Crispin Glover


Crispin Hellion Glover (born April 20, 1964) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician and author. He made his feature film debut in My Tutor (1983), with Caren Kaye, Matt Lattanzi, Kevin McCarthy, Bruce Bauer, Clark Brandon, Arlene Golonka, and Jewel Shepard. Other early films include Richard Benjamin‘s Racing the Moon (1984), with Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Nicolas Cage; Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), with Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Corey Feldman, E. Erich Anderson, Alan Hayes, Barbara Howard, Lawrence Monoson, Joan Freeman, Judie Aronson, Camilla More, and Carey More; and Arthur Hiller’s Teachers (1984), with Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch.

Glover’s breakout role came with his performance as George McFly in Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future (1985), with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Thomas F. Wilson. Other films in the 1980s include At Close Range (1986), with Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tracey Walter, and Chris Penn; River’s Edge (1986), with Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye Leitch, Daniel Roebuck, and Dennis Hopper; and Michael Almereyda’s Twister (1989), with Suzy Amis, Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan McDermott.

Films in the 1990s include John Boorman‘s Where the Heart Is (1990), with Dabney Coleman, Uma Thurman, Joanna Cassidy, Suzy Amis, and Christopher Plummer; David Lynch‘s Wild at Heart (1990), with Cage, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe, Stanton, and Isabella Rossellini; Little Noises (1991), with Tatum O’Neal, Rik Mayall, Tate Donovan, John C. McGinley, Nina Siemaszko, and Carole Shelley; Oliver Stone‘s The Doors (1991), with Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kevin Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Michael Madsen, Billy Idol, and Kathleen Quinlan; Ruben & Ed (1991), with Howard Hesseman; and Jerzy Skolimowski’s 30 Door Key (1991), with Iain Glen, Beata Pozniak, Robert Stephens, Judith Godrèche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, and Fabienne Babe.

More films in the 1990s include Gus Van Sant‘s Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), with Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Angie Dickinson, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Reeves, John Hurt, and Rain Phoenix; Lasse Hallström’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), with Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary Steenburgen, and John C. Reilly; Chasers (1994), with Tom Berenger, Erika Eleniak, William McNamara, and Gary Busey; Jim Jarmusch‘s Dead Man (1995), with Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance Henriksen, Gabriel Byrne, Mili Avital and Robert Mitchum; and Miloš Forman‘s The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), with Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton.

Films in the early 2000s include Neil LaBute’s Nurse Betty (2000), with Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, and Pruitt Taylor Vince; Charlie’s Angels (2000), with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Tim Curry, and Kelly Lynch; Bartleby (2001), with David Paymer, Glenne Headly, Maury Chaykin, and Joe Piscopo; Fast Sofa (2001), with Jake Busey, Adam Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Bijou Phillips, Eric Roberts, and Jennifer Tilly; Crime and Punishment (2002), with Vanessa Redgrave, Hurt, Margot Kidder, and John Neville; Like Mike (2002), with Lil’ Bow Wow, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Robert Forster, and Eugene Levy; Willard (2003), with Laura Elena Harring, Jackie Burroughs, and R. Lee Ermey; Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), with much of the returning cast as well as Bernie Mac, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, and Demi Moore; and a cameo in Zak Penn’s Incident at Loch Ness (2004), with Werner Herzog.

Films in the mid to late 2000s include Drop Dead Sexy (2005), with Jason Lee; William Dear’s Simon Says (2006), with Margo Harshman, Greg Cipes, and Blake Lively; The Wizard of Gore (2007), with Kip Pardue, Phillips, Joshua Miller, Brad Dourif, and Jeffrey Combs; the animated film Beowulf (2007), with Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright, Brendan Gleeson, John Malkovich, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie; The Donner Party (2009), with Clayne Crawford, Michele Santopietro, Mark Boone Junior, and Christian Kane; and the animated film 9 (2009), with Elijah Wood, Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau and Fred Tatasciore.

