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Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs
Born January 26, 1941 (1941-01-26) (age 66)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Carol Schwartz (1967-)

Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941) is an American actor known for appearing in supporting roles. His roles include Wes Hightower in Urban Cowboy (1980), astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff (1983), Commander Bart Mancuso in The Hunt for Red October (1990), and as Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jack Crawford. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Pittsburgh,_Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hunt for Red October was a 1990 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Jack Crawford. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Biography

Early life

Glenn was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth, a homemaker, and Theodore Glenn, a business executive.[1] He grew up in Appalachia and has Irish and Native American ancestry.[2] During his childhood he was regularly ill, and for a year was bed-ridden. Through intense training programs he got over his illnesses, including a limp. After graduating from a Pittsburgh high school, Glenn entered College of William and Mary where he majored in English. He then joined the Marines for three years and worked roughly five months as a reporter for the Kenosha Evening News. He then tried to become an author, but found he could not write good dialogue. To learn the art of dialogue, he began taking acting classes. Pittsburgh redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Poverty in Appalachia be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ...


In 1965, Glenn made his Broadway debut in The Impossible Years. He joined George Morrison's acting class, helping direct student plays to pay for his studies and appearing onstage in La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club productions. In 1967, he married Carol Schwartz, his current wife; Glenn converted to his wife's Jewish religion upon marrying her.[2] In 1968, he joined The Actors Studio and began working in professional theatre and TV. In 1970, director James Bridges offered him his first movie role in The Baby Maker, released the same year. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Impossible Years is a play by Robert Fisher and Arthur Marx. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors located in the Old Labor Stage at 432 West 44th Street in New York City. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Career

Glenn that year left for LA and spent about 8 years there acting small roles in films and doing brief TV stints, including a TV movie "Gargoyles". He appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), in a small role, while there and also worked with directors like Jonathan Demme and Robert Altman. Fed up with Hollywood, in 1978 Glenn left LA with his family for Ketchum, Idaho and worked for the two years he lived there as a barman, huntsman and mountain ranger, occasionally acting in Seattle stage productions. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up la, LA, La in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ketchum is a city located in Blaine County, Idaho, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,003. ... Seattle redirects here. ...


In 1980, Glenn got back into acting in films, by appearing as ex-convict Wes Hightower in Bridges's Urban Cowboy. After that he appeared in a gothic horror film The Keep, action films like Silverado (1985), and The Challenge (1982) and drama films like The Right Stuff (1983), TV film Countdown to Looking Glass (1984), The River (1984) and Off Limits (1988) as he alternately played good guys and bad guys during the 1980s. He returned to Broadway in Burn This in 1987. That same year he tried his hand at gangster movies when he starred as the real-life sheriff turned gunman Verne Miller in the movie of the same name. "Verne Miller" was only given a theatrical release in Finland and went straight to video in the U.S. In the beginning of the 1990s his career was at its peak as he appeared in several well-known films such as The Silence of the Lambs (1991), the blockbuster smash hit Backdraft (1991), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Unforgiven and The Player (1992). Later he gravitated toward more challenging movie roles, such as in the Freudian farce Reckless (1995/I), tragicomedy Edie and Pen (1997) and Ken Loach's socio-political declaration Carla's Song Today Glenn alternates between mainstream films (Courage Under Fire (1996), Absolute Power (1997)), with independent projects (Lesser Prophets (1997) and Larga distancia (1998), written by his daughter Dakota Glenn) and TV (Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)). This article is about the 1980 film. ... The Keep is a 1983 horror film directed by Michael Mann and starring Gabriel Byrne, Jürgen Prochnow, and a dubbed Ian McKellen. ... Silverado is an American Western feature film, first released on July 10, 1985. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... There have been five movies titled The River: The River (1997) directed by Tsai Ming-liang. ... This article is about the year. ... Off Limits is a 1988 film set during the Vietnam War starring Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines and directed by Christopher Crowe. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Burn This is a play by Lanford Wilson. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... A backdraft is a situation which can occur when a fire is starved of oxygen; consequently combustion ceases but the fuel gases and smoke remain at high temperature. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hunt for Red October was a 1990 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Player (1992) is a movie that tells the story of Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), a Hollywood studio executive who believes he is being blackmailed by a screenwriter whose script he once rejected. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Sigmund Freud His famous couch Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856 - September 23, 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, a movement that popularized the theory that unconscious motives control much behavior. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Ken Loach Kenneth Loach (born June 17, 1936), known as Ken Loach, is an English television and film director, known for his naturalistic style and socialist themes. ... Carlas Song (1996) is a British movie directed by Ken Loach with screenplay by Paul Laverty. ... Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Absolute Power is a 1997 political thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Glenn's most recent theatrical roles were in the drama Freedom Writers, in which he played the father of Hilary Swank's character, and in The Bourne Ultimatum. For other uses of Freedom Writers, see Freedom Writers (disambiguation). ... Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is a two-time Oscar winning American actress. ... The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 film based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ...


Filmography

For the 2007 film starring Matt Damon , see The Bourne Ultimatum (film). ... For other uses of Freedom Writers, see Freedom Writers (disambiguation). ... Puerto Vallarta Squeeze is a novel by Robert James Waller. ... The Shipping News is a 2001 film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by E. Annie Proulx. ... Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 film that follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall of the Berlin Wall is imminent. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Vertical Limit (2000) is an action movie/thriller directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, No Escape) starring, among others, Chris ODonnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. ... The Virgin Suicides is A novel (1993) by U.S. writer Jeffrey Eugenides; and A film (1999) written and directed by Sofia Coppola based on Eugenidess novel. ... Carlas Song (1996) is a British movie directed by Ken Loach with screenplay by Paul Laverty. ... Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. ... Backdraft is an American movie released in 1991, directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... The Hunt for Red October was a 1990 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. ... Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. ... Bold textBold textBold textBold text[[Media::This article is about the novel. ... Silverado is an American Western feature film, first released on July 10, 1985. ... The River is a 1984 film which tells the story of an American farm family which tries to keep its farm going in the face of bank foreclosures, floods, and other hard times. ... The Keep is a 1983 horror film directed by Michael Mann and starring Gabriel Byrne, Jürgen Prochnow, and a dubbed Ian McKellen. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... Personal Best is a 1982 movie centered around a group of women who are trying to qualify for the Olympic Games track-and-field team. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... More American Graffiti (1979) is the follow-up film to George Lucass hit film American Graffiti (1973). ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/75/Scott-Glenn.html
  2. ^ a b Archerd, Army. "Friedkin wraps difficult 'Hunted' shoot", Variety, 2002-03-05. Retrieved on 2007-01-06. 

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External links


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Scott stayed in Houston for four years doing research for Shell Oil, but the oil shortage of the late 80's caused Shell to tighten the belt on oil exploration, and the researchers were sent packing.
Toward the end of his stint at Harvard, Scott had the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut, but as luck would have it he was literally a heartbeat shy of joining the next space shuttle mission.
Scott Glenn - Biography - Moviefone (166 words)
Ex-marine and ex-newspaper reporter Scott Glenn was ideally suited to the action-oriented films that would become his lot in the 1980s and 1990s.
Glenn has been equally laudable in such suit-and-tie roles as Jodie Foster's FBI chief in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in "military" assignments like astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff (1981) and the U.S. sub commander in Hunt for Red October (1990).
As a tribute to Robert Altman, the director who elevated him to "A" pictures back in 1975, Scott Glenn accepted a drastic cut in salary to portray "Himself" in Altman's The Player (1992).
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