Crispin Glover
American actor, author
Crispin Glover
Crispin Hellion Glover is an American film actor, director and screenwriter, recording artist, publisher, and author.
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Conversation with Adam Parfrey (Part Two)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Publisher Adam Parfrey was in town a few weeks ago for the Brooklyn Book Festival. I caught up with Adam at his hotel room to discuss the history of his publishing imprints Feral House and Process Media as well as several other things. Since the 1990's Feral House has always been one of my favorite book publishers due to my active interest in the occult, forbidden sex, political corruption, macabre photographs, drugs, obscure music cultures and buried truths among other commonly unclassifiable subjects. Parfrey has always had his eye on the next hidden story. This is part two of a two part interview for Huffington Post. You can read the first part here. I encourage you to do so to get the most out of your time with us. MLN: It seems like the Feral House does one thing and Process does a completely other thing, but they still seem like they're connected, to me, because they're both non-fiction, a little fringe, you know? Did you get the name for Process from The Process Churc ...
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25 Development Facts Behind the Back to the Future</em> Trilogy
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the 30th Anniversary of the original Back to the Future is being celebrated, we look back at the surprising facts and trivia surrounding the eventual franchise that has stood the test of time. We focus primarily on the development of the three films, with some added production trivia. So sit back and let’s accelerate to 88 miles per hour and travel back in time… Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale, both of whom wrote the script together, first met in their University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC) Cinema 290 Class in the fall semester of 1971. They were both more inte ...
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Great Scott! A 'Back To The Future' Musical Is Happening
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Robert Zemeckis is literally going back into the past for his next project — a stage musical of "Back to the Future." Producers said Thursday night that a show adapted from the sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox will open in London's West End in 2015, the 30th anniversary of the film. A Broadway run is a possibility if the new musical flies as well as the film's specially equipped DeLorean. The new musical will have a book by Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd, and new music and lyrics by composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter and record producer Glen Ballard. Lloyd also will direct. "The production will include illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience," Lloyd said in a statement Friday. In the 1985 film, Marty McFly becomes a human guinea pig who travels back to his hometown in 1955. Once there, he gets caught up in the soap opera lives of his own te ...
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The Best Movies About Time Travel, and Why <i>About Time</i> Isn't One of Them
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I just popped in to an advance screening of Richard Curtis's upcoming time-travel rom-com, About Time and left over two hours later wishing I could go back in time to pick another film. For some reason, thinking about Mr. Curtis's work, including this latest effort, a whole bunch of words beginning with "c" come to mind: cute, corny, commercial, cliché, calculated, sometimes clever... but not often enough. Clearly About Time is calculated to appeal to young women in their 20s. I could tell because my screening was filled with such "tastemakers," who will be expected to venture forth and encourage their friends to see this tedious, saccharine outing. I even overheard one such lady pronounce the film "cute" as I was bolting for the exit and a well-earned martini. Bingo, I thought. The plot concerns Tim (Domhnall Gleeson), a pale, gangly, ginger-haired youth who, on turning 21, is informed by his dad (Bill Nighy) that all males in the family have the power to go back in time, as ...
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Groovin'
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
The bizarro universe of Trent Harris. by Andrew Wright THE FILMS OF TRENT HARRIS seem to come tumbling out of some bizarro universe, fully formed. The subject of a weekend retrospective at the Clinton Street Theater, the filmmaker's output suggests a deeply gonzo worldview that resists explanation and rewards multiple viewings. Like a lower-impact Lynch, the strangeness in his movies comes burbling up in unpredictable, non-schematic waves. Based out of Salt Lake City (his Plan 10 from Outer Space, which screens Sun Sept 15, is a hilarious Mormon/sci-fi jumble), Harris made his biggest splash with 1991's Rubin and Ed (Fri Sept 13), which finds Crispin Glover and Howard Hesseman stumbling through the desert on a mission to bury a cat. Or something. Both satirical and genuinely discomfiting—Glover's various methods of quenching his thirst will not soon be forgotten—it creates an amiable rubber room of a world. Ask anybody who's ever se ...
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James Ponsoldt: The 25 Best Coming-Of-Age Films Ever
Huffington Post - over 3 years
25. BIG WEDNESDAY: Good friends, giant Malibu waves, and Vietnam. Perfect movie combination. John Milius wrote and directed this beautiful 1978 film, and -- for whatever reason -- it doesn't seem to get nearly enough recognition (it's far more grounded and realistic than his '80s offerings, which include "Red Dawn"). The film is a real stunner, and Gary Busey gives one of his finest performances (for me, it's up there with "The Buddy Holly Story"). 24. APARAJITO: The second in Satyajit Ray's stunning "Apu Trilogy," which has always felt like a Bengali cousin to Truffaut's Antoine Doinel films. Made in 1956 (years before Truffaut's first film), "Aparajito" is one of the most timeless and pure coming-of-age films I know, and one of the most painful -- it deals unflinchingly with grief over the loss of a parent, and manages to gracefully depict a child's loss of innocence and awareness of mortality. Apu is a different person at the end of "Aparajito" -- alive, but scarred by l ...
