Where did Crispin Glover go?

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  1. Paul_D

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    I've just seen him in Charlie's Angels and Nurse Betty, and he was great. It reminded me of what a great performance he gave in the Back to the Future movies - my question: what did he do between?
     
  2. Dave Dugan

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    He's never really disappeared, he just wasn't performing in the highest profile roles.
    Some minor notable films, though:
    Crispin Glover on IMDB
    -Dave
     
  3. Matthew Chmiel

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    I blame the film Chasers for him falling off the face of the Earth till Nurse Betty. [​IMG]
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    I think a great many things can be blamed on Chasers.
    Yeah, I remember seeing him in the People vs Larry Flynt and that was it for the rest of the 90's.
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    He was one of the very few good things I liked in the wretched, god-awful Charlie's Angels.
    He seemed to fall off the face of the earth when he held out for more money to reprise his role as George McFly in Back to the Future II.
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    I thought it was closer to the time he kicked his way off the Letterman show... [​IMG]
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    Incidentally, Crispin Glover wasn't in 'BTTF II' or 'BTTF III'. Whenever you see him in those films, it's actually footage used from the first film, or a stand in.
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  8. Mark Cappelletty

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    I seem him in LA all the time-- he was at a video store buying some Rainer Werner Fassbiner titles last year and I ran into him at a screening of some old film noir titles at the American Cinematheque in May. I told him that I really liked his weird record (that he released in '89) and he looked at me strangely. I have the damn thing on vinyl!
     
  9. Shane Gralaw

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    There was a cover story on him in the last Ben Is Dead magazine released a couple years ago. He had made a film called "What Is It?" with a group of mentally challenged kids as actors. Never heard what became of the film, but it sounded GREAT- mythic and surreal. A DVD release would be swell, but it seems unlikely. He also popped up on the commentary track for Herzog's "Even Dwarfs Started Small."
    Other than that I'm guessing its all little character roles like he's done for years.
     
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    I saw that film, and it was great. I'd love to see it again. Like Joel, I thought Glover's diminished fame began with his regrettable appearance on the Letterman show.
     
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    Aaaaah! He sued Spielberg! That must be why he disappeared from the mainstream for years after BTTF. One rule in Hollywood... don't f@#k with Spielberg!
    And also, what happened on that Letterman show? I don't remember ever hearing about it.
     
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    As I recall, on the Letterman show he was wearing some goofy platform shoes and he did a high kick and nearly kicked Letterman in the head.
     
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    Crispin is definitely a strange character! Guess that's what makes him one actor I always look forward to seeing in a film. You know, I'd really like to see him in a movie opposite Steve Buscemi... [​IMG]
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    I forgot that he's in a modern-day adaptation of none other than Herman Melville's "Bartleby The Scrivener" which is supposed to be hilarious. He co-stars with none other than David Paymer, Seymour Cassel and JOE PISCOPO (NOT a typo); I remember reading the review in Variety late last year or early this one.
    And he might be appearing as "Cousin Dell" once again in some sort of sequel to "Wild at Heart" (though wasn't "Perdita Durango"/"Dance With the Devil" a sort of sequel to "Wild at Heart"?)
    http://us.imdb.com/Name?Glover,+Crispin
     
  17. John Geelan

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    He's gonna be in the remake of Willard. Thats pretty freaky casting.
     
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    According to the BTTF commentaries, he's very difficult to work with, which is probably why he hasn't much high-profile work.
     
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    He played the "evil" orphanage owner in the Lil Bow Wow hit Like Mike, which I had the pleasure of sitting through.
     
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    Yeah, Matt, that freaked me out. The guy doesn't work all that often (and when he does it's indie flicks or the rare bit like in Charlie's Angels) so I was stunned to see him in the NBA-financed kiddie flick junk-a-thon called Like Mike.
    Seems Glover's agent is as weird as his client. [​IMG]
    Regardless, I consider him a rather underrated character actor and I always look forward to seeing him onscreen.
    Were it not for his presence in the title role, I'd be pretty 'eh' on the upcoming Willard remake. With Glover as the titular loony this becomes a must-see for me.
    Plus I can't wait to see what he gets to do in the Charlie's Angels sequel. I thought he was lots of fun in Part 1.
     

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