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Scott Glenn is a Actor American born on 26 january 1939 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Scott Glenn

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Birth name Theodore Scott Glenn
Nationality USA
Birth 26 january 1939 (81 years) at Pittsburgh (USA)

Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26, 1941), better known as Scott Glenn, is an American actor. His roles have included Wes Hightower in Urban Cowboy (1980), astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff (1983), Emmett in Silverado (1985), Commander Bart Mancuso in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Roger in Training Day (2001), Ezra Kramer in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Wise Man in Sucker Punch (2011), The Barber, and Stick in Daredevil (2015).

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Theodore Scott Glenn naît à Pittsburgh en Pennsylvanie. Il est le fils d'Elizabeth et de Theodore Glenn, un homme d'affaires. Il est d'origine irlandaise et amérindienne.

Son enfance est marquée par la scarlatine, qui aurait dû le laisser boiteux. Sa détermination lui permet d'en sortir sans séquelle. Après avoir été diplômé de la Pittsburgh High School, il entre au prestigieux Collège de William et Mary.

Après la faculté, Scott Glenn s'engage pendant trois ans dans le Corps des Marines. Il devient ensuite reporter criminel au Kenosha Evening News pendant cinq mois. Il tente de devenir écrivain mais peine à écrire de bons dialogues. Pour s'améliorer, il décide de prendre des cours de théâtre à New York, où nait sa vocation d'acteur et où il découvre les arts martiaux.


Carrière
En 1965, il fait ses débuts à Broadway dans The Impossible Years. En 1966, il rejoint la classe d'acteurs de George Morrisson (le célèbre George Morrison Studio) et intègre le fameux Actors Studio.

Après des passages dans des séries télévisées et au théâtre, le réalisateur James Bridges lui offre son premier rôle au cinéma dans The Baby Maker en 1970. Il s'installe à Los Angeles, mais n'apprécie pas du tout la vie californienne.

Bien qu'il côtoie ensuite de grands réalisateurs comme Robert Altman (Nashville, 1975) ou Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now, 1979), sa carrière ne démarre pas vraiment. Pendant le tournage d'Apocalypse Now, il passe plusieurs semaines aux Philippines et s'intègre à la tribu des Ifugao. Dans le film de Coppola, il incarnait le capitaine Colby, envoyé par la CIA, avant le capitaine Villard, pour tuer le colonel Kurtz, mais qui se ralliera à sa cause. On ne le voit que en deux plans dans le film, dont un plan est visible lors de l'arrivée de Villard au camp de Kurtz. Dans le film, les scènes de Scott Glenn ne sont pas présentes, Coppola ayant choisi de ne pas les mettre dans le film, car les scènes étaient trop violentes, ou compromettantes pour l'image de la CIA, ou des états-Unis d' Amérique. Coppola présentera peut-être les scènes de Scott Glenn, si il décide de monter en série de plus de 5 heures pour la télévision, son film, Apocalypse Now, avec des scènes inédites avec Kurtz.

En 1978, il quitte la Californie et se retire avec sa famille dans l'Idaho. Il oublie le métier d'acteur et devient barman. Deux ans plus tard, James Bridges le recontacte pour le drame Urban Cowboy où il interprète Wes, le rival de John Travolta. Scott Glenn obtient alors la reconnaissance du public et de ses pairs.

Il multiplie alors les tournages et les genres : l'épouvante avec La Forteresse noire de Michael Mann (1983), le western avec Silverado de Lawrence Kasdan (1985) ou encore des drames comme L'Étoffe des héros de Philip Kaufman (1983) (où il incarne l'astronaute Alan Shepard) ou La Rivière de Mark Rydell (1984).

En 1987, Élie Chouraqui lui offre le premier rôle de son film Man on Fire. Le rôle sera repris par Denzel Washington dans le remake américain du même nom de Tony Scott, en 2004.

Au début des années 90, il joue dans de grosses productions comme À la poursuite d'Octobre Rouge de John McTiernan (1990) et surtout dans Le Silence des agneaux de Jonathan Demme (1991), où il incarne Jack Crawford, un profiler du FBI. Il continue dans le même registre avec Backdraft de Ron Howard (1991), Les Pleins Pouvoirs de Clint Eastwood (1997) et Vertical Limit de Martin Campbell (2000).