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Wallis a natural actress, but is 9 too young?
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Wallis a natural actress, but is 9 too young? Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:29 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 How young is too young to compete for an Oscar, the film industry's highest honor, which has eluded performers with decades more experience and acclaim? The fact that she had an internal sense of when she's in character, when she's getting the emotions right and feeling it, is really special even in experienced actors, but especially someone of her age to have that sort of self-awareness. Henry was just 6 years old and had never acted when a casting director came to his Rye, N.Y., school looking for someone to play Billy, the little boy at the center of Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep's custody battle. A voting Academy member, Henry said he thought it was "awesome" to see Quvenzhane get nominat ...
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Back To The Future star Crispin Glover looks nearly as youthful as 1985 alter ego George McFly (but a LOT scruffier)
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
But the 48-year-old actor did differ somewhat from his neat looking alter ego, with a scruffy brown beard and floppy hair as he arrived at the airport.
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Steven Nereo: The Straight Nope: Brolsters
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Or man-holsters? Holstims? What the eff are these things called? Does it matter? Have these made it out of Southern California yet? 'Cause down here, they been had dis*. I was at a party the other night, and Joan from Mad Men was going to town on the cheese platter. Not in a piggy way, just in a "very-interested-in-cheese" style, making sure that anyone bellying-up didn't miss the pineapple brie that was screened unmindfully by the pumpkin neufchâtel. That has nothing to do with the story except to flex cheese vernacular and a Joan sighting. Actually, maybe it does. Because up rolls this guy wearing a white shirt, lots of gold and -- wait for it -- a Louis Vuitton wallet-holster thing! I shit you not. I hate to admit it, but in his kinda-L.L. Cool J way, he was kinda pulling it off. Who knows, maybe he was also some celeb who has mistakingly believed he'd reached do-whatever-I-like status, though last I checked only Crispin Glover has cleared that level. So, Ladies- ...
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Tickets on Sale: Crispin Glover, Gillian Welch, Journey
Boise Weekly - over 4 years
The options for summer concerts are endless, but Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show Part 1 and 2 has the potential to be a completely unique experience. Presented by Idaho Live, Evil Wine and Radio Boise, Crispin Hellion Glover will provide audiences with a two part show taking place Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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50 Celebrity Names That Sound Like Game Of Thrones Characters
Best Week Ever - over 4 years
New Party Game! In apropos of nothing, we’ve spent the last two days coming up with Celebrities Whose Names Sound Like Game Of Thrones Characters – meaning, actors, musicians, athletes, and other famous people whose real-life names contain some combination of fantasy-ness, pseudo-ethnicity, and juuust-slightly-offitude worthy of a bonafide Westeros inhabitant. Here are our favorite 50 Celebrity Names That Sound Like Game Of Thrones Characters, along with descriptions of who their names would be on the show (not who they’d be, just the names), ranked from 50 to 1 in order of Game Of Throneyness. Leave your own suggestions in the comments – we stupidly can’t get enough of these: 50. Baz Luhrmann Director of Moulin Rouge; Shifty mage apprentice to the warlock Pyat Pree 49. Jurnee Smollet Played Jess on Friday Night Lights; Homely Winterfell commoner who attracts Theon’s affections 48. Joaquin Phoenix Star of Gladiator and Walk The Line; Standard-Bearer of House Feyn ...
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Biff from ‘Back to the Future’ answers all your questions on one handy postcard
Entertainment Weekly - almost 5 years
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Crispin Glover are all nice. The hoverboards didn’t really fly. The Delorean
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MOVIE REVIEW/CONFESSION: We Weren't That Impressed With 'The Avengers'
Business Insider - almost 5 years
And, here we go. The onslaught of summer blockbusters began last night with the midnight premiere of "The Avengers." We went out to catch the flick, and no matter how much we wanted to, we just didn't love it. Skip ahead to see what worked&gt; The Marvel team spent nearly two hours trying to assemble before getting to the good stuff. Really. There was so much unnecessary back-and-forth dialogue we nearly fell asleep at one point just past the one hour mark. We suppose what we missed wasn't important because it didn't seem to affect the plot.  Is it fun to watch? Sure, however, it's also incredibly frustrating. More than the first half of the "Avengers" is like watching a dysfunctional family dish out their beef on cable television. We knew from the trailers there would be a disjoint between the testosterone laden male heroes; however, we didn't think the melodramatic superheroes would bicker on screen forever.  When it takes a death to realize you should probably start wor ...
