Danny Glover is an actor and director. He made his acting debut in the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz. During the ’80s, he gained mainstream fame for his role in The Color Purple, as well as for starring as Sergeant Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon. He reprised his role in the subsequent Lethal Weapon sequels Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, and Lethal Weapon 4. He also portrayed Nelson Mandela in the TV film Mandela. During the ’90s, he became further known for his performances in To Sleep with Anger, Predator 2, Angels in the Outfield, and Operation Dumbo Drop. In the 2000s, he starred in The Royal Tenenbaums, Saw, and Shooter, among others. He later played President Wilson in the disaster movie 2012. He continued acting in the 2010s, starring as Professor Arthur Teller on the short-lived series Touch.