Souvent abonné aux seconds rôles, il alterne entre blockbusters et films indépendants : Virgin Suicides de Sofia Coppola (1999), Training Day d'Antoine Fuqua (2001), Écrire pour exister de Richard LaGravenese (2007), La Vengeance dans la peau de Paul Greengrass (2007).

En 2008, Oliver Stone lui confie le rôle de Donald Rumsfeld (secrétaire à la Défense de 2001 à 2006) pour W. : L'Improbable Président, film biographique sur l'ascension au pouvoir de George W. Bush, joué par Josh Brolin.


Vie privée
En 1968, il se marie à Carol Schwartz avec laquelle il a deux filles : Dakota Ann Glenn, femme de lettres, et Rio Elizabeth Glenn, actrice. Il vit dans l'Idaho, avec sa femme, où il a emménagé peu après le tournage d'Apocalypse Now.

Best films

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
(Actor)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
(Actor)
Vertical Limit (2000)
(Actor)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
(Actor)
Backdraft (1991)
(Actor)
Training Day (2001)
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Scott Glenn (61 films)

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Actor

Into the Grizzly Maze, 1h34
Directed by David Hackl
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo, Scott Glenn, Adam Beach
Roles Sully
Rating53% 2.650252.650252.650252.650252.65025
Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
The Bourne Legacy, 2h15
Directed by Tony Gilroy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Robot films
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney
Roles Ezra Kramer
Rating66% 3.3456253.3456253.3456253.3456253.345625
The CIA lost trace of Jason Bourne's whereabouts in Moscow six weeks ago. Meanwhile, Aaron Cross is a government operative assigned to Operation Outcome, a Department of Defense black operation program using experimental pills known as "chems" to enhance the physical and mental abilities of their users. Aaron is assigned to Alaska for a training exercise, where he must survive weather extremes and traverse rugged terrain in order to arrive at a remote cabin. The cabin is operated by an exiled Outcome operative, Number Three, who informs Aaron that he has broken the mission record by two days.
The Paperboy, 1h41
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Scott Glenn
Roles W.W. Jansen
Rating57% 2.8981052.8981052.8981052.8981052.898105
An idealistic reporter, Ward Jansen, and his younger brother, Jack Jansen, investigate the events surrounding a murder in an effort to exonerate a man on death row, Hillary Van Wetter. Van Wetter has been jailed for the murder of an unscrupulous local sheriff, Thurmond Call. Call had previously stomped Van Wetter's handcuffed cousin to death. Van Wetter is now awaiting execution. The Jansens are helped by Ward's colleague, Englishman Yardley Acheman, and Charlotte Bless, a woman whom Van Wetter has never met but who has fallen in love with him and is determined that he should be released and that they should marry. In prison Van Wetter regularly receives correspondence from her.
Sucker Punch, 1h50
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie, Films about virginity
Actors Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino
Roles The Wise Man / The General / The Bus Driver
Rating60% 3.000713.000713.000713.000713.00071
In the 1960s, a young woman nicknamed Babydoll (Emily Browning) is institutionalized by her abusive widowed stepfather (Gerard Plunkett) at the Lennox House for the Mentally Insane after she is blamed for the death of her younger sister. The stepfather bribes Blue Jones (Oscar Isaac), an asylum orderly, into forging the signature of the asylum's psychiatrist, Dr. Vera Gorski (Carla Gugino), to have Babydoll lobotomized so she cannot inform the authorities of the true circumstances leading to her sister's death. During her admission to the institution, Babydoll takes note of four items that she would need to attempt an escape.
Secretariat, 1h57
Directed by Randall Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Sport hippique
Actors Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Alfred Molina, Margo Martindale, Amanda Michalka, Dylan Walsh
Roles Chris Chenery
Rating71% 3.599633.599633.599633.599633.59963
In 1969, Denver housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father, Christopher Chenery's Meadow Stables in Doswell, Virginia, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (Malkovich), Chenery navigates the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
Camille
Camille (2008)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Zombie films
Actors James Franco, Sienna Miller, David Carradine, Scott Glenn, Ed Lauter, Tyler Jeffrey Hynes
Roles Sheriff Foster
Rating60% 3.0022553.0022553.0022553.0022553.002255
