The Daily Beast: Danny Glover Speaks Out on Trayvon Martin, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Justice Dept., and More

April 24th, 2012

The Daily Beast
April 24, 2012
By, Curtis Stephen

Sundance Portrait - LUVIt’s been 25 years since Danny Glover starred alongside Mel Gibson in the blockbuster action film Lethal Weapon. When asked to reflect on the anniversary, Glover laughs, after slipping back into character as LAPD Sergeant Roger Murtaugh to deliver a G-rated version of his popular catch-phrase: “I’m too old for this.”

But Glover, 65, whose acting credits include The Color Purple and Dreamgirls, is less inclined to view life through a rear-view mirror these days. In fact, Glover is busier than ever. He’s just been cast as Thurgood Marshall in the upcoming HBO biopic on Muhammad Ali. Meanwhile, he’s juggling a host of projects after his production company, Louverture Films, recently released a slew of buzz-worthy films, including the documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 and the gritty Hindi crime thriller Dum Maaro Dum.

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