Films in the 2010s include Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland (2010), with Mia Wasikowska, Depp, Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Lucas, and the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall; Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), with John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Lizzy Caplan and Chevy Chase; Mr. Mice (2010), with Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Omid Djalili, Jack Huston, and Chloë Sevigny; Freaky Deaky (2012), with Billy Burke, Christian Slater, and Michael Jai White; The Bag Man (2014), with Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Dominic Purcell, and Robert De Niro; Aimy in a Cage (2015), with Allisyn Ashley Arm, Terry Moore, and Paz de la Huerta; The Con is On (2018), with Thurman, Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Sofía Vergara, and Maggie Q; We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018), with Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, and Sebastian Stan; and Lucky Day (2019), with Luke Bracey, Nina Dobrev, Ella Ryan Quinn, Clé Bennett, and Clifton Collins Jr..

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • The Best of Times (1981) – directed by Don Mischer – TV movie/pilot
  • The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983) – directed by Leslie H. Martinson – TV movie
  • My Tutor (1983) – directed by George Bowers
  • High School U.S.A. (1983) – directed by Rod Amateau – TV movie
  • Racing with the Moon (1984) – directed by Richard Benjamin
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) – directed by Joseph Zito
  • Teachers (1984) – directed by Arthur Hiller
  • Back to the Future (1985)** – directed by Robert Zemeckis
  • The Orkly Kid (1985) – directed by Trent Harris – short
  • At Close Range (1986) – directed by James Foley
  • River’s Edge (1986) – directed by Tim Hunter
  • Twister (1989) – directed by Michael Almereyda
  • Where the Heart Is (1990) – directed by John Boorman
  • Wild at Heart (1990) – directed by David Lynch
  • Little Noises (1991) – directed by Jane Spencer
  • The Doors (1991) – directed by Oliver Stone
  • Rubin & Ed (1991) – directed by Trent Harris
  • 30 Door Key (1991) – directed by Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) – directed by Gus Van Sant
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) – directed by Lasse Hallström
  • Chasers (1994) – directed by Dennis Hopper
  • Dead Man (1995) – directed by Jim Jarmusch
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) – directed by Miloš Forman
  • Nurse Betty (2000) – directed by Neil LaBute
  • Charlie’s Angels (2000) – directed by McG
  • Bartleby (2001) – directed by Jonathan Parker
  • Fast Sofa (2001) – directed by Salomé Breziner
  • Crime and Punishment (2002) – directed by Menahem Golan
  • Like Mike (2002) – directed by John Schultz
  • Willard (2003) – directed by Glen Morgan
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) – directed by McG
  • Incident at Loch Ness (2004) – directed by Zak Penn – cameo
  • What Is It? (2005) – also director, writer, co-producer, editor
  • Drop Dead Sexy (2005) – directed by Michael Philip
  • Simon Says (2006) – directed by William Dear
  • It is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007) – co-directed with David Brothers – also producer, co-editor, music supervisor
  • Epic Movie (2007) – directed by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
  • The Wizard of Gore (2007) – directed by Jeremy Kasten
  • Beowulf (2007) – directed by by Robert Zemeckis
  • Open Season 2 (2008) – directed by Matthew O’Callaghan & Todd Wilderman – straight to video
  • Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale (2008) – directed by Grant Harvey
  • 9 (2009)* – directed by Shane Acker
  • The Donner Party (2009) – directed by Terrence Martin (credited as T.J. Martin)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)* – directed by Tim Burton
  • Mr. Nice (2010) – directed by Bernard Rose
  • Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)* – directed by Steve Pink
  • Open Season 3 (2010) – directed by Cody Cameron – straight to video
  • Freaky Deaky (2012) – directed by Charles Matthau
  • The Bag Man (2014) – directed by David Grovic
  • Influence (2015) – directed by Lukasz Barczyk
  • Texas Rising (2015) – directed by Roland Joffé – miniseries
  • Aimy in a Cage (2015) – directed by Hooroo Jackson
  • The Con is On (2018) – directed by James Oakley
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) – directed by Stacie Passon
  • Seed of Terror (2018) – directed by Daniel Harrich – TV movie
  • Lucky Day (2019) – directed by Roger Avary
  • Smiley Face Killers (2020) – directed by Tim Hunter
  • By the Rivers of Babylon (202-) – directed by Albert Sandoval