The plot follows the two characters who have recently married and are going to Niagara Falls on their honeymoon. Silas Parker (Franco) is a thief who marries Camille Foster (Miller), his parole officer's niece, in hopes it will be his chance to escape to Canada. Silas cannot stand Camille and she is blind to how he really feels, believing that everything will be all right once they get to the falls. After their wedding Camille frets about there being no rice thrown and how that is bad luck.
W.
W. (2008)
, 2h9
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about drugs, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Toby Jones
Roles Donald Rumsfeld
Rating62% 3.1493653.1493653.1493653.1493653.149365
The film opens with George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), dreaming of being a baseball player and is in the stadium with a empty crowd cheering for him. In 1966, Bush endures an alcohol-fueled initiation by his fellow Yale University students as a Delta Kappa Epsilon pledge. During the hazing, Bush successfully recalls the names and nicknames of many of the fraternity members, and states that his family's political legacy is one in which he has no interest. A little later, after Bush is jailed in New Jersey for rowdiness following a football game, his father, George H. W. Bush (James Cromwell), states that he will help Bush, but for the last time. Following his graduation from Yale, Bush takes a job at an oil patch back in his home state of Texas, but he quits after only a few weeks. In 1972, "Junior" reveals his real aspirations in a father-son talk: working in professional baseball, in some capacity. Soon afterwards, Bush is accepted into Harvard Business School with the help of his father. That night after drinking heavily, Bush crashes his car into his family estate and challenges his father to a fistfight. His brother, Jeb (Jason Ritter) intervenes and stops the fight.
Surfer, Dude, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Surfing films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Alexie Gilmore, Scott Glenn, Travis Fimmel, Jeffrey Nordling, Willie Nelson
Roles Alister Greenbough
Rating47% 2.3505952.3505952.3505952.3505952.350595
Surfer, Dude is the story of Steve Addington, a soul-searching surfer who experiences an existential crisis when no waves come for over a month.
Nights in Rodanthe, 1h37
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama, Romance
Actors Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Franco, Viola Davis, Christopher Meloni, Becky Ann Baker
Roles Robert Torrelson
Rating60% 3.001693.001693.001693.001693.00169
While picking up his son and daughter for a weekend visit, Jack (Christopher Meloni) tells his estranged wife Adrienne (Diane Lane) that he still "loves her" and wants to move back home. (It is made clear that Jack left his family for another woman.) Adrienne suggests that his remorse is due to his falling out with the other woman, but in any event says she needs time and space to think. The rift that this causes between the daughter and her mother is palpable. Typical teenage angst and rebellion follow and Adrienne is sure she is losing her daughter over the events that are unfolding in her marriage.
Freedom Writers, 2h2
Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Jaclyn Ngan, April Lee Hernández, Hunter Parrish
Roles Steve Gruwell
Rating75% 3.75233.75233.75233.75233.7523
Woodrow Wilson is a formerly high-achieving school which has encountered some difficulties bearing its new racial integration plan. Gruwell's enthusiasm is challenged when she finds her class is composed of "at-risk" students, the "untouchables," and not the eager-for-college students she expected. Her students self-segregate into racial groups within the classroom. This is problematic, as gang fights break out and, consequently, most of her students stop attending class. Not only is Gruwell challenged with gaining her students' trust on personal and academic levels, but she must do so with very little support from her professional peers and district higher-ups. For example, her department head refuses to provide Gruwell with an adequate number of books for her class because she insists they will get damaged and lost. Instead, she suggests that Gruwell focuses on instilling concepts of discipline and obedience in her classroom.
The Bourne Ultimatum, 1h56
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Frank Marshall, Tony Gilroy, George Nolfi, Scott Z. Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies
Actors Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez
Roles Ezra Kramer
Rating79% 3.9973453.9973453.9973453.9973453.997345
Following his pursuit by Kirill, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) evades Moscow police. Six weeks later, CIA Deputy Director Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) divulges the audiotaped confession of Ward Abbott, the late former head of Operation Treadstone, to Director Ezra Kramer (Scott Glenn). Meanwhile, in Turin, journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) of The Guardian meets an informant to learn about Jason and Operation Blackbriar, the program succeeding Treadstone. The CIA tracks Ross as he returns to London, after his mention of "Blackbriar" during a cell-phone call to his editor is detected by the ECHELON system. Jason reappears in Paris to inform Martin Kreutz (Daniel Brühl), the step-brother of his girlfriend Marie Helena Kreutz (Franka Potente) of her assassination in India.
Journey to the End of the Night, 1h38
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, Alice Braga, Scott Glenn, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Matheus Nachtergaele
Roles Sinatra
Rating58% 2.9026752.9026752.9026752.9026752.902675
The film is set in a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, Brazil, where the exiled Americans Sinatra and his son Paul own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted to cocaine. Sinatra is married to a former prostitute named Angie, with whom he has a son. A Russian client is killed by his wife in their establishment, leaving behind a suitcase filled with drugs. On the night that they have scheduled a negotiation to sell the contents of the suitcase to African buyers, their go-between dies while having sex with a transvestite named Nazda. In desperation, Sinatra makes a deal with the Nigerian dishwasher of the brothel, Wemba. Wemba is to travel to the harbor of Santos, taking the place of the go-between, and make the sale to the drug dealers. In return Wemba would receive a large amount of money. Wemba accepts but while returning to his car in the harbor, he is attacked by two small-time thieves and is knocked unconscious. His lack of contact with Sinatra and Paul starts a chain-reaction of misunderstandings that lead to a tragic end.
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, 40minutes
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about technology, Space opera
Actors Tom Hanks, John Corbett, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Scott Glenn
Roles Charles Duke
Rating68% 3.443663.443663.443663.443663.44366
Seuls 12 hommes ont marché sur la Lune ! Vous êtes le prochain... L'exploration de la Lune a été l'un des faits les plus marquants de l'histoire de l'Humanité. Aujourd'hui, grâce à la magie de la technologie, Les spectateurs vont être transportés sur la surface de la Lune, pour accompagner les légendaires astronautes qui ont foulé le sol lunaire, et vivre ce qu'ils ont vu, entendu, ressenti et pensé au cours de cet incroyable voyage.
Faith of My Fathers, 1h30
Directed by Peter Markle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Shawn Hatosy, Scott Glenn, Erin Cottrell, John Evermore, Chi Muoi Lo, Joe Chrest
Roles Jack McCain
Rating62% 3.1493653.1493653.1493653.1493653.149365
John McCain flies his jet from a carrier on a bombing mission over Hanoi, Vietnam. As a warning buzzer announces incoming missiles, McCain stays with the bomb drop, but is hit by a missile. He lands in the water and is pulled ashore by an angry mob, and taken prisoner. Asked to give information, he gives out the names of a sports team rather than of his squadron. In flashbacks, his father tells of how his submarine escaped destruction in World War II, and told him not to worry about his grades, as his father and grandfather "really fooled them" by rising to admiral despite doing poorly in school. In prison, McCain sees other prisoners cruelly tortured, while he sees a couple who appear to have decided to cooperate with the enemy. McCain is given a choice to be released early in recognition that his father is commander of US forces in the Pacific, but he refuses, and suffers for it. During a stepped-up bombing campaign, the prisoners sing "Silent Night", after which negotiations result in a release of prisoners and a trip home.
Homeland Security, 1h38
Directed by Daniel Sackheim
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Scott Glenn, Tom Skerritt, Andrew Robinson, Marisol Nichols, Kal Penn, Grant Show
Roles Joe Johnson
Rating44% 2.2266752.2266752.2266752.2266752.226675
Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White House informing him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as a senior member of the Office of Homeland Security under Tom Ridge. Once in office Admiral McKee faces the challenge of organising this new office so as to prevent further terrorist attacks against the United States. With this in mind Admiral McKee's wife, Elise Mckee, recommends he speaks to his friend, NSA Agent Sol Binder.