Crispin Glover's Interesting Facts

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1 Has English, Czech, German and Swedish ancestry.
2 Attended Venice High School in Los Angeles, California.
3 Counts Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Lynch Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Werner Herzog and Andy Kaufman among his inspirations.
4 Was a guest at the wedding of Madonna and Sean Penn. At the time, Crispin was working with Sean on At Close Range (1986). At the wedding, Crispin met Andy Warhol, whom he played four and a half years later in The Doors (1991).
5 Crispin Glover has twice played characters whose present circumstances have been changed by time travel. In Back to the Future (1985), he plays George McFly, who changes from hen-pecked loser to successful writer as a result of his son traveling back to the 1950s. In Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), he plays Phil the bellboy, whose missing arm is restored as a result of a journey back in time to 1986.
6 In addition to co-starring with Johnny Depp in three movies, Glover appeared in Epic Movie (2007) as Willy Wonka, whom Depp played in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
7 A Norwegian record label is named "Crispin Glover Records". Their logo is his distinct hair style.
8 Close friends with Nicolas Cage.
9 The band Scarling has a song titled "Crispin Glover".
10 Is three years younger than Michael J. Fox, who played his son in Back to the Future (1985), and eleven years older than Angelina Jolie, who played his mother in Beowulf (2007). Both films were directed by Robert Zemeckis.
11 Was one three actors from Back to the Future (1985) who was replaced by another actor in the sequels. Eric Stoltz was replaced by Michael J. Fox in the original production. Claudia Wells was replaced by Elisabeth Shue in the sequels. Glover did not reach a financial agreement with the producers. This is why George McFly (played by Jeffrey Weissman) appears in only a handful of scenes, and also why the plot of Back to the Future Part II (1989) revolves around him being assassinated.
12 Has worked with Johnny Depp in three films as of 2010: What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Dead Man (1995), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). Depp shares the same birthday with Michael J. Fox, who played Glover's son in Back to the Future (1985).
13 'Weird Al' Yankovic offered him the role of Philo in UHF (1989), which went to Anthony Geary.
14 Has variously eaten a macrobiotic, vegan and living food diet since in his early twenties.
15 Started acting professionally in 1977.
16 In Scary Movie 2 (2001), Chris Elliott spoofs The Thin Man, Glover's character in Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).
17 When reminded by David Letterman in 1992 of his first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982), when Glover had aimed a kick at the television host's head, Crispin replied, "What a crazy thing to do!".
18 Attended Beverly Hills High School, the same high school as Logan Lerman, Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman, Gina Gershon, Rhonda Fleming, Jackie Cooper, Rob Reiner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Pauly Shore, Michael Tolkin, Betty White, Corbin Bernsen, Elizabeth Daily and Albert Brooks.
19 In an earlier draft of the screenplay for Back to the Future (1985), his character, George McFly, went on to become a world class boxer instead of a writer.
20 Attended The Mirman School, a private K thru 8 school for mentally gifted children in Bel-Air, California. His mother, Betty, remained active with the school after his graduation, choreographing student musicals and graduation ceremonies.
21 Attended and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1982.
22 Son of Bruce Glover.
Sources:
IMDB, Wikipedia


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