He has been tirelessly touring the globe with prints of the first two installments, What Is it? Everything Is Fine. He is currently producing and directing an as-yet-untitled movie to act in alongside his father, character actor Bruce Glover Chinatown, Diamonds Are Forever , for the first time. Vanity Fair: Your acting career in film began in the early 80s. What was it like entering Hollywood at the time, after the legacy of the 70s? The films I saw that played in these venues tended to question culturally accepted truths with performances that underscored these concepts. These films and performances characterized the atmosphere of cinema and acting I believed I was stepping into as a young actor.
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It seems an unusual place for a New York-born, LA-raised actor-director to take up residence, and I casually wonder if he has family there. Instead, he just needed somewhere vaguely affordable where he could build sets for his upcoming third film as a director, which he just wrapped. His previous two films, What Is It? Often, he appears to be in a completely different film from them. While Glover has long been touted as one of the most interesting actors of his generation, within the film industry he has had another reputation that has lasted just as long: being a giant pain in the arse.
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Crispin Hellion Glover is a multifaceted American artist. He is primarily known as a film actor, but is also a publisher, filmmaker and author. In the late s, Glover started his own publishing company Volcanic Eruptions which turned in to a production company in the 's for his film works.
An intense, often unbridled presence in features and on television for more than three decades, actor Crispin Glover essayed fringe characters - some benign, others with darker intents - in such films as "Back to the Future" , "The River's Edge" , "Charlie's Angels" and "Willard" - while also maintaining a side career as an impishly surreal musician, artist and filmmaker. The family relocated to Los Angeles when Glover was five years of age, and he soon began appearing in plays as an elementary student at the Mirman School. At 13, he made his professional stage debut in a production of "The Sound of Music" with Florence Henderson, and gave his first performance on television opposite Nicolas Cage in the pilot for "The Best of Times" ABC, , a variety series about kids on the cusp of adulthood. Guest appearances on "Happy Days" ABC, and "Hill Street Blues" NBC, as eccentric pre-teens presaged his future screen persona, which was given its first full showcase in the teen sex comedy "My Tutor" as star Matt Lattanzi's sex-crazed sidekick. He would continue in this vein for the next year, playing socially awkward or confused young men in "Teachers" , among other films, before earning widespread exposure as the hapless George McFly, an Eisenhower-era nebbish who must be introduced to schoolmate Lea Thompson by their time-traveling son Michael J. Fox in Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future"