Dead Man (1995)

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

7.5/10121 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Animation
9 (2009)

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

7/1079 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

6.9/1099 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Comedy,Crime,Thriller
Freaky Deaky (2012)

Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

6.7/1090 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Drama,History,Western
Texas Rising (2015)

The story of how the Texas Rangers were created.

6.6/1060 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Comedy,Drama,Mystery
Bartleby (2001)

A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

6.4/1083 min

Available in 6 platform(s).