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Crispin Glover Gets 'Freaky Deaky' With Chicken Wings
MTV News - almost 5 years
If you can think of better combinations than Crispin Glover and chicken wings, you're a harder thinker than we are. The "Back to the Future" and "Willard" actor has perfected the ways of weird and wacky on the screen for decades now, and he's showing no signs of slowing down. For his latest trick, Glover appeared as a guest on NextMovie's Chicken Wing Chat to discuss his work in the upcoming movie "Freaky Deaky." You'll get a whole lot more than that when you sink your teeth into some chicken with Glover in the video below.
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Crispin Glover: The future's bright for cinema's enduring outsider
The Independent - almost 5 years
American cinema would be a boring, homogenous place if it weren't for stars like Crispin Glover. Whether acting in Hollywood movies such as Back to the Future or directing movies in which most of the actors have Down's syndrome, Glover has a justifiable reputation as eccentric.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Crispin Glover
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 48
    Glover was recognized for his directorial work in 2013 when the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City staged the series It Is Crispin Hellion Glover.
    More Details Hide Details The program consisted of screenings of all of his directorial work, live performances, and speaking engagements. Glover is an only child, born in New York City, and moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of five. His father is actor Bruce Glover and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lillian Betty Krachey (née Bloom Koerber), 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. "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 father is of English, Czech, and Swedish descent, and his mother is of German and Czech ancestry. As a child, Glover attended The Mirman School from first grade through ninth grade.
  • 2007
    Age 42
    Glover appeared in the 2007 film Beowulf as the monster Grendel, playing the part through performance capture technology.
    More Details Hide Details The film was Glover's first collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis since the original Back to the Future film. He voiced the character "6" in the film 9. Glover played Ilosovic Stayne / The Knave of Hearts in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. He played the one-armed bellman in Hot Tub Time Machine, and the unwitting employee of Robert De Niro's character in The Bag Man.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    Glover made his directorial debut with 2005's What Is It?, a surreal film featuring a cast of actors with Down syndrome.
    More Details Hide Details It premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. With a budget of only $150,000, it 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 Glover'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 and actor Steven C. Stewart. Stewart was born with severe cerebral palsy and had been confined to a nursing home for about 10 years. The film is a fantastical psychosexual retelling of life from Stewart's point of view. It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Glover has completed shooting his third feature film as a director, which he developed as a vehicle for his father Bruce Glover and himself to act together. This film is not part three of the It? trilogy.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 38
    Glover recorded a version of the Michael Jackson song "Ben" to coincide with the release of the 2003 film Willard; the song had been written for the sequel to the original 1971 version of this film.
    More Details Hide Details In the music video for the song, 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. Chicago outsider musician Wesley Willis and a New Jersey-based band called Children in Adult Jails. In the early 2000s, a Kansas City band named itself Onward Crispin Glover. Glover has written between 15 and 20 books. 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, A New World, and Round My House.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 26
    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 film had been in development since before Back to the Future – Glover had actually already devised Rubin's "look" by 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Glover has since refused to go into detail about the reasons for his behavior on the show, other than to mention that he was flattered that fans are still speculating on the performance more than 20 years later. He also stated that he prefers there to be an "air of mystery" about the appearance. In an interview in 2011, Back to the Future co-star Michael J. Fox talked about the incident with Letterman, saying "Crispin isn't crazy, just excitable."
  • 1989
    Age 24
    In 1989, during a hiatus from films, Glover released an album titled 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).
    More Details Hide Details The album features original songs such as "Clowny Clown Clown", odd versions 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. Sample pages from these books are featured in the album's liner notes.
  • 1985
    Age 20
    His breakout role was as George McFly in Robert Zemeckis's Back to the Future, an international box office success in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Glover and the producers could not agree on suitable terms for him to appear in the sequels, so the role of the character was greatly reduced and recast. In Back to the Future Part II, Zemeckis reused brief footage of Glover which had been filmed for the first film. Glover was billed as "George McFly in footage from Back to the Future" in the closing credits. The older footage was combined with new footage of actor Jeffrey Weissman wearing a false chin, nose and cheekbones, and various obfuscating methods – in the background, wearing sunglasses, rear shot, upside down – to play the role of George McFly. Because these methods suggested that Glover himself had performed for the film, he sued the producers on the grounds that they had used his likeness without permission, as well as not having paid him for the reuse of the footage from the original film. Subsequently, clauses in the Screen Actors Guild are now in collective bargaining agreements to the effect that this is no longer permitted.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 18
    His first film role was in 1983's My Tutor.
    More Details Hide Details 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 Newton-John's "Please Don't Keep Me Waiting" from her 1979 album Totally Hot.
  • 1982
    Age 17
    He then attended both Venice High for tenth and eleventh grade, and Beverly Hills High School only for twelfth grade; he graduated in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Glover began acting professionally at the age of 13. He appeared in several sitcoms as a teenager, including Happy Days and Family Ties.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on April 20, 1